• Earn college credit while a student at EHS.
    Click on the link below to access more information as well as the necessary paperwork for RCC.
     
    Dual Credit students must complete and submit both the RCC Admission form and the RCC Parent/Guardian Approval form. 
     
     
     
     
     TRANSFER OF CREDIT AND ALTERNATIVE COURSES (DUAL CREDIT)
    A student will receive high school credit for successfully completing any course given by an institution accredited
    by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. High school transfer credits from schools
    approved by the state and certified by the North Central Association (NCA) or its equivalent will be evaluated by
    the administration. The conversion formula is typically one-half Carnegie unit of credit equals 1 semester credit
    hour.

    Credit toward graduation requirements may be earned from colleges, and from approved correspondence
    courses with the prior approval of the counselor and administration.
    Credits earned will be counted in the grade point average according to the regular grading scale. Credits earned
    from schools in foreign countries will be calculated according to the regular grading scale only.

    DUAL CREDIT
    Students may receive college credit through a variety of credit offerings. A student who successfully completes
    community college courses may receive high school credit, provided the student is a junior or senior in good
    academic standing; the course is approved in advance by the student and guidance counselor and the high
    school administration; the student assumes responsibility for all fees; and the course would be transferable to
    a four-year college. Three (3) semester hours credit shall be considered the equivalent of one-half (0.5) of credit
    toward graduation.

    Decatur Public Schools, currently supports enrollment in the following dual credit courses offered at
    Richland Community College or at the high school: African American Studies,College Statistics, English
    101, English 102, Horticulture, Math 113, and Math098 Prep Course.
    Students interested in enrolling for RCC Dual Credit courses need to complete the following:

    • The appropriate forms (available in counselor’soffice):
    • Principal’s Approval Form
    • Parent/Guardian’s Approval Form
    • The RCC Placement Test at RCC campus.
    • Students should meet with their counselor and/or administrator prior to enrolling in dual credit courses.
     
    Decatur Public Schools supports enrollment in the following dual credit courses offered at Millikin
    University College: TH102: Intro to Technical Theatre, and Arts Technology.
    Students interested in enrolling for Millikin Dual Credit courses need to complete the following:

    • The appropriate forms (available in counselor’soffice):
    • Principal’s Approval Form
    • Parent/Guardian’s Approval Form
    • Students should meet with their counselor and/or administrator prior to enrolling in dual credit courses.

    Decatur Public Schools supports enrollment in the following dual credit courses offered at Heartland
    Technical Academy:

    Heartland Technical Academy is an opportunity for upperclassman, junior - senior level students. In order to
    enroll in courses offered through the technical academy, students must complete enrollment forms during
    their sophomore and/or junior year. Students can earn 1.5 high school credits per semester; therefore,
    earning three (3.0 credits per year. Tech Academy programs equate to three (3 high school classes.
    Students will attend one session during their regular school day. Dual credit means that a high school student
    will earn credit on their high school transcript and establish credit on a college transcript for the same course.
    College credit offered may vary from what is listed. Students are encouraged to verify college credit with their
    Tech Academy instructor at the beginning of each semester.