Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment courses have been tremendously successful in helping public school students earn college credit at little cost to their families. A recent study by the Community College Research Center on Dual Enrollment found that dual enrollment is positively related to enrolling and staying in college and earning a higher GPA.

Unfortunately, unnecessary administrative barriers are keeping private school students from enrolling in dual enrollment courses.

Senate Bill 1064, sponsored by Senator Dennis Baxley would eliminate these barriers so that all students can earn college credit while in high school.

Restoring Access for Private School Students

Legislative changes made in 2012 and 2014 have negatively impacted private school students and their ability to access dual enrollment courses by making each private school negotiate an articulation agreement with their local college.

The changes have resulted in a steep decline in the number of private school students participating in dual enrollment while the number of public school students has increased and the number of home education students has remained stable.

Public School, Private School and Home Education Students Enrolled in Dual Enrollment

Source: Florida Department of Education