Earning College Credits from the Comfort of Your Own High School
Dual Credit is a program that allows our students to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation. Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, in conjunction with Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, works with us to provide these courses to our students on our campus. These credits are accepted at all schools within Texas, including private institutions, on a case-by-case basis.
In order to participate in dual credit courses. MKCHS students should be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exempt and meet one of the two testing requirements:
SAT – Composite Score of 1070 with a minimum 500 Critical Reading and 500 Math
ACT– Composite Score of 23 with minimum 19 English and 19 Math
Students must bring their test scores to their counselor by April 1. Billing costs will be made from Lamar. Additional book purchases will be needed.
The courses available for seniors are listed below and are taught on the Kelly campus by Lamar professors. Two classes are taken in the Fall and two in the Spring. The classes are taken as a group-no selecting only one or two. The classes may not be dropped and replaced by Kelly classes. Students are expected to be mature and responsible. Students must agree to adhere to all rules and regulations as required by Lamar University.
|English 1301 (Fall)||3 hours||(earned English 4 – 0.5 Credit)|
|English 1302 (Spring)||3 hours||(earned English 4 – 0.5 Credit)|
|Economics 1301 (Fall)||3 hours||(earned Economics – 0.5 Credit)|
|Political Science 2301 (Spring)||3 hours||(earned Government – 0.5 Credit)|
|TOTAL||12 College Hours||+ 2 High School Credits|
Juniors and Seniors
Lamar Early Access Program (LEAP) classes are taught by Kelly teachers and earn Lamar University credit. In order to host the class, Kelly must have ten students enrolled. Students must be TSI exempt and meet the same testing requirements as listed above. Students must bring their testing scores to their counselors by April 1st. Billing costs will be made from Lamar. Additional book purchases will be needed. Classes available are:
3 College Hours (earn 0.5 high school Speech credit)
Principles and practice of public speaking. (This course does not substitute for the required Communication Application course.)
Music Appreciation 1306
3 College Hours (earn 0.5 high school Music Appreciation credit)
Survey of music for non-music students. Covers the major style periods from the Renaissance to the present with emphasis on the development of basic listening skills and critical thinking. Requires attendance of 3 instructor-specified recitals or concerts.
NO ONLINE COURSES WILL BE PLACED ON THE KELLY TRANSCRIPT NOR AWARDED CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION.