On Saturday, May 18th, 79 Alvin ISD students participated in Alvin Community College’s Graduation Ceremony. Pending final grades and AP scores, 55 of these students will have earned an Associate’s of Arts Degree in General Studies and 24 will have earned a Technical Certificate. The General Studies degree is a combination of forty-two hours of core academic courses and eighteen hours of electives selected with the student’s intended pathway in mind, for a total of sixty hours of college course work completed prior to high school graduation. The Associates of Arts degree is transferable with a 2.0 GPA or higher, and often times allows the student to enter the university at a junior level status, if applicable.
The Dual Credit program is a long-standing partnership between Alvin ISD and Alvin Community College. Through this partnership, Alvin ISD students enroll in college courses taught by Alvin Community College faculty on their high school campus. Students can also take classes online and at the Alvin Community College main campus.
If you are interested or want to learn more about this wonderful educational opportunity, please visit with an Alvin ISD High School counselor, Alvin Community College Advisor housed on the Alvin ISD high school campus or visit www.alvincollege.edu/dualcredit.