Taking College Classes

Students who are already in the DHS Early College Honors Program and who wish to enroll in the dual credit courses must meet the requirements listed below in order to be eligible to take the college classes after tenth grade.  

1) Students need to apply to Florence-Darlington Technical College.  FDTC accredits the college courses that students take at DHS.  This does not mean your child has to then go to FDTC after high school; rather, this allows a student's credit earned in the college classes to transfer to any other South Carolina state college or university.  

2) Students need to earn qualifying Accuplacer scores. The Accuplacer is FDTC's admissions test and is offered at DHS once in the Fall at no cost to sophomores, juniors, and seniors needing qualifying test scores and then again in the Spring to freshmen.  Students still needing qualifying test scores after the Fall testing session may test in the Spring for an assessment fee of $10 charged by FDTC. 

3) Students need to speak to the ECHP Coordinator to discuss course options and then request college classes through their school counselor at DHS.  

Qualifying Accuplacer Scores
     Sentence Skills: 71-81
     Reading: 75+
     Elementary Algebra: 100+
     College Algebra: 20-85