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OSSE Dual Enrollment Opportunities

OSSE is committed to providing high-quality dual enrollment opportunities for students in both public and public charter schools and supports these efforts across the District through scholarships, policy guidance, and LEA-comprised working groups. Dual enrollment allows high school students to (1) experience the academic rigor of college courses, and (2) understand what is required for success in college.

Two opportunities currently exist: the DC Dual Enrollment Consortium program and the Dual Enrollment Scholarship grant program. Please review the information below for additional details about participation and timelines.

DC Dual Enrollment Consortium Program

The DC Dual Enrollment Consortium program allows participating high school students to enroll in approved college courses at a postsecondary institution and potentially earn college and/or high school credit. OSSE supports this work because it aligns with our commitment to ensure equity for all District students. The DC Dual Enrollment Consortium program offers meaningful and challenging academic experiences to all qualified students.

If you are a student interested in dual enrollment, please review the list of participating LEAs to see if your school is a part of this program. If it is, please work with your counselor to apply. Please note, D.C. Dual Enrollment Consortium program member LEA and school staff are responsible for supporting students in completing the program application process.

Participating LEAs

  • Capital City PCS
  • Carlos Rosario International PCS
  • Cesar Chavez PCS
  • DCPS
  • EL Haynes PCS
  • Friendship PCS
  • Latin American Youth Center Career Academy (LAYCCA) PCS
  • Maya Angelou PCS
  • National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS
  • Paul PCS
  • Richard Wright PCS
  • SEED PCS
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS
  • Washington Latin PCS
  • Washington Leadership Academy PCS

Background

Launched at the start of the 2018-19 school year, the DC Dual Enrollment Consortium program brings together local universities and LEAs to support student access to postsecondary coursework. OSSE serves as the intermediary to manage the online application system and the exchange of data, as well as recruit and support partner colleges and universities.

Dual Enrollment Scholarship Grant Program

The Dual Enrollment Scholarship Funding Opportunity is a grant application for institutions of higher education and local education agency partnerships to seek funding for dual enrollment through existing partnerships. OSSE began supporting this work as the initial dual enrollment opportunity in DC, and it is different from the DC Dual Enrollment Consortium program because LEAs independently conduct outreach to form and manage the IHE partnerships that serve their students. OSSE’s primary role is funding the scholarship, once the partnerships are established.

If you are a representative of an institution of higher education and would like to review the Dual Enrollment Scholarship application information, please visit the Scholarship Funding Opportunity webpage.

Students may not directly apply for this scholarship through OSSE, but they are encouraged to talk with their school counselor to find out about their school’s dual enrollment opportunities.