Did You Know?

Dual credit students are not eligible for Federal or State Financial Aid and students on Free and Reduced lunch are less likely to enroll in dual credit courses.
Dual credit students have higher college enrollment rates after high school and are more likely to complete a four-year degree in less time than non-dual credit students.

Helping high school students in Johnson County!

We would like to invite you to join other interested citizens and become a founding member of the community-led scholarship effort now named the Johnson County Dual Credit Jumpstart.

Read more about Jumpstart Fact Sheet

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Today, it is possible for high school students in Texas from 9-12th grade to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Dual Credit, as this program is commonly known, provides high school students with the chance to “Jumpstart” their college career by taking college courses while still in high school. These courses, once passed, become transferable college credit while also satisfying the requirements of the high school curriculum. As we look to the future, we know that the education of our region’s future work force will be key in realizing growth in our county. According to information put out by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, by 2030, 60 percent or more of all new jobs will require some level of higher education. In a recent report on Dual Credit Education in Texas, the Rand Corporation found that dual credit students had higher college enrollment rates after high school, were more likely to complete a four-year degree and on average did so in less time than non-dual credit students. Locally, Hill College has experienced 82% of its Dual Credit Students continuing on to higher education and 49% of those earn a Bachelor’s Degree in five
years or less.

To that end, please seriously consider joining this effort! Join us as we work to “Jumpstart” the future of our Johnson County students.