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Daytona State College at Atlantic

The below four courses are offered on the Atlantic School Campus.

SLS 1122 Dynamics of Student Success, a 5.0 weighted college level course that helps students make wise choices in college.  This class is designed to increase student success through the development of academic and life skills. Topics include: study techniques, test anxiety, memory techniques and personal development.  This course will help satisfy the graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.


Criteria: 2.5 unweighted GPA and PERT scores of at least an 84 in Reading and a 90 in Writing.



SLS 2301 Career Development, a 5.0 weighted college level course that provides an overview of career interests, values, aptitude, career and academic program exploration and employability skills including job search planning.


ENC 1101 Introduction to Composition, a 5.0 weighted college level course that is designed to develop students’ skills as critical readers and thinkers, and as effective writers able to adjust and compose in different rhetorical situations. This course contributes to satisfying the Gordon Rule writing requirement. This course will help satisfy the graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.


ENC 1102 Writing with Research, a 5.0 weighted college level course that is designed to continue developing the skills for critical thinking, the writing process, and navigating rhetorical situations with the addition of inquiry based on research, synthesis and argument. This course contributes to satisfying the Gordon Rule writing requirement. This course will help satisfy the graduation requirements of the Associate of Arts degree.


Criteria: 3.0 unweighted GPA and PERT scores of at least a 106 in Reading and a 103 in Writing.


*** The PERT is offered periodically throughout the year. Sign-ups will be announced via Shark News during 2nd period.

What Every Parent Should Know About Dual Enrollment

What Every Parent Should Know About Dual Enrollment

Important Information for Dual Enrollment Parents:

