What is Dual Credit?

  • Thank You For Your Interest In The Dual Credit Program!

    What are Dual Credit Courses?

    Dual credit courses allow students to earn college credit while attending high school. Dual credit courses satisfy high school graduation requirements and provide college credit at the same time. BHS works in partnership with Tarrant County College to provide dual credit opportunities to our students. 

    How/When Does My Child Enroll in Dual Credit Courses?

    Enrollment for dual credit courses for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Students are required to complete a series of enrollment steps and meet eligibility criteria to take dual credit classes through Tarrant County College.  Students will need to complete the required enrollment steps found by clicking the appropriate links below by January 29, 2021.   Once these steps are complete, please notify Mrs. Guilbeau at vguilbeau@ems-isd.net.

    Dual Credit Enrollment Packet for BEGINNING Dual Credit Students 

    (Steps for students that have never taken a dual credit course, or other college credit course at TCC.)

    Dual Credit Enrollment Packet for RETURNING Dual Credit Students 

    (Steps for students that have previously completed a dual credit course, or other colleg credit course at TCC.)

    Interested students need to begin working through the enrollment steps as soon as possible to allow time to complete all the required steps by the deadline.

    Informational TEAMS Meeting For Parents/Students:

    A virtual parent/student information session will be held Monday, January 11, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

    Click on this link to participate:  https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDY4NTk4MzgtMDBlOC00ZTRkLWJjMDQtMzYyYTMzNGE3Njcy%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22cc1eb768-7f46-4736-ad44-58a5da966760%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2267748db0-90bd-4470-aaa4-0afbe052a3f2%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

    The session will cover the overview of advanced academic opportunities, information concerning dual credit course options, benefits and expectations, and an explanation of the dual credit enrollment steps required by TCC.

    If you are interested in earning high school AND college credit for the following courses, dual credit may be for you!

    What Courses are Offered Through Dual Credit?

    Academic Core Dual Credit Course Options

    • English 3 (Junior Year)
    • English 4 (Senior Year)
    • U.S. History (Junior Year)
    • Government (Senior Year)
    • Economics (Senior Year)

    Career and Technical (CTE) Dual Credit Options

    *High School prerequistes are required for all CTE dual credit courses, in addition to the TCC enrollment steps.

    • Advanced Aircraft Technology (Junior & Senior Year)
    • Fire Fighter (Junior & Senior Year)
    • Greenhouse Operations/Horticultural Science and Advanced Plant & Soil Science (Junior & Senior Year)
    • Automotive Technology (Sophomore, Junior and/or Senior Year)
    • Computer Maintenance/Networking & Security (Sophomore, Junior and/or Senior Year)
    • Welding (Junior & Senior Year)

    For more information about the dual credit program at Boswell and EMS ISD, please click on the links to the resources below:

    Click here to access a PDF copy of the EMS ISD Dual Credit Handbook (Policies, Procedures, & Resources)

    Who Do I contact at Boswell Regarding Dual Credit?

    For more information or assistance in completing the dual credit enrollment process, please contact Virginia Guilbeau, vguilbeau@ems-isd.net 


    Fall Registration is now open.   

    Please click on this link for step by step instuctions on how to register.

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    Dual Credit Planning Step-by-Step Instructions


    After you’ve completed enrollment, please submit a copy of your schedule to Mrs. Guilbeau at vguilbeau@ems-isd.net 

    To secure your spot, payment should be submitted asap.


    TCC Fall Dual Credit Orientation Power Point




    TCC Grant info

    TCC has received funds from the Federal Government to help relieve financial stress for all of our students during this pandemic, and we have just made available $1000 grants to any TCC student who meets the eligibility requirements. There is no complicated application process with essays and letters of reference. All you have to do to be considered for one of these grants is below:

    Complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA (to qualify for Spring 2021 & Summer 2021), and complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA (to qualify for Fall 2021) and indicate you would like it sent to TCC: fafsa.ed.gov

    1. Be enrolled in at least 1 TCC credit hour per semester
    2. Have an EFC < $8,501 as calculated by your FAFSA
    3. Have an unmet need > $999 (will be calculated by TCC)

    If you meet these eligibility requirements, TCC will automatically award you a $1000 grant that will be awarded to you via our once a week disbursement process. 

    In addition, TCC will be awarding these grants to students for each of the upcoming semesters (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021). So, be sure to complete both FAFSAs indicated above and indicate that you would like them sent to TCC because you could potentially qualify for one of these $1000 grants for each of these three semesters (3 grants total).











  • Spring Dual Credit courses begin Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.

    Courses are online - be sure to regularly check your TCC email and look for your syallabus, course assignments and deadlines through WebAdvisor and Blackboard.

    Click here for a helpful video on navigating dual credit online: Dual Credit Informational Video

    TCC Information Center

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