Coppell High School

    Coppell High School

    A Tradition of Excellence

    Dual Credit

    A student must earn at least a "C" from North Lake to receive credit at CHS.

    Dual Credit classes are classes a student takes and receives both high school credit and credit from North Lake Community College (or another Dallas County Community College). Whether those credits will transfer to the school a student attends after graduation is up to the school that student attends but it is Texas state law that all public universities in Texas must allow those credits to transfer leaving it up to the receiving institution what credit they award. To see what credit a Texas university will award go to to determine what credit a course taken at North Lake will receive at a different Texas public university.  All Dual Credit classes are level 3 classes for grade point averaging (same as Honors classes).  While tuition is waived for the Dual Credit Courses listed in the CHS Course Planning Guide, books and other required materials are the learner's responsibility.  


    Process to Take Classes

    1.      Apply to be accepted to North Lake. The information needed to do that is in the link to the right.

    2.      Enroll for classes.

    a.      Fall Semester - Registration for 2016 fall classes starts on April 19 for returning North Lake students and April 25 for all students. Counselors will give the enrollment packet to students that have completed step 1 by the enrollment date.  CHS Deadline to register for dual credit is June 1, 2016. 

    b.      Summer Class – Registration for 2016 summer classes starts April 19 for returning North Lake students and April 25 for all students. When you have completed step 1 see your counselor to receive the packet needed to enroll.


     Dual Credit Basics

    ·        Students take their class(s) at North Lake during the year two days a week. Summer classes meet Monday through Thursday. To see class offerings go to:


    o   schedules

    o   e-connect

    o   either future student menu or current credit student menu

    o   find credit classes

    Their fall schedule is typically not posted on-line until the middle of May.

    ·        Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take up to two periods of classes at North Lake and have one release period for traveling purposes (students must be at Coppell High School at least four periods each day).

    ·        North Lake requirements are that the first class a student takes must be on their campus (not on-line). On occasion if a summer class is not offered except on-line North Lake will make an exception to that rule. That is entirely their decision.  

    ·        As with any Honors class, Dual Credit courses will earn GPA points on the following scale: A = 5.5, B = 4.9, C = 4.3, D or F = no credit earned