STEPHENVILLE — Beginning fall 2023, Dublin High School students can earn university credit before they graduate, thanks to Tarleton State University’s dual enrollment program, Tarleton Today.
Tarleton and Dublin Independent School District leaders signed the agreement in April.
“This newest partnership furthers our commitment to educational attainment for all Texans,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “Academically ambitious students at Dublin High School experience the expectations of college while earning university credit, saving them time and money while they learn.”
Tarleton already collaborates with more than 350 school districts statewide, including Dublin, through its nationally acclaimed Distinguished High School Partners outreach. Launched in 2020, the program guarantees admission and provides annual scholarships to qualifying seniors.
Students participating in Tarleton Today take university courses over a traditional school year, receiving the high school portion of their instruction from their high school teacher and the university portion from a Tarleton professor. In addition to course content, Tarleton faculty empower students with university-ready skills and provide professional development for collaborating teachers.
Tarleton is developing dual enrollment opportunities in agricultural and STEM areas with school districts throughout Texas. Districts will choose the courses they offer.
“I am excited for a partnership between Tarleton State University and Dublin ISD that allows our students to earn college credit while in high school,” said Dublin ISD Superintendent Melissa Summers. “It is such a benefit to our students to have a Tarleton faculty member execute the course on our campus and be readily available to assist.”
Dual enrollment classes use the same lesson materials and learning objectives as courses taught at a Tarleton campus. Students who continue their education at Tarleton automatically qualify for additional scholarships.