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Huntsville City Schools, Alabama A&M enter dual enrollment agreement

Students in Huntsville high schools will have the ability to earn college credits that will also apply to their high school degree requirements.
Credit: Huntsville City Schools

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Representatives from Huntsville City Schools and Alabama A&M University on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding, or an MOU, that lays the foundation for a dual enrollment partnership.

Under the agreement, high schoolers in the Huntsville school district will be able to take AAMU courses which will earn both college credit and satisfy high school diploma requirements.

Completed courses are usually accepted and most post-secondary schools and can help a student get a head start on their college degree plans and even graduate early.

According to existing Huntsville City Schools dual enrollment requirements, participating students must be in grades 10-12 and maintain a 2.5 grade-point average. Students may only take one academic dual enrollment course per each academic term.  Two courses must be Superintendent approved, per district guidelines.

Students participating in the program must successfully complete their course in order to continue each semester, or else they must take a semester off before rejoining the program.

As of Monday, the school district does not have updated information regarding the AAMU program, but shows there are existing dual enrollment agreements with J.F. Drake State, Calhoun Community College, and University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The AAMU dual enrollment partnership takes effect with the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

Students and parents who wish to participate in any dual enrollment program are encouraged to contact their high school counselor for more information and application costs and procedures.

Click here for more information about dual enrollment and the differences between it and similar college preparatory programs.

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