Dual Enrollment allows high school students to take college classes while still enrolled in high school. These classes count for both high school and college credit. High school students who complete dual enrollment classes generally take fewer classes in college and save money on total college costs. MUSD partners with Central Arizona College (CAC) to provide dual enrollment opportunities for students. To earn college credit, students must pass a dual enrollment class with a C or better. The grade earned will be part of the student’s college academic record.
CTE students who complete dual enrollment classes may also be able to enter the workforce sooner.
Research shows that students who participate in dual enrollment programs are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college, enroll full-time in college, earn higher grades, and graduate from college. They are also more likely to obtain a Bachelor’s degree than an Associate’s degree or certificate. [include source/reference]
MHS currently offers the following dual enrollment credits. There are currently ZERO costs for the Dual Enrollment program.
ENG 101- College Composition I, 3 credits
ENG 102 - College Composition II, 3 credits
MAT 141 - College Mathematics, 4 credits
MAT 151 - College Algebra, 4 credits
BIO 100 - Biological Concepts, 4 credits
BIO 181 - General Biology I, 4 credits
CHM 130 - Chemistry Foundations, 4 credits
CHM 151 - General Chemistry I, 4 credits
EGR 102 - Introduction to Engineering, 3 credits
EDU 221 - Foundations of Education, 3 credits
EDU 222 - Foundations of Special Education, 3 credits
DMA 115 - Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
DMA 125 - Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
MUSD also partners with CAC to offer students an Early College Scholarship. Early College gives high school students access to the entire CAC course catalog of classes starting the summer after their sophomore year.
The CAC Early College scholarship includes five FREE credits per term (summer, fall and spring).