Welcome to DCHS
Dallas County Home School is a
private Texas High School that offers a college preparatory
program for public, private, or home schooled students. Operating under
Texas House Bill 944, DCHS allows students to homeschool in order
to customize their curriculum and high school graduation requirements to
fit the specific needs of each student. DCHS strongly encourages the optimal
use of the Dual Enrollment program.
Dual Enrollment is a
way for high school students to complete up to two years of college
while still in high school.
DE allows your student to take university caliber classes
before graduating high school and earn college credits at a fraction
of the cost of a university. DE allows your student to
learn to succeed at college level work before they take on the debt and stress
of a major university. Under the umbrella of Dual Enrollment, your college
credits do not change your freshman status for college admissions.
To start DE, you will need a transcript showing
that your student has at least completed 10th
grade. Your transcript is only for DE purposes and is important. You may only
take in Dual Enrollment what you
have remaining on a traditional TEA degree plan so your transcript will
determine what you can take in DE and how long you can remain in DE. Regardless of
what credits or names you assign your homeschool classes, they will be converted
to the TEA schedule so start with this in mind. Use the FAQ section on this website
to learn how to make a DE transcript and how to assign credits.
Dual Enrollment is available through most junior colleges and at
many universities like TWU (Denton), Midwestern State, & UTArlington.
If you live in Dallas County, classes are currently free. Which ever college
you choose the process is the same. Make a transcript, match it to the High School
Degree Plan found in our FAQ section, then contact your college campus
directly and ask to speak to their Dual Enrollment officer.
For the past several years, DCHS has provided a volunteer staff to
help families navigate this process. However, enrollment to new students
is closed at this time. Please educate yourself about your options before
going to a campus, then plan to make the most of this wonderful program.