Dual Enrollment is a program that allow South Fort Myers High School students to take college courses directly on campus while also earning high school credits toward graduation. Students in the dual enrollment program can even graduate high school with a two year college degree. 

Student have the opportunity to participate in dual enrollment at Florida Southwestern (FSW), Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Fort Myers Technical College (FMTC).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Freshman and Sophomores need a 3.5 or higher cumulative un-weighted GPA
  • Junior and Seniors need a 3.0 or higher cumulative un-weighted GPA
  • Passing scores on the college placement test (PERT), the ACT, or the SAT.

You must pass the reading section to take any college level classes:

Information for Fort Myers Technical College

https://www.fortmyerstech.edu/content.php?page=48

Why should my child take Dual Enrollment courses?

Students enrolled in high school may be dual enrolled at a local community college or university. These students may take classes at either institution for credit toward their high school diploma, as well as for college credit.

Dual enrollment in both high school and college is advantageous to students because it allows them to get a head start on their college careers. In some cases, the student may even be able to attain an Associate of Arts or equivalent degree shortly before or after their high school graduation. Furthermore, it may ease the transition from high school to college.

In addition, dual enrollment is seen by parents as a money saving strategy that avoids skyrocketing tuition costs because courses are often paid for and taken through the local high school. State government officials also see dual enrollment as a net savings due to the lower value of funds spent earlier, as opposed to those spent later. Public school costs are also lower than they would be at postsecondary institutions.

Source: Wikipedia

Want more information about Dual Enrollment? Contact your school counselor.