ACA offers a Dual Enrollment program to students in the 9th through 12th grades. These courses are offered online through The College of the Ouachitas (COTO) and students are given time on campus at ACA to complete their concurrent coursework. Students enrolled in these concurrent courses will receive both High School and College credit for each course passed through the program. Students may take no more than 2 concurrent courses per semester. For more information on the College of the Ouachitas, please visit https://www.coto.edu/
To be eligible to paricipate in the ACA Duel Enrollment Program, each student must meet the following requirements:
Successfully Complete the 8th Grade
Receive 3 Teacher Recommendations
Minimum GPA of 3.7
Receive Minimum Scores on ACT/Accuplacer - listed below
Minimum Test Scores
Section ACT Accuplacer
Math 21 45
Reading 19 78
English/Writing 19 83
Upon completion of a concurrent course, students will receive both High School and College credit. For example, completion of Comp I and Comp II with a passing grade will also count as credit for 12th grade English. If a student drops the college course, he/she will receive a "W" on his/her COTO transcript. In this case, the student will have the opportunity to enroll in the equivalent high school course at ACA, in order to obtain a passing grade on his/her High School transcript.
**It is important to note that if a student does not pass the college course, he/she will not receive college or high school credit for that course.**
The College of the Ouchitas offers students the ability to take two courses for the price of one. Therefore, the total cost is currently $405.00 for 1 or 2 courses (the cost of COTO tuition is subject to change).
Parents are responsible for the cost of tuition, as well as books and related materials, for concurrent courses. These costs are not included in your ACA tuition. Payment for the Fall semester of concurrent courses will be due at the same time as your first month’s ACA tuition. Payment for the Spring semester concurrent courses is due by December 1st. Payment will be made via bank draft by ACA, who will then make a single payment each semester to COTO for all students enrolled.