Learn more about offering Promise dual credit

NW PROMISE PARTNERS WITH DISTRICTS TO HELP ENSURE THAT EVERY STUDENT IS EQUIPPED TO PURSUE THE CAREER AND COLLEGE PATH OF THEIR CHOOSING.

NW PROMISE PROVIDES:

  • Sponsored, transferable dual credit options to help students recognize their college and career potential

  • Stipends and support to teachers interested in offering sponsored dual-credit courses

  • Resources for schools to host field trips and other career and college exposure opportunities


DISTRICT AND SCHOOL FEE

Your district pays fees to the ESD annually. The only cost you will incur is substitute coverage and teacher travel expenses for 3-4 meetings. 


STUDENT FEE

Students pay a fee of $30 for each school year they enroll in a NW Promise dual credit course. This one-time annual fee covers all NW Promise courses for that academic year. This fee is waived by NW Promise for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.


TEACHER STIPEND

Teachers who participate in the program receive a $500-$750 stipend from NW Promise for their participation.


COURSE OFFERINGS

NW Promise is currently recruiting teachers for:

  • Biology 103 Anatomy & Physiology aligns with Anatomy & Physiology

  • Biology 200 Medical Terminology aligns with Anatomy & Physiology

  • Economics 202 Macroeconomics aligns with Economics

  • Math 111 College Algebra aligns with Precalculus- semester 1

  • Math 112 Trigonometry aligns with Precalculus- semester 2

  • Writing 121 English Composition aligns with Senior Writing (new offering for 2019-20)

 
 

CREDIT TRANSFER

Each college and university has their own governance regarding credit transfer for dual credit courses. While most 2 and 4-year public Oregon institutions accept both Sponsored Dual Credit (SDC) and Assessment-Based Learning (ABL), ultimately the receiving institution decides which credits they will accept. We encourage students to verify the transferability of their credits with the institution they plan to attend.


UNDERSTANDING DUAL CREDIT OPTIONS: SPONSORED AND ASSESSMENT BASED LEARNING CREDIT 

Sponsored Dual Credit (SDC): high school teachers partner with a sponsoring faculty member at a college or university to offer the course for credit. Sponsored Dual Credit (SDC) transfers as the equivalent course to most public institutions.

Assessment-Based Learning Credit (ABL): students do not enroll in a college course but are provided an opportunity to earn college credit by demonstrating they have achieved the course learning outcomes. While ABL (Assessment-Based Learning) credit transfer to most public institutions, they may transfer as elective credits.


For more information check out our Teacher Info Sheet and course offerings in A&P, Econ, Math, and Writing!