Dual Credit-- high school & College
Timeline for Registering
School board approval is needed for a high school student to take a college course from a university or technical college. Applications must be made by the following dates:
This does not apply to technical college courses taught by Lake Holcombe instructors.
Two Different types of courses for college credit
College courses taught by a high school staff
CVTC courses taught by our high school staff earn high school and college credit but do not count toward the 18 credit limit paid by the district.
Courses include Medical Terminology taught by Mrs. Wysocki and business courses taught by Mrs. Hempel.
Progress in courses taught within the building are monitored by high school teachers. Failing a course will influence a student's grade point average but the student will not be charged for the course.
college courses directly from the college or online
Courses taught through distance learning from WITC, CVTC, NTC, UWEC-BC, and UW Stevens Point are taught from college instructors. Lake Holcombe School pays those colleges and universities for each credit, and credits taken will count toward the 18 credit limit paid by the district.
Course progress is the responsibility of the student. Typically campuses do not inform Lake Holcombe School of a student's grade or progress until the end of the semester when grades are recorded.
Grades for college courses are figured into the student's grade point average.
Criteria for taking a college course
Lake Holcombe School has criteria for enrolling in a college courese; in addition, each college or university may have different criteria.
Lake Holcombe Criteria
Students who wish to take a distance learning course must meet the following criteria:
- Rank in the top 1/3 of their class, or have a ‘B’ average, or have recommendation from counselor or teacher.
- Have a good attendance record the previous year.
- Enrollment in a course may be restricted by availability and/or placement test scores.
- Be able to work independently without direct supervision. Prior referrals may be seen as inability to meet this requirement.
- Have excellent oral and written skills.
- Must be willing to sign the distance learning contract.