Dual Credit (College Credit)

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Dual Credit Courses

Dual Credit programs allow students to take college-level courses while still in high school. Students may become eligible for college credit based on scores obtained in the year-end examinations and through taking college-level classes either at their high school or at colleges and universities.


Olympia School District offers students Dual credit opportunities such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College in the High School, CTE Dual Credit and Running Start.


Benefits of Dual Credit


  • Stay on your high school campus and receive college credit.

  • Take advantage of free or low-cost tuition.

  • Earn both high school and college credit for completing high school courses.

  • Save on college tuition before you graduate from high school.

  • Enjoy an opportunity to explore career fields before high school graduation.

  • Gain practical skills that will be useful regardless of post high school plans.

  • Enhance your resume with Dual Credit credits.

  • Earn College credits that are considered in determining military pay. 


CTE Dual Credit

A CTE Dual Credit course contains a signed articulation agreement between Olympia School District (Career and Technical Education) and at least one community/technical college. A student earning a CTE Dual Credit Completer has completed 360 hours in any single CTE program area. The student must have passing grades in all courses within the program area for the courses to be counted for completer status. CTE Dual Credit is the ‘AP’ of CTE. This program enables high school students to complete college-level courses while still in high school.