Qualifications

Eligible students must:
■ Earned at least four (4) core high school credits (ex. English, Math, Sci., etc, electives do not count.) Most students start their 10th or 11th grade year.
■ Meet college placement criteria (usually met with PERT exam administered on IRSC campus).
■ Have a minimum 3.0 unweighted high school cumulative grade point average. (Check Skyward)

■ Must be on track for graduation including state FAST and BEST.

Fall 2024 IRSC Application is open, please complete the application process ASAP, including qualifying PERT scores, to secure a seat in SLS 1101 (the required first dual enrollment course) on the Port St Lucie High School Campus during the school day, it will be built into your school day schedule as one of your seven courses. 

If you do not secure a seat in SLS 1101 on the Port St Lucie High School campus, you will need to secure your own transportation to and from school to accommodate an off campus SLS 1101 class as one of your seven classes. Students are allowed a maximum of seven total classes (high school and dual enrollment).

 

 

How to Get Started

1. Email your assigned high school counselor to confirm 3.0 unweighted GPA and 4 high school core academic credits. You must be on track including the state testing graduation requirements for reading and math.
 
 
 
2. Read and review the St Lucie County Dual Enrollment Contract. The contract must be signed by the student and parent then emailed to monica.brooks@stlucieschools.org from the parent’s email address. Parents, include your student name in the email.  ACADEMIC DUAL ENROLLMENT Contract
 
 
3. Watch the step-by-step video application tutorial. It is very important to watch the entire tutorial!!!!!
 
 
 
 
4. Complete the online IRSC Dual Enrollment Application online. You will upload the dual enrollment program agreement to your IRSC application. You will upload the Dual Enrollment Program Agreement to your online IRSC application. You do not need my signature, IRSC will send me an electronic notification to approve. You must upload the Dual Enrollment Program agreement to your online dual enrollment application.
 
 
5. Sign up to take the PERT ASAP.  You will receive your IRSC student ID via the email you used on your IRSC application. The IRSC ID is located on the confirmation that is sent to you from IRSC. You must have qualifying scores for me to approve your application. Email Ms. Brooks once you have earned qualifying PERT scores for dual enrollment.
 
 
 
 

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

The PERT is offered daily at each Indian River State College campus. Photo identification is required. Testing schedules and more information are available online at all Indian River State College campuses. To take dual enrollment courses, students must achieve the following scores on the PERT:

114 Math
106 Reading
103 Writing

 

Any student beginning Dual Enrollment for the first time is only allowed to take two classes their first semester, one of which has to be Student Success (SLS1011). Students and their parent/guardian are also required to sign a contract written by St Lucie County/IRSC which outlines the student responsibilities along with other rules and procedures for dual enrollment.
 
New dual enrollment students should take SLS 1101 on campus with Frazier. Students may also qualify to take AMH 2010 semester 1 and AMH 2020 semester 2 (both must be taken to count as the high school US History requirement).
 
All DE students must have a 60-credit guided pathway from IRSC by the end of their first semester of dual enrollment. Dual Enrollment covers 60 IRSC credits. Students must meet with their IRSC Academic Advisor to secure an IRSC Academic Plan.
 
 
Dual enrollment students must provide their own transportation for Dual Enrollment Courses not offered on the PSLHS campus. Students are not allowed to stay on the PSLHS campus during the day when they are not schedule a PSLHS class. The total number of classes is 7 that included dual enrollment courses. Dual enrollment classes cannot conflict with scheduled high school classes.
 

 

Students with off campus or online dual enrollment classes must complete the 2024-2025 Abbreviated Schedule Form that must include the parent signature with a notary stamp. The notarized abbreviated form confirms that the student will have their own transportation to leave early or arrive late to accommodate the off-campus course.  The completed form should be emailed to monica.brooks@stlucieschools.org.