Keller ISD board of trustees renewed the district’s dual credit agreement with Tarrant County College in July in order to give KISD students a chance to earn both college and high school credit while still enrolled in high school.

The agreement ensures that TCC and KISD will approve program requirements for students so that course credits count toward academic requirements for high school and count as credit hours for post-secondary degrees or certificates.

“A student may enroll in academic courses for college credit before they graduate from high school,” the district said in a statement. “Students may receive both high school and college credit for successful completion of required courses offered through the district partnership university. Students enrolled in dual [credit] courses are expected to attend class on the scheduled days.”

According to KISD officials, demand for TCC dual credit courses remains high, especially for courses that are part of the core curriculum or technical pathways.

The latest agreement between the district and TCC affords students additional opportunities to earn certifications in three pathways: aviation technology, paralegal, and professional pilot.

“Our dual programs are on track to do well this year,” said Jennifer Fleming, KISD director of post-secondary readiness. “We are unique in that we have many embedded professors on our campuses...with credentials to teach at the college level.”

Additional courses offered under the district’s dual credit program include English, history and economics.