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Academic Readiness

What is Academic Readiness?

Academic Readiness is a measure of one's preparation for the upcoming challenges posed by school and career as informed by habits of work, course grades, test results and independent projects.


In other words: Do you have the skills, the perseverance, and the creativity to meet your future challenges?

ELA - 4 Years 4
Math - 4 Years 4
Science/Engineering - 4 Years 4
History - 3 Years (2 Years US History) 3
Global Language - 3 Years 3
Computer Technology  .5
Fine Arts 1
Physical Education/Health 1
Electives 5
Advisory/Capstone Project .5
Total Required 26
Dual Enrollment

GLCPS Dual Enrollment course offerings are available for students in grades 11-12.  ​By participating in Dual Enrollment, students can prepare for post-secondary studies while enhancing their high school GPA, and making themselves more competitive in the college admission process.  ​High School and college credit is awarded for successful completion of Dual Enrollment courses, therefore students often receive advanced academic placement when they enroll in college. This can offer students and their families’ considerable savings on the total cost of a higher education.

  • All eligible students must take the Accuplacer college placement tests at BCC to earn the required prerequisite scores for their selected Dual Enrollment course(s) and complete the required application;
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 BCC GPA to continue in the Dual Enrollment program;

  • Dual enrollment courses will be documented on students’ GLCPS high school transcripts;

  • Students are responsible for transportation to their college classes;   
  • Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks and course material fees. (Some previously used textbooks are available in the College & Career Center on a first come, first serve basis.)

Dual Enrollment with Bristol Community College

Students with qualifying GPAs (3.0) and Accuplacer scores can enroll in tuition-free dual enrollment college courses at BCC through the advanced or elective courses offered by GLCPS during the school day, or outside of school on a space-available basis.  Dual Enrollment courses occurring outside the school day are limited in number and must be paid for by students prior to the start of classes (unless low-income status is confirmed, Free/Reduced Lunch program participation or other criteria established by BCC).  

​Junior BCC Dual Enrollment Offerings
  • English 101
  • English 202
  • Sociology
  • Science