Early College—As a Lake View student, you may earn college credit hours during high
school. Those who are really ambitious can start the path to earning up to two years of college
credit! But our goal is to make sure that you are COLLEGE ELIGIBLE by the time you graduate.
Those wishing to pursue an Associate’s or two-year degree in IT can articulate into a degree
program for free at City Colleges. Others may wish to complete more college credit courses in
other subjects to get a head start on college (and save money!). Studies have shown that students
who take one or more college-credit courses in high school are more successful at staying in
There are three ways to earn college credit:
After you become a rising junior, and COLLEGE ELIGIBLE by maintaining a 2.5 GPA, 90%
attendance, and obtain a qualifying placement test score, you can take either a DUAL
ENROLLMENT course (courses at City Colleges for credit hours) or DUAL CREDIT courses (courses
at Lake View HS for credit hours).
You can also take an AP course and receive a passing score on the AP Exam, accepted by most
colleges for credit hours. AP classes can be taken at any grade.