Earn College Credits While In High School
Pasco-Hernando State College offers several programs for high school students that give the student a taste of college studies and campus life. These programs provide the opportunity to get a head start to earning credits toward high school graduation and college. The student's high school guidance counselor or a PHSC advisor can help to determine the high school program that best suits the student.
- Dual Enrollment
High school students have the opportunity to earn college or technical credit at PHSC while taking college level course at the high school and/or the college. High school dual enrollment means the student is enrolled in high school and simultaneously enrolls in college or specific technical credit courses, taught by PHSC, which are counted toward high school graduation.
- Early College Admission
Public and certain nonpublic (including home schools that have certified their curriculum meets State of Florida standards) high school students, may enroll at PHSC full time upon submission of a completed Application for Admission: Dual Enrollment High School Student form, official high school (unweighted) grade point average (GPA) documentation, and permission of the appropriate high school administrator. Credit earned applies toward high school graduation and college credit.
- Early College Program
Public high school students in eleventh and twelfth grade in Pasco County can complete 30 or more credits toward their college degree when enrolled in the PSHC Collegiate High School Program.
To enroll in the Collegiate High School program, a student must contact their high school guidance counselor to obtain the appropriate paperwork.