What is Dual Credit?
Students can take classes through a post-secondary institution such as North Idaho College or the University of Idaho and earn both college and high school credits. Students are welcome to use these credits to satisfy core requirements or electives.
Who is eligible for Dual Credit?
Dual Credit classes are recommended for Juniors and Seniors age 16 or older with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. At least half of high school credits must be completed or in progress. Students must get permission from their parent and their school counselor to take college classes.
Where are classes taken?
Students can take courses offered on the Lake City High School campus, North Idaho College campus or online. LCHS offers select NIC and UI classes on the high school campus.
How do the credits work?
For every 2 credits taken at the college, the student will get 1 credit at LCHS. For example, if a student takes a 3 credit COMM 101 class, they will get 1.5 credits at LCHS to go towards their high school graduation requirements.
Where can I get advising services?
There are several ways to receive advising. You can call or email the college's Dual Credit Office to set up an appointment or utilize the Lake City High School On-Campus Advising once a month during the school year by signing up.
Your high school College and Career Coordinator and Grade Counselor can also help with some areas as well.
How do I sign up for Dual Credit classes?
Each college has a protocol to follow when enrolling. See individual college websites below.
How do I register for my NIC courses?
Goal of an AA while being a Dual Credit Student
When striving to get an AA, students often want to map out what their 2 years may look like.
In order to complete an AA, you need to receive 16 college credits per semester. Summer courses are not mandatory but can help ease course loads in Fall and Spring semesters. Use this tool to help plan out future semesters, course selections, and overall progress tracking. Keep in mind the courses you need to take in order to graduate from HS, any prerequisites, and understand there is a maximum number of credits you can take per semester. In the Fall/Spring you can take up to 18 credits and in the Summer you can take up to 7 Credits.
Please Note: The Advance Opportunity Program provided by the state alots $4,125 to each student, this money will not cover the cost of an AA. The remaining amount that will be owed to a college will be dependent on how many credits, approved exams such as AP exams, approved workforce training programs, and overload courses a student utilizes this money for. Dual Credit Courses currently run $75 per credit, but are always subject to change. It is wise to track this information, stay up to date on the information, and always ask questions. Please also refer to the participation form needing to be signed to participate in this program for the conditions and provisions of the program.
General Studies AA Degree Worksheet
Sample of Completed General Studies AA Worksheets
This information is subject to change and does NOT constitute an agreement between LCHS/NIC/U of I and the student.Course availability and selection changes frequently. Please refer to the College Catalog for information regarding course availability, description, credits, prerequisites, and more.
NIC Course Catalog: https://www.nic.edu/catalog/
U of I Course Catalog: https://www.uidaho.edu/registrar/classes/catalogs