The dual enrollment program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college courses, at a local higher education institution, to earn college credits at a reduced tuition. The college courses help students meet their high school graduation requirements while allowing them to get a jump on their college careers by participating in campus or online college courses. At the same time, students remain enrolled at Hershey High School and have full access to high school activities and programs. Students assume responsibility for the cost of tuition, enrollment fees, and transportation.
Students must meet the requirements of both the higher institution and Derry Township. Please see your school counselor to discuss your eligibility to enroll and earn college credit while still in high school.
Students planning on enrolling in a dual-enrollment course should first complete the Dual-Enrollment Form prior to registering for the college course. The counseling department will review the submitted request for dual-enrollment to ensure the established criteria has been met. Arrangements made independently will not be considered “for credit” on a student’s Hershey High School Transcript if the dual-enrollment form is not completed.
- To be eligible to leave the Hershey High School campus for study at a local, accredited college/university, a student must:
- Be a junior or senior in good standing
- Have a GPA of 85%+ (cumulative have no major attendance or discipline indiscretions. Applicants’ discipline and attendance records will be reviewed by the administration. Students who, within the previous calendar year, have been issued a letter citing attendance issues and/or have been suspended from school will not be eligible for release from the Hershey High School campus for college course work.
- No costs will be incurred by the Derry Township School District (tuition, textbooks, lab fees, registration, transportation)
- The administration may revoke the privilege to leave the Hershey High School campus for college course work based on conduct or attendance issues that surface after coursework has begun.