Affordable Credits, Flexible Options!
TPS offers college dual credit courses in a unique way that is advantageous for students. Our dual credit courses do not require college enrollment until later in the course, and then it is optional whether to enroll in the college course and pay for the college credits. A student may take the course as high school credit or dual credit, and may wait to decide until later in the course.
TPS offers dual credit courses in Literature, Writing, Math, History, French, Music, Art, and more (listed below), and of course we want you to consider them. But more important, we want you to be well-informed to make the most of dual credit opportunities, whether from TPS or elsewhere. Before we give you the unique advantages of our dual credit courses, we want you to consider questions like:
What academic preparation and transcript-building factors should you consider in choosing dual credit courses?
What credit transfer questions should you ask your potential colleges before choosing dual credit courses in high school?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of dual credit vs. AP credit (and can you have both in one course)?
Where do we get our information? TPS has gathered feedback over many years from many former students who entered college with one or more dual credit courses (community college, online courses directly from colleges, and TPS College dual credit). Their “lessons learned” and advice for upcoming students are summarized in this article for your benefit. If your high school student is eligible for dual credit college courses, please consider the advice from students who come before you, and then please consider TPS dual credit courses.
TPS College (dual credit) courses and details
The links below take you to the course catalog details for each course, including the Belhaven University course number and name so you may cross-reference information as needed. The detailed steps and timelines for obtaining the college credit and transcript from Belhaven University for a TPS College (dual credit) course is found in the College Credit Transcripts process instructions.
Belhaven High Scholars (24 English/History/Humanities credits)
Literature and Composition
College Composition (3 credits)
College British Literature and Composition (3 credits)
College American Literature and Composition (3 credits)
College Creative Writing (3 credits)
College Math – Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
Precalculus/Trigonometry (3 credits)
Calculus AB (3 credits)
Calculus BC (6 credits – two semesters of college Calculus, each awarded 3 credits)
College Psychology (3 credits)
French 3 (3 credits – fourth semester college French)
College Music Theory (3 credits)
Art History and Appreciation (3 credits)
About TPS (at-tps.org)
- Online classes since 1997
- Grades 4 to 12
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- AP® courses with top scores
- College dual credit courses
- High Scholars program (24 college credits)
- Accredited transcripts
- Diploma (standard or honors) option
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