Dual Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. Eligible courses allow students to earn high school credit and transcripted college credit at the time they pass the course. Omaha Public Schools partners with Metropolitan Community College (MCC), University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), and Midland University (MU) to provide dual enrollment opportunities in Advanced Placement (AP), Career Education, and Special Program courses. Dual Enrollment is a low-cost model where students realize reduced tuition rates, where credits earned may transfer to another college or university, and where students experience a smooth transition from high school to college. Each partner institution determines their own policies and guidelines regarding tuition costs, application deadlines, acceptance/transferability of credits. The state of Nebraska offers the Access College Early (ACE) scholarship for low-income high school students.
Enrollment in the designated courses is a commitment that individual makes to that course of study. By enrolling, students and parents are making a commitment to staying in the course until completion. Dropping the class will NOT be an option for students once the schedule has been created.