3 Ways to Earn College Credit While Still in High School
Advanced Placement (AP)
Through college-level AP courses, students enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school. Through AP exams, each student has the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. AP course are available to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.
AVAILABLE ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES:
Physics I & II
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College-Level Examination Program
(CLEP) offers the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP exams available. Byrd High School is an official CLEP testing center for Byrd High School students. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. CLEP has the same benefits as dual enrollment except there is no grade for CLEP exams, only pass fail. Accepted at more than 2,900 colleges and universities, not just in Louisiana.
Dual Enrollment (DE)
Dual Enrollment is a program that allows eligible high school students currently attending C.E. Byrd High School to simultaneously enroll in a college course. It is also known as the Early Start Program. The credits that students earn must be used toward both a high school graduation and are acceptable toward a college Associate or Baccalaureate degree, or Technical Certificate.
What are some of the benefits of Dual Enrollment?
Louisiana State University in Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University both partner with Byrd to allow eligible students to simultaneously enroll in college a course. The credits that students earn are used toward both high school graduation and are acceptable toward a college associate or Baccalaureate degree, or Technical Certificate. Program is available for 11th and 12th grade students. Minimum 18 ACT composite score required for all courses. Some have additional requirements beyond the minimum ACT/PLAN score.
AVAILABLE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES:
Anatomy & Physiology
Art History (AP)
Biology II (AP)
Business Computer Applications
English III (Honors or GT)
English IV (E, AP or AP/GT)
European History (AP)
Film Studies (E)
Fine Arts Survey
Latin III & IV
Physics I & II (AP)
Spanish IV & V (AP)