Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the length of Frisco ISD’s partnership with Collin College for dual credit courses.

Frisco ISD students will have the opportunity to earn college credit through a partnership with Collin College.

The overview

The district’s board of trustees renewed the agreement with the Collin County Community College District on Sept. 18. Through the dual-credit program, students will simultaneously receive academic credit from the college and high school.

Dual-credit courses are taught by college professors, and the grades earned will be posted on a student’s college and high school transcript.

The specifics

The partnership with Collin College is valid for three years until July 2026, according to the agreement. FISD has partnered with the college for dual credit courses since 1987. The newest agreement updated its language and format, clarified coursework expectations and lengthened the agreement’s duration, according to district documents.

Students enrolled in dual-credit courses will pay the Collin County tuition rate. Those in the free or reduced lunch program may have tuition fees waived, according to the agreement.

Dual-credit courses offered to FISD students include but are not limited to:
  • Texas government
  • Art appreciation
  • Introduction to sociology
  • United States History 1 and 2
  • College algebra
  • Calculus 1
  • Astronomy
What parents should know

Collin College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Credits students earn can be transferred to public institutions within the state and different public and private colleges out-of-state, according to the district.

Students that continue with Collin College after high school have the opportunity to be transferred through Collin’s preadmission partnership to the following schools:
  • Austin College
  • Baylor University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of North Texas