• Dual Credit courses are specific classes that earn high school and college courses simultaneously.  Juniors and Seniors are eligible to participate, with a singular exception for sophomores on the health science track who may choose to take Medical Terminology.

    Dual Credit Pathways:
    PISD now offers two options for students wishing to participate in dual credit classes:

    1. Traditional Pathway: This is the a la carte model that we have utilized in the past. Students take select classes on their PISD campus. These classes may be taught by “visiting” faculty who travel from Collin to teach at our schools, or by “embedded” professors, who are also PISD teachers, certified and hired by Collin College to teach these classes.  Students can also take a la carte classes in-person in the evenings, weekends, and summer, with certain restrictions.
    2. Collin Celina Campus Cohort Pathway: This model is new this year.  Students who commit (during the Spring semester) to the Celina Cohort, will do the morning half of their school day at the Collin College campus in Celina.  Bus transportation will be available for those who need it.  Students who enter this cohort as a junior and continue as a senior, can earn up to 58 credit hours prior to graduation, just shy of an associate's degree. This program will depend on guaranteeing a level student interest to ensure classes are available. 

    Dual Credit & GPA
    Dual Credit classes taken online and during the summer will NOT count in a student's high school GPA, but will be included on their transcript and they will earn high school credit.

    Need help?
    Contact your counselor  (PHS Counselors)
    Contact Collin College Liaison Counselor Alicia Schulze