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.

Deadline for Spring 2023 Dual Enrollment Process is 12/9/2022

 

About

Beginning Dual Enrollment students are only  allowed to take two classes their first semester, one of which has to be Student Success (SLS1011 with Mr. Frazier on the PSLHS campus, offered every Fall and Spring Term). Students and their parent/guardian are also required to sign a contract written by St Lucie County/IRSC which states that if a student fails or withdraws from a class they are immediately removed from the dual enrollment program until they retake the course at their own expense and receive a passing score.

New dual enrollment students will take SLS 1101 on campus with Frazier in the Spring or Fall.

10th grade students can take WOH 2022 sem 2 in lieu of World History semester 2. WOH 2022 will count for IRSC and meet the semester 2 high school requirement.

11th grade students can take AMH 2010 and AMH 2020 on campus to earn IRSC DE credit and fulfill the high school US History requirement.

Continuing DE students will need to provide own transportation to and from PSLHS and DE classes. Students may not exceed a total of 7 high school/DE courses per semester. High school courses and graduation requirements take priority in scheduling.

How to Get Started

1. Email your assigned high school counselor to confirm 3.0 unweighted GPA and 4 high school core academic credits.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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

 

 

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

PERT Test FAQs

 

Is the PERT a timed test?

No. It is not a timed test. It will take most students approximately 2-3 hours to complete all three sections of the PERT.

At what time should I arrive to take the PERT?

Students need to arrive to an IRSC Assessment Center with a paid receipt and a valid photo ID no later than three (3) hours prior to the established closing time. Therefore, students can start the PERT on Monday – Thursday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during all semesters and between 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Fridays in the fall and spring semesters.

What do I need to study for the PERT?

You can find many resources online (especially on IRSC’s website) to help you score high on the PERT.

Can I use a calculator on the PERT for the math section?

There is a calculator built into the PERT testing system. It will automatically “pop up” if the question allows the use of a calculator. However, personal or handheld calculators are not permitted.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 30 questions per test section; 90 questions total. Each section has 25 scored questions and 5 field test questions.

What is the score range for the PERT?

50- 150

What if I didn’t get the PERT score to qualify?

Students are required to wait seven (7) days before retesting on the same PERT sub-test, and students are strongly encouraged to re-mediate before retesting. There is no limit on the number of retest attempts.

I received my scores and I have met all requirements for dual enrollment. What do I do next?

Email your Ms. Brooks once you have met the PERT requirements, she will assist you in the next steps.

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 states that if a student fails or withdraws from a class they are immediately removed from the dual enrollment program until they retake the course at their own expense and receive a passing score.
New dual enrollment students will take SLS 1101 on campus with Frazier. Students may also qualify to take AMH 2010, AMH 2020 (both must be taken to count as the high school US History requirement), and WOH 2022.
Continuing DE students must have a guided pathway from IRSC. Students that have their own transportation and persona laptop can take 2 summer A and 2 summer B courses.

There is a dual enrollment bus for continuing DE students if needed. Students riding the dual enrollment bus will need to select 2 dual enrollment courses that meet from 8:00am-9:15am that are offered during Monday -Thursday. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the courses do not overlap any days. The media center will not be available to supervise students taking an online dual enrollment course M-Th. Students must take the IRSC DE bus and use the IRSC Media Center or have transportation to arrive on PSLHS campus for the assigned time of scheduled high school courses. 

The dual enrollment bus leaves from the PSLHS bus loop at 7:10am departing to the Pruitt Campus and will return to PSLHS by 10:00am for students to continue their school day. The DE bus is not guaranteed every year.
Students that have their own transportation can complete a modified schedule request form to allow a more flexible schedule. Students are still required to have a full-time course load that meets core graduation requirements. Parents must have the DE Modified Schedule Form Notarized and emailed back to Ms. Brooks for all students taking DE courses not offered on the PSLHS campus.