Current PRHS Dual Enrollment Students:
If you are planning to attend classes Fall, please be sure to do the following:
- Complete a NEW funding application/Student Participation Agreement on Georgia Futures (the new application is now available and online in GA Futures at www.gafutures.org). This NEW application is GOOD for the ENTIRE 20-21 school year. If you have done one for summer, you do NOT need to complete another one.
- Email Ms. Bolt for advisement (Chrissie.Bolt@gcpsk12.org)--we will discuss the classes you are taking as well as how you will be impacted by HB 444 at this virtual advisement.
- After you have registered for fall, you should email a copy of your COLLEGE schedule to Ms. Bolt to update your file. Your PRHS schedule WILL NOT be adjusted until Ms. Bolt receives a copy of your schedule.
New PRHS Dual Enrollment Students:
If you are interested in participating in Dual Enrollment for the SPRING 2020 semester (or beyond), you should do the following:
Normally, a prospective student would be required to attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation and Information meeting. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Bolt will waive this requirement for enrollment for Fall 2020 semester ONLY. This will, however, be a requirement for the Spring 2021 semester (assuming that GCPS has returned to a normal operation schedule).
- Email Ms. Bolt of your interest and plans to particpate in Dual Enrollment for Fall 2020. Indicate which school you plan to apply and whether you anticipate being a FULL TIME student (no classes at PRHS) or PART TIME student (classes at both the college and PRHS).
- Complete the Student Contact/Advisement Sheet and email a scanned copy of the document to Ms. Bolt via email at Chrissie.Bolt@gcpsk12.org.
- Create (if you haven't already) an account on GA Futures (www.gafutures.org) and then apply for Dual Enrollment Funding. This application will serve as your participation agreement for the entire 20-21 school year. After you complete this, a link will be sent to your parent. Both of you will need to sign off on this application before you will be accepted into any post-secondary institution.
- Apply to the post-secondary institution of your choice. Gwinnett Tech (GTC) and Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) are the two colleges closest to PRHS and are the most convenient for that reason. However, Georgia State, with campuses in Alpharetta, Dunwoody, and Clarkston, may also be an option as well as other Georgia public institutions.
- Read ALL the information in the resources section concerning Dual Enrollment at PRHS (powerpoint) and the additional information about HB 444 which is also found in the resources section. You should ALSO have your parents go to Georgia Futures (www.gafutures.org) and read the information and FAQ about Dual Enrollment.
- All schools are requiring some sort of admission assessment. This may be satisfied in several ways depending on the school: ACT, SAT, PSAT, or Accuplacer. Admission scores (ACT or SAT) must be sent directly to the institution from the scoring agency. If you took the SAT, send these from the College Board, if you took the ACT, send them from ACT. If you are planning to apply to Gwinnett Tech, they will accept PSAT scores. If you wish to use PSAT, please email Ms. Bolt and request that she send these scores to the institution for you.
- If you are attending GGC, they have been requesting a paper copy of the SPA (Student Participation Agreement) in addition to the electronic copy of the SPA. Ms. Bolt can do this for you via email, but must have an idea of what you plan to take at the college before sending you the SPA.
- If you are attending GGC or GSU, they will require a HS transcript. This transcript must be official and either come directly from PRHS or a better option is to send it electronically through Georgia Futures. This is fast, free, and convenient.
- Monitor your email and student portal at the college you applied to determine any information that may be missing from your application. This will also be where you will receive additional information about orientation, advisement, or registration after you have been accepted.
- After you have been accepted, email Ms. Bolt with the information about where you have been accepted and she will complete an advisement for you with possible classes based on your plans for Dual Enrollment.
- PRHS Dual Enrollment Contact Information Sheet (20-21) Should be emailed to Ms. Bolt at Chrissie.Bolt@gcpsk12.org in order to create a Dual Enrollment folder for each student. This does not go to the college, it is just for contact information for the Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
- A good amount of information about the Dual Enrollment program can be found on the Georgia Futures website. Click on the link that says "Dual Enrollment Application" in the lower left corner of the home page, www.gafutures.org.
- The majority of students participating in Dual Enrollment at PRHS attend either Gwinnett Technical College, www.gwinnetttech.edu or Georgia Gwinnett College, www.ggc.edu Please check out these websites for each of these institutions to find out more about each schools specific requirements for participating in Dual Enrollment. But do check out Georgia State too, www.gsu.edu.
- The information in the powerpoint is the information used to present at the Dual Enrollment information meetings and should be a good resource of information about making a decision to participate in dual enrollment.
- Check out the Dual Enrollment Promo video below produced in 2018 that includes GCPS students discussing the perks, benefits, and "how to" of Dual Enrollment. While the name has changed from Move On When Ready to Dual Enrollment, but the basic tenets of the program remain the same.
Maxwell HS of Tech. & Grayson Tech.
Maxwell High School of Technology
The mission of Maxwell High School of Technology is founded in educational research on increasing achievement, improving graduation rates, and sustaining student success in post-secondary experiences. The research-based initiatives that Maxwell will undertake include, but are not limited to, awarding of credit based on demonstrated mastery rather than instructional hours, providing a seamless transition for students to college and/or career, and assuring that the faculty represents the highest caliber of professionals with real-life experiences that can be transferred directly to student learning.
Grayson Technical Education Program
The Grayson Technical Education Program opened in 2004 in a building that was constructed adjacent to Grayson High School. Grayson Tech serves Juniors and Seniors from all Gwinnett County public high schools. Grayson Tech is a state-of-the-art technical education facility that offers 12 career pathway programs to explore. Programs currently include Commercial Photography, Culinary Arts, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Exercise Physiology, Graphic Design, IT Networking, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Music Technology, Sports Medicine, TV and Video Production, and Veterinary Science. Students in each program earn 4 total credits, with at least one academic credit. The entire staff is dedicated to providing students with the best learning experiences possible. Students are encouraged to create pathways to their futures. They have opportunities to develop leadership and work ready skills that will serve them well: now and in life after high school.
Credit Recovery & Summer School
Students who fail courses during the school year can recover them during summer school, at Phoenix High School or through Gwinnett Online Campus, when offered. Please be sure to meet with your school counselor prior to registering for any course recovery.
NOTE: All courses taken outside of PRHS must be approved by your school counselor.