Huntsville City Schools Dual Enrollment and Early Start Program

The Dual Enrollment program for Huntsville City Schools allows students to receive both high school and college credit for certain academic or career technical education courses. Eligible courses can be taken through an Alabama Community College System (ACCS) institution while enrolled in high school for the purpose of earning credits for a high school diploma and/or a postsecondary degree. 

In particular, Huntsville City Schools has a developed partnership with local colleges to offer this opportunity to students. Students can participate in academic or specialized elective classes that exceed the course work offered in the high school setting at either Calhoun Community College, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, or the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Additionally, based on state eligibility guidelines and the joint consent order with the Department of Justice,  Huntsville City Schools has developed criteria for students wanting to participate in this program. Students who seek to take more than one academic dual enrollment course per year must seek permission from the Superintendent or his/her designee; requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This limitation does not apply to career technical dual enrollment courses.

For the 2017-2018 School Year Academic Dual Enrollment opportunities are offered to 11th -12th grade students.  Career Technical Dual Enrollment opportunities are offered to 10th- 12th grade students.  Please see your local School Counselor to determine Dual Enrollment eligibility.  You may also contact Leah Edgecombe by phone (256) 428-6987 or email at for additional information.

Additional Dual Enrollment Information

Huntsville City Schools forms to be completed each semester:

Early Start:

Questions regarding College Early Start opportunities can be answered on an as needed basis. Please see your School Counselor.


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