Dual Enrollment

Four Year Plan

The intent of Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School – Lee is to prepare motivated students to qualify for dual enrollment classes during the junior and senior years of a traditional high school schedule. Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School – Lee does not maintain any articulation agreements with institutions other than Florida SouthWestern State College and dual enrollment opportunities are limited to Fall and Spring semesters at Florida SouthWestern State College. Freshman and Sophomore students take traditional high school classes in our building in preparation of becoming full time dual enrolled students.Dual Enrollment allows eligible high school students to enroll in post secondary courses. Students earn credit toward high school graduation and at the same time, earn credit toward a college degree. Students become eligible for dual enrollment at the beginning of their junior year by earning a GPA of 3.0 and above as well as qualifying scores on the PERT. Students are permitted three attempts at earning a qualifying score in each section and may substitute an ACT or SAT score for any one section. Additional information is available at the college Testing Services web page.

Gaining admission to the college as a dual enrollment student is dependent on individual student’s grade point average (GPA) and qualifying scores on the PERT (admission test). Earning an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is not automatic and may or may not be congruent with a student’s individual academic goals. The stated goal of the program is to provide students the opportunity to earn significant college credits before graduation from high school. A target of 60 credit hours earned at an average of 15 credits for each of four semesters is necessary to complete the A.A. degree.

Exceptionally motivated and prepared students may take a dual enrollment class during the second semester of the sophomore year. Interested sophomore students that have a GPA of 3.5 and above are eligible to take the PERT in the fall semester of the sophomore year. With qualifying scores they may enroll for one dual enrollment course in the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Earning the A.A. degree is determined by the completion of specified course requirements as set by Florida SouthWestern State College. Many elective credits in the A.A. program may be consumed by students meeting high school graduation requirements.

Students with math PERT scores above 135 may be eligible for high level math courses. A flow chart of math courses and departmental recommendations are available from your guidance counselor. All science courses require a minimum PERT math score of 113.

AA Graduation Requirements (60 Credit Hours)

  • Communications – Nine (9) Credit Hours
  • Humanities – Six (6) Credit Hours
  • Social Sciences – Nine (9) Credit Hours
  • Mathematics – Six (6) Credit Hours – Mathematics Course Flowchart
  • Natural Sciences – Six (6) Credit Hours
  • Computing Skills – All degree seeking students must demonstrate their competence in the basic use of computers by completing ENC 1101 with a grade of or better.
  • Total Elective Hours – Twenty Four (24) Credit Hours