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Dual Credit Partnership Program @ FPC

The Dual-Credit Program is a cooperative partnership between a high school and Frank Phillips College through which a student will be awarded both college and high school credit in courses that meet the requirements for both institutions. Students who meet specific eligibility requirements for both the high school and Frank Phillips College are permitted to enroll in Frank Phillips Dual Credit courses specified in the dual-credit agreement.

The Frank Phillips Dual Credit Program is governed by rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency and Amarillo College.

School Links

Booker High School - http://www.bookerisd.net/

Borger High School - http://www.borgerisd.net/

Canadian High School - http://www.canadianisd.net/

Channing High School - http://www.channingisd.net/

Dumas High School - http://dalhart.dhs.schooldesk.net/

Darrouzett High School - http://www.darrouzettisd.net

Follett High School - http://www.follettisd.net/

Gruver High School - http://www.gruverisd.net/

Hartley High School - http://www.hartleyisd.net/

Nazareth High School - http://www.nazarethisd.net/highschool.html

Perryton High School - http://www.perrytonisd.com/

Sanford / Fritch High School - http://www.sfisd.net/highschool/

Spearman High School - http://www.spearmanisd.net/

West Texas High School - http://www.pspcisd.net

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Dual Credit Forms

Dual Credit Parent Contract

Student Expectation and Ethics

College courses often require three to four hours of study time each week depending on the credit hour of each course.  College course content is not modified to accommodate high school students.  Dual credit students are expected to maintain equivalent coursework to college students.

Students attending Frank Phillips College are expected to maintain high standards of personal and scholarly conduct. This includes Dual Credit Students. Academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, collusion (working with anyone else to produce work for which you take credit without the professor’s permission), utilizing resources such as books and notes for a test without the professor’s permission, and plagiarism is considered a serious offense and may result in disciplinary actions including:

  • A grade of 0 for the test or assignment
  • A semester grade of F for the course
  • Administrative withdrawal from the course
  • Academic suspension

Apply for Admission

All dual credit students must apply for admission to Frank Phillips College. You will need to use the Texas Common Application. The application is in two parts. The first part is a student profile. At the end of the profile, you will receive a user name and password. The password is used only in the Apply Texas Website. They are not your FPC user name and password in CAMS. The second part of the application is selecting a college. When completing the second part of the application, remember the following:

  1. Select a 2 year college application
  2. Select Frank Phillips College as your first option.
  3. Your "First choice major" is "High School Dual Credit".
  4. It is beneficial to you to select the option "Yes, make my information available" to my high school counselor.
  5. Your "admission basis" is "Dual Credit (receiving both high school and college credit)."
  6. Your "Reason for Attending" is to "Earn credit for transfer.
  7. Record your user name and password where you will be able to retrieve it in the future.

Testing Requirements/ Admission Requirements

Texas Success Initiative ((TSI) requires that all students attending a public college or university test or be exempt from testing. Test exemptions are based on ACT scores, SAT scores, EOC, or exit level TAKS scores.

Currently, there are numerous changes in process in establishing dual credit testing exemption guidelines. At this time, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and TEA have not determined a test to be used to exempt a student who will be ajunior in fall 2013 in reading and writing. As soon as that has been established, it will be posted on this page. Two End of Course Exams (EOC) are being considered to show that a student is at college level. The two tests are:

  • Level 2 or higher on the English III EOC
  • Level 2 or higher on the Algebra II EOC

When a decision is made, it will be posted here.

The table below is currently in effect. As of August 26, THEA will no longer be used and the Accuplacer will be replaced with the TSI Assessment.

Test Exemption Required Score
TAKS English Language Arts (ELS): 2200 scale score with a Written composition subscore of 3 or higher

Mathematics: 2200 scale score
ACT Engli sh 19 with a composite score of23

Math 19 with a composite score of 23
SAT Critical Reading 500 with a composite score of 1070

Math 500 with a composite score of 1070
PSAT/NMSQT For students entering 11th grade only:
Critical Reading 50 plus a combined score of 107
Mathematics 50 plus a combined score of 107
(Students entering 12th grade must show new exemption base on TAKS, SAT, or ACT.)
PLAN For students entering 11th grade only:
Critical Reading 19 plus a combined score of 23
Mathematics 19 plus a combined score of 23
(Students entering 12th grade must show new exemption base on TAKS, SAT,or ACT.)

If a student is not exempt from testing, the Accuplacer or THEA test must be taken prior to registration. For information or to schedule a test, contact Student Central 806-457-4200. Link to SC page

State Approved Test Required Scores
Accuplacer Reading 78 or higher
Math 75 or higher
Writing 6-8 or a 5 with an objective score of 80 or higher

The table below shows which test is required for each course:

Section of Test Required Course
Reading Art Appreciation, Biology, Computer courses, Economics, Foreign Languages, Government of the U.S., History of the U.S., Humanities, Interpersonal Communication, Life Science, Psychology
Reading and Writing English
Writing Speech
Math College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Physics
Math and Reading Chemistry

Scholarship Information

Contact

Jimmie McCarthy,
Director of Dual Credit
Frank Phillips College
PO Box 5118
Borger, Tx 79008-5118
Voice: (806)457-4200 ext 775

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