Madison Central High School
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Advanced Placement Courses (AP courses) - AP courses give students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school. And through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement. Please check your intended college or university's webpage to see what scores will earn you credit for which of their classes. For MCHS course specific information, please click on AP courses tab on the left.
Dual Credit Courses - With dual credit courses, students have the opportunity to earn high school credit and college credit through Holmes Community College while enrolled in high school. In MS, credits and grades from our public community colleges will transfer to any MS public college/university. For MCHS course specific information, please click on the dual credit courses tabs on the left.
Dual Credit Information for the 2024-25 School Year
Madison County School District partners with Holmes Community College to offer courses that earn credit at the high school and college levels. These courses are taught by Madison Central teachers on our campus. Because these are college credit courses, there is a cost for each course; however, cost is discounted by about 1/3 of the cost as a freshman college student.
Courses Offered and Requirements to Enroll
Madison Central courses offered:
AP Credit for English Composition I Procedures
Dual Credit Grades
Dual credit classes/grades are not in active parent, active student, or MCHS’s canvas. Grades are entered manually into our system at the end of the semester; therefore, will not be visible to parents until that time. The dual credit instructors are bound by FERPA and cannot discuss your student’s grades with you unless your student gives them permission.
Dual credit hours earned from Holmes Community College are accepted at all Mississippi public universities and colleges; however, if your plan is to attend a private college or an out-of-state college, it is your responsibility to verify that the dual credit course will be accepted. It is also your responsibility to check your college major to determine if the dual credit course is part of the curriculum. After graduation, you will need to request your transcript from Holmes Community College to be sent to the college you will attend.
Tuition and Fees
The current tuition for each dual credit class is $180 (subject to change based on legislative decisions). Each class will also require books to be purchased. The student’s tuition is paid to Holmes Community College via the student’s myholmes portal or by calling the Holmes Community College business office at 601-605-3307. The tuition for each semester is due 2 weeks after the first day of class. The due date will be posted in each dual credit classroom as a reminder. PLEASE NOTE: Should a student decide to drop the class during the drop window, the tuition for the class is still required.
Dual Credit Course Weight
Dual credit courses carry a weight of 1.05 at the high school level. The weighted grade is calculated into the student’s high school grade point average. PLEASE NOTE: The grade received at the college level does not carry any weight.
Example: A student finishes Art Appreciation with a semester grade of 92 in active parent. This is an A on their high school transcript and is used in the GPA calculation. The student’s grade on their college transcript is 87.6 which is a B because it does not carry weight.
All documents must be returned to Madison Central Student Services by June 1, 2024. Holmes must have the dual credit rosters in early June; therefore, there are no exceptions to the June 1st deadline except in the case of a student waiting on an AP Language score.