Polk County College and Career Academy
Dual Enrollment Opportunities
Would you like to graduate high school with up to thirty (30) college credit hours completed?
Thanks to the partnership between Polk School District, Georgia Highlands College, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College, students can participate in Dual Enrollment at both Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools through Polk County College and Career Academy. Dual Enrollment courses allow for students, grades 11 and 12, to enroll in college courses and earn concurrent credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree at no-cost to the student. We offer a variety of courses, on-campus, between our Rockmart and Cedartown campuses. ALL of the general education courses taught on our campuses are approved for transfer between accredited Technical College System of Georgia and University System of Georgia institutions. The articulation agreement between the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia is in the link below.
The Course Offering Guide for students entering grades 11-12 can be found in the link below. Additional courses are offered online and off-campus based on students' interests and/or needs, as well as, college requirements/instructor availability, etc.
How do you become Program-Ready?
All students interested in Dual Enrollment with Georgia Northwestern Technical College must take the ACCUPLACER College Entrance Exam and score program-ready in the areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics (Numberical and Algebra) in order to be eligible to for dual enrollment classes. The ACCUPLACER exam is administered through Georgia Northwestern Technical College at each of our campus locations throughout the year.
All students interested in Dual Enrollment with Georgia Highlands must take the SAT/ACT and meet the minimum requirements based on your grade level to be eligible to register for Dual Enrollment classes.
NOTE: In light of COVID-19, post-secondary institutions have waived admissions testing requirements for the 2021 Spring Semester and the 2021 Fall Semester. Please visit the link below to view the detailed requirements Polk School District has established for Dual Enrollment participation at our campus locations.