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 graduation requirements.
How do I sign up for Dual Credit classes?
Each college has a protocol to follow when enrolling. See individual college websites below.