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Georgia Perimeter College-2015--Dual Enrollment/Joint Enrollment program, -Early College

Year: 
2016

GPC had more than 1,142 dual enrollment high school students, which represents a 10% increase over the previous year, who completed 11,981 credits worth of college-level courses, which can be applied to degrees at matriculation into an institution of higher education. The most popular courses are English and math, but a wide range of courses that satisfy core requirements for most degree programs are offered.

In addition to dual enrollment, the DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA) is operated jointly with the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). The focus of the program is on those students of high ability as demonstrated by past performance on standardized tests and classroom effort. Students from any middle school in DCSD may apply in the 8th grade to join DECA. In addition to the college preparatory curriculum, students can receive up to 60 hours of college credit leading to an Associate of Arts degree. Students spend the 9th and 10th grades at the Academy location and the 11th and 12th grades taking classes at GPC. The program is designed to accommodate 400 students in grades 9 through 12. Of those students, 164 are on a GPC campus, and they completed 4,057 credit hours of college level course work in FY 15.