POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 will be changing the way it issues credit for dual enrollment courses.
The district is changing this in order to be in compliance with Idaho education law.
Dual enrollment courses are courses in which a student can earn college credit while still in high school, and in the past, each dual enrollment course taken would account for one high school credit, regardless of the corresponding credit level at the institution of higher learning.
For example, a student taking English 101, a three (3) credit course at ISU, would receive one (1) high school credit on their high school transcript.
However, Idaho law now requires that students receive high school credit at a ratio of at least 2:1 for dual enrollment courses.
As such, the same English 101 course will now equate to one and a half (1.5) high school credits on the high school transcript. Likewise, if a student takes a dual enrollment course with a college credit value of four (4) credits, the student will receive two (2) high school credits.
This increase in credit value for many of PCSD 25’s dual enrollment courses may have an impact on a student’s grade point average (GPA).
For more information on this impact, contact your student’s school counselor.
You can view a complete list of dual enrollment classes currently offered in the district and the corresponding credit values below.