What Every Parent Should Know About Dual Enrollment

1. To Dual enroll students are required to be in the 6th - 12th grade and can be public, private, or home school students. Parents of Home School students will be required to complete a notarized Home School Affidavit form (provided by the Office of Admissions) to verify that their child is registered with the District Home School office. 
2. Students who take classes through the Dual Enrollment program are in actual college classes. They are not easier for Dual Enrollment students because the student is still in high school. The State of Florida and the college's accreditation agency require all students to be held to the same requirements (grading, class attendance, homework assignments, etc. 
3. The college falls under a different set of privacy laws than the high schools. Once the student is in our system as a college student we cannot give any information to the parent about the student's records and faculty members cannot give information to the parent about how the student is doing in the class.   This applies regardless of the student's age. In addition, the student must be present for all enrollment processes: admission registration, and all schedule changes. Parents cannot process forms without the student being present. 
4. Dual Enrollment requires students to be self-motivated. College is a very different environment than high school.      Students must:     
  •  Attend class on a regular basis. College instructors have attendance policies and missing class may negatively impact student's grade (regardless of the reason for the absence or tardiness.)                        
  • Maintain regular communication with an instructor. If there is an absence, it is the student's responsibility to  ask the instructor about the missed lecture and/or assignments. 
  • Realize that College instructors do not necessarily allow make-up work for assignments or tests missed. Missed work may mean a  "0" for that assignment. Very few instructors provide opportunities for make-up work and if they do, it usually comes with a penalty (i.e. 1/2 credit for the assignment or test). 
5. Dual Enrollment courses are weighted the same as IB and AP courses in the high school record. That means if the student does not do well in the course, the grade will be weighted more heavily in their GPA. 
6. Dual Enrollment students are held to the College's academic calendar and deadlines. Any scedule changes must be made by College published deadlines.                     
  • If a student decides to drop a course, s/he must do so by the add/drop deadline (posted in the college academic calender at If the student does not make the schedule changes by the deadline, s/he will need to withdraw, which will result in a "W" grade (withdrawal), which appears on the transcript and is counted as an attempted course.                     
  • If a student registers for a course and then does not attend (without formally dropped or withdrawing from the course) s/he will not be dropped for non-attendance. The student will receive an "F" grade at the end of the semester and the grade will be sent to the high school and become part of their permanent records.                     
  • Public school and private school students will need to drop/withdraw form signed by a high school guidance counselor before they will permitted to drop or withdraw from a class. Home school students must have a parent signature to drop or withdraw from a class. 
7. Students who receive a "D" or an "F" in a Dual Enrollment course will be required to repeat that course in the next semester, and they will be limited to 2 courses during the next semester. If they student receives a "D" or "F" in the same course twice, he or she will not be permitted to Dual Enroll in future courses. If they student registers prior to grades being posted he or she must see a high school guidance counselor about changing their schedule. If the student does not change their schedule the college will drop the student from all courses. This rule is in the Volusia and Flagler articulation agreements and applies to all Daytona State College Dual Enrolled students. 
8.  Students are not permitted to take more than 18 credit hours (college and high school combined) in the same teamster. In addition, the state Dual Enrollment legislation prohibits Dual Enrollment students from taking any course that is less that 3 credit hours. Datyona State College does not allow Dual Enrollment students to take classes that are offered entirely online or take classes from our Education program. Dual Enrollment students are permitted to take Upper Level (3000 or 400 level ) courses while they are Dual Enrolled. 
9. Students should be taking courses toward both high school reuirements and college reuirements while they are Dual Enrolled. Dual Enrollment is not for students to take classes "for fun" or just beccause the class "looks interesting". ANy courses a student takes through the Dual Enrollment program will county toward their total attempted hours once they are out of high school and could impact Federal Financial aid in the future. 
10. Dual Enrollment Students should have a minimum 3.0 unqwighted high school GPA for colleges course and an unqwighted 2.0 GPA vocational course work. The college will not admit or test students who do not have the minimum GPA. 
11. Dual Enrollment students are not permitted to take the TABE, PERT< or CPT more than 3 times. IF they do not ovtain the needed score in the first attempt they must wait at least 24 hours before they can have a second time. Most students that repeat the test that quickly after the first attempt actually score lower the second time they take th e test the second time. Most students that repeat the test that quickly after the first attempt actually score lower the second time they take it). After the second attempt the student must complete a full high school semester before they will be allowed to take it their third and final time. After the third attempt a student  will need to have a required SAT or ACT scores to take Dual Enrollment courses. Students can practice for the placement test by going to Daytona State College Assessment Center awebsite at: If a student does not pass the placement exam he or she cannot take remedial course work as a Dual Enrollment student. This is prohibited by the state Dual Enrollment legislation. 
12. While appropriate for college-level study, course materials and class discussions may reflect topics not typically included in secondary courses which some parents may object to for minors. Courses will not modified to accommodate variations in student age and/or maturity. 
13. Students who wish to Dual Enroll should be working toward a degree or certificate at the college. The purpose of Dual Enrollment is to give students a head start on their college program while earning high school credit at the same time. Careful consideration should be take when choosing courses to minimize the cost to the state and the possibility of the student incurring excess hours in the upper portion of their degree program, including common program prerequisite courses. Students should inform their Academic Advisor of the their intended major and ask for clarification about requirements for that major. 
14.   BOOKS: Home school and private school students must purchase their own textbooks.   Volusia   County   Public School students will receive a book voucher to purchase their textbooks.   The   textbooks   must be returned to the bookstore, undamaged, no later than one week after the semester ends or the student will be charged the full cost of the text book. Before the student receives the book voucher they are required to sign that they understand it must be returned, undamaged, within one week after classes end. This fee is not waived. The school system pays for these books and the money for the returned books goes back into the Volusia County schools budget to purchase other text books. If the bookstore will not buy back the book for reasons other than damage the student will be given a receipt to take so the Student Accounts office as proof. Please keep the receipt for your records.   Flagler County Public School students will be issued a textbook from their high school and must return the book to the the school at the end of the semester.



MATH HELP (chapters 1 thru 5 Inter. Algebra at least)