Dual Credit is a partnership between LPS, Southwest, and local colleges/Universities. Courses are taught at Southwest, by Southwest teachers deemed qualified by the partner institution. Participating teachers must apply and be hired as adjunct professors for the partner institution. Students are concurrently enrolled in high school and college and receive credit toward graduation from both institutions. Southwest offers several courses concurrently with the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Wesleyan, and SCC.
The University of Nebraska provides high school students with many chances to earn college credit.
The two options available to Southwest students are:
1. College Courses through the Nebraska Now program. Students enroll at UNL and attend courses on the university campus that are taught by UNL faculty. The grade earned in the course will be the grade recorded on their UNL transcript.
2. Dual Credit courses taught by Southwest teachers who have applied to, and been hired by UNL. The grade earned in the course will be the grade recorded on their UNL transcript.
The Nebraska Wesleyan Honors Academy is a program that allows students to earn college credit for successfully completing approved Advanced Placement (AP) or honors-level courses through their high school.
Honors Academy credit has been accepted by over 85 institutions; however, acceptance of credit is always subject to the policies of the receiving institution
“Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Honors Academy Dual Credit Program is an innovative program designed for gifted and highly motivated high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about learning and excited by the challenges of earning college credit by taking selected advanced-level courses taught by their high school teachers.”
The Dual Credit Advantage (DC Advantage) at Southeast Community College offers several dual credit courses either at Southwest or online- which will transfer to most colleges and universities.
The classes offered are college courses most degree seeking students will need in college ranging from English, Math, and Sciences or to assist students in completing SCC’s GELO requirements.
View the SCC dual-credit class schedule