COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES
Some courses offered by the Wentzville School District may be used to obtain college credit on the St. Charles Community College campus depending on current staffing and enrollment. Detailed information regarding these programs may be obtained through individual instructors.
The Wentzville School District provides students opportunities to earn college credit through dual enrollment. Students may choose to complete coursework at St. Charles Community College while simultaneously being enrolled at one of our Wentzville High Schools, or students may opt to enroll in online courses at colleges or universities.
Interested students and parents should contact the high school Counseling department for detailed information.
Eligibility criteria for participation in dual enrollment are established by the Missouri Department of Higher Education:a) Students in the 11th and 12th grades with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are automatically eligible for dual credit courses.b) Students in the 11th and 12th grades with an overall grade point average between 2.5 – 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.The eligibility of high school students to participate in dual enrollment/credit courses may vary in accordance with the admission standards of the college or university offering the courses in the high school.
High school students must also meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses (e.g., English or mathematics) as those required of on-campus students (e.g., ACT, ASSET, or other placement test scores). Specific placement tests may not be required for admission to some college courses; however, if the high school administers a competency assessment in an area related to the dual credit course, high school juniors and seniors must score at proficient or above on the MAP or achieve an equivalent score on a comparable assessment. Performance on the MAP or a related assessment test should be verified in the high school principal's or official designee's recommendation that the student participate in a dual credit course.
WENTZVILLE HIGH SCHOOLS / ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT
Students with Junior or Senior standing may enroll in and attend college courses during the school day. Courses taken at a college or university may be used to meet certain graduation requirements at Wentzville High Schools while simultaneously being taken for college credit. Students interested in dual enrollment programs through the St. Charles Community College must meet the criteria set by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and:
- Student must have successfully completed their sophomore year at High School.
- Student must have written permission of their parent/guardian and their high school counselor.
- Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 cum grade point average.
- Student must complete the SCCC application for Dual Enrollment.
- Student must pay tuition and fees.
A student who has met the above criteria will be admitted to the Dual Enrollment program. The student may enroll in freshmen level courses at SCCC approved by his/her high school counselor. If Math and/or English courses are desired, the student must take the assessment test at SCCC for appropriate placement in college level courses.
RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT
Students in their senior year can begin training for an Associate’s degree at Ranken Technical College - Wentzville Location for roughly half of the cost while earning 1.5 high school credits for successful completion per semester. Students will attend Ranken Technical College for half of the school day and can attend one or both semesters during their senior year. Students must apply and be accepted into the Ranken Technical College program of their choice:
- Automotive Maintenance Technology
- Information Technology
- Network Systems Management
- Application & Web Development
- Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Includes 8-week paid internship each semester.)
- Building Systems Engineering Technology
- Diesel Technology
To be eligible, students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, a 90% or higher attendance, and satisfactory scores on the ACT (17 or higher in Math and 16 or higher in Reading) or on Ranken’s placement test to be considered for acceptance into the program. An interview with the student and legal guardian(s) is part of the acceptance process.
For more information, visit https://ranken.edu/visitor-information/about-ranken/ranken-wentzville/ and contact your counselor.
ONLINE DUAL ENROLLMENT
Students may elect to enroll in dual credit coursework through various colleges and universities. Interested students and parents should contact the high school Counseling department for detailed information. Students are responsible for all fees including tuition, text books, and other required materials.
WENTZVILLE HIGH SCHOOLS / ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
St. Charles Community College has agreed to grant college credit to students completing selected courses (see individual course descriptions for listing) in the Business, Family and Consumer Science, and Marketing Education Programs with a B average. The following criteria must be met in order to receive the credits:
- Students shall meet the program prerequisites as established by St. Charles Community College and stated in the SCC Catalog under which the students enter the designated program.
- Students shall supply SCC with a transcript from High School showing grades of "B" or better in the course(s) or program for which articulation credit is to be granted.
- Students must acquire a waiver from the Business, Marketing, Industrial Technology, and Family and Consumer Science Chairperson prior to registration in order to enroll in the upper level courses. The student must enroll within (5) years of graduation from high school in order to be eligible for college credit under this program.
- When the applicant for advanced placement credit has accumulated at least 15 SCC program credits with a GPA of 2.5 or better in their first 15 hours of program classes, credit obtained by articulation will be recorded on the student's transcript as "Credit per Articulation Agreement."
- College credit by articulation will be limited to a maximum of 9 credit hours to be applied to a Certificate and 17 credit hours to be applied to an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program.
- Tuition will be waived for articulated courses.
Interested students and parents should contact the course instructors at the high school or their counselor for more information. A detailed list of the selected courses can be found in the Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing, and Industrial Technology Department sections of this book.
WSD EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM
The Wentzville School District Early College Program allows students to begin work toward or to fully complete an Associate’s Degree through St. Charles Community College. Courses are specifically sequenced and students must enroll in all courses within a sequence. All fall and spring courses take place on campus within the Wentzville School District and are taught by WSD teachers. Summer classes are taken on campus at the St. Charles Community College.
Please see our Early College page for more information.