The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


The Superintendent shall annually, or as stated in the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreements, develop/revise articulation agreements jointly with postsecondary institutions to provide a comprehensive articulated acceleration program including, but not limited to, dual enrollment and early admission programs. Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the School Board will take action on the appropriate Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreements.

Participation by secondary students in grades 6 through 12 who meet the State Board of Education's criteria may enroll in approved postsecondary programs while enrolled in the District. Students will be eligible to receive secondary credit for completing courses contained within the Statewide Course Numbering System. This credit may count toward graduation requirements. All parties should comply with the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreements when making decisions about postsecondary enrollment.

Students who are eligible for dual enrollment pursuant to this section may enroll in dual enrollment courses conducted during school hours, after school hours, and during the summer term.

Student Eligibility Requirements for College Credit Dual Enrollment Courses

 A.Initial enrollment:

  1.a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average; and

  2.the minimum score on a common placement test adopted by the State Board of Education which indicates that the student is ready for college-level coursework.

 B.Continued enrollment:

  1.maintenance of a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average; and

  2.the minimum postsecondary grade point average established by the postsecondary institution.

Eligibility Requirements for Career Certificate Courses

Student eligibility requirements for initial and continued enrollment in career certificate dual enrollment courses must include a 2.0 unweighted high school grade point average.


Exceptions to the required grade point averages may be granted on an individual student basis if the educational entities agree and the terms of the agreement are contained within the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement.

Regardless of meeting student eligibility requirements for continued enrollment, a student may lose the opportunity to participate in a dual enrollment course if the student is disruptive to the learning process such that the progress of other students or the efficient administration of the course is hindered.

Administrative Procedures

The Superintendent shall establish necessary administrative procedures to comply with State law that will be communicated to both students and parents of students under age eighteen (18).

Grades and Transcripts

The postsecondary education institution will assign a letter grade for the student's work in the course, and the District will be responsible for posting dual enrollment course grades as assigned by the postsecondary institution to the high school transcript. The District and Florida College System institutions must weigh dual enrollment courses the same as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) courses when grade point averages are calculated.

F.S. 1007.271

Revised 4/25/18

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