The Dual Credit Program allows Lewis-Clark State College and area high schools the opportunity to work together to offer college courses to high school students in an effort to provide them an early start on their college goals. The program’s success is based on the partnership between qualified high school instructors and our various academic divisions.
Each approved dual credit instructor is paired with a Lewis-Clark State College faculty member (liaison) who will provide guidance and support in curriculum alignment, teaching strategies, academic resources, etc. The LCSC faculty liaison will also conduct classroom visits and course evaluations to ensure program quality and course alignment.
The Dual Credit Program remunerates the school districts for each course which has been formally articulated and approved based upon student enrollment as of the last working day in September (Fall semester) and the last working day in February (Spring semester). Payments are processed at the end of the academic year and only when all final grades have been submitted to LCSC.
The Dual Credit Program at Lewis-Clark State College invites qualified applicants to teach college-level courses at their respective high schools. Courses taught at the high school must be the same as courses taught at Lewis-Clark State College, using the same textbook or a textbook approved by the division chair and/or faculty liaison. Applications submitted after June 30th will be considered for the subsequent academic year.
Instructors teaching courses through the Dual Credit Program are approved by the instructional divisions and must meet the requirements for faculty teaching at LCSC as stipulated by the those divisions. Qualifications vary depending on the discipline, meaning each division sets its own standards for selecting dual credit affiliates.
Instructor Qualifications - Please review the list to determine the credentials needed to teach dual credit classes prior to submission of an application.
Send all application materials as one packet to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail the information to:
Sacajawea Hall Rm 222
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
The review process can take several weeks depending on when materials are submitted. It is recommended that materials be submitted at least one semester before the class is planned to be offered. Once received by the Dual Credit Program staff, the complete application is sent to the appropriate instructional division for review.
The program provides an opportunity for LCSC faculty and high school instructors to work concurrently by sharing methods, ideas, and experiences. LCSC faculty are encouraged to participate as guest lecturers in the high school classrooms. Further, high school teachers (and students) are welcome to visit campus classes/labs.
Specifically, the program offers an annual professional development conference for our dual credit/high school teachers provided by college faculty (Dual Credit Faculty Forum). The event emphasizes collegial interaction and partnership and covers both discipline-specific topics and general program/college information.
For additional information on grading, see the LCSC Grading Guide
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records and is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education (FPCO). Essentially, the act states that 1) "students" must be permitted to inspect their own "education records" and 2) "school officials" may not disclose personally identifiable information about a student without written permission from the student.
The Dual Credit Registration Form includes an information release statement. Therefore, by signing the form, students authorize school officials to disclose "academic and financial records" to the parents/guardians noted on the application.