Determination that a college course meets the high school TEKS/learning outcomes for a particular high school course is the responsibility of the school district or private/charter/home school. The Lone Star College does not identify courses as meeting any particular TEA requirements for high school graduation. Lone Star College has designed dual credit courses to the meet the TEKS, but additional outcomes required by any school/district will need to be supplemented by that school/district. All decisions regarding a student's high school graduation plan should be determined by their school counselor/administrator. Offering a dual credit course remains the decision of each Independent School District. A course that is listed does not automatically grant an ISD approval to offer a course.
The State of Texas’ Senate Bill 148 requires each institution of higher education to adopt a Core Curriculum (liberal arts, humanities, sciences and political, social, and cultural history) of up to 42 hours of college. This core of classes can be transferred to any state college/university in Texas.
Academic Dual Credit courses are designed primarily to apply to transfer, Associate of Arts (AA), or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. Core curriculum and foreign language courses are academic. Academic courses are those typically required of students who intend to transfer from LSC and pursue a traditional baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution. Some of the more popular academic courses are American history, English composition, American government, economics, psychology, and sociology. All of these courses satisfy core curriculum requirements at LSC and will transfer to any public college or university in the state of Texas as core curriculum. College algebra, art appreciation, speech, introductory biology, and introductory chemistry may also be taught as dual credit and transfer as core curriculum hours`. Science lab courses can only be taught as dual credit when the high school lab meets the requirements of the college curriculum.
PHED 1164 (PE is NOT a Dual Credit Course. Must be taken as College Credit Only. Full Tuition and Fees Apply)
Workforce Dual Credit is designed to allow high school students to enroll in LSC credit workforce programs and receive high school credit for career and technical classes while also working towards obtaining an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students who participate in these classes/programs will graduate high school with career skills and in many cases, a certification approving them for employment in their industry; and some of them will also transfer toward four-year degrees. Please check with your local college campus to see whether or not you can take advantage of this opportunity.