IA Dual Enrollment

Innovation Academy Dual Enrollment 


Dual Enrollment

Students in the Howell Public Schools may qualify for enrollment in undergraduate courses in college-level accredited institutions even as they are completing required and elective coursework leading to a high school diploma. Students are allowed to take up to 10 dual enrollment classes in grades 9-12. This opportunity falls within Michigan’s Public Act 160, the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act. 

  • What will my schedule at IA look like?
    1. You will need to be enrolled in a minimum of one IA class per semester.
      1. A 3 or 4 credit college class will take the place of 2 hours of your IA class time.
      2. A 1 or 2 credit college class will take the place of 1 hour of your IA class time.
  • What is the cost associated with dual enrollment?
    1. There is a set amount that HPS will pay for each college class. Pending upon hours spent in a college course as compared to the high school schedule.
      1. The student is responsible for anything over and above that amount in addition to books and providing his/her own transportation.
      2. Dual Enrollment Partners for 2022-2023 and Estimated Costs per University/College.
  • Will I earn both college and high school credit?
    1. You can choose to earn credit at IA  and your grade will factor into your high school GPA. If you choose not to count your college classes toward high school credit, your grade and credit will not be included in your GPA or total credits.
    2. You will earn college credit from the college in which you dual enroll; however, it will be up to your final college choice (after high school graduation) as to whether they will accept the credit as college credit.
  • When do I sign up?
    1. If you are interested in fall dual enrollment, it is best to see your counselor in early April of the preceding year.
    2. If you are interested in spring dual enrollment, it is best to see your counselor in early October in the current school year.
    3. Keep an eye on college admissions & registration deadlines as they vary.
  • How do I apply?
    1. Apply online to the college of your choice. It is your responsibility to know the registration deadlines for the college.
    2. Take this paperwork click here to the IA Principal/Mentor.
      1. Follow your Principal/Mentor directions explicitly.
    3. After admittance to the college and meeting with your mentor/principal, meet with a College Admissions Counselor about eligible and appropriate classes.
      1. You are responsible for making sure the college has all the paperwork required.
    4. Register for classes. Keep in mind you must give yourself enough time to travel.
    5. Bring your mentor/principal a copy of your college schedulePayment for your college class/classes will not take place without a copy of your college schedule.
    6. When a course is complete, the student must request that official college transcripts be sent to the Innovation Academy main office attention "Grades".