Dual-Credit Courses With Primavera Online High School


At Primavera, we provide our students with the tools needed to excel in high school and graduate with more than a fully-accredited diploma. In this blog series, we highlight resources to help you learn more about Primavera’s quality online education.

If you’re a full-time Primavera student thinking of attending college, you should consider dual-credit courses. Find out more about receiving college credits while attending Primavera.

What is Dual Credit?

Taking a dual-credit course means that one course’s credits can be applied toward both your high school diploma and your future college degree. For example, if you enroll in our English dual-credit course, you will receive a one half high school credit, as well as three English 101 college credits accepted at all Arizona universities and many other universities throughout the country.

Why Enroll in Dual-Credit Courses?

We’ve got four good reasons:

  • 1. Get a head start on college
    When you sign up for a dual-credit course, you are “double dipping.” Dual-credit courses give you the high school credits you need to graduate, and additionally give you college credits to give you a head start on your college education while working on your high school diploma. Through Primavera, you can knock out almost a full semester of college while in high school, just by taking dual-credit courses!
  • 2. Get more personalized attention
    When you attend college, your class sizes will most likely be large and your teacher may be less accessible, especially if you’re planning on going straight to a university. Here at Primavera, our teachers are available via phone, email, chat and scheduled in-person appointments. If you’re going to take the class anyway, why not take it here at Primavera while you can still get any extra support you may need?
  • 3. No need to purchase a textbook
    As with all Primavera courses, our dual-credit courses are 100% online, which means there’s no need to purchase a textbook. College, on the other hand, requires textbooks for almost all their classes, which can cost anywhere from $75–200 each!
  • 4. Save money on tuition
    It’s no secret that college is expensive. Luckily, dual-credit courses cost the price of a community college course, which is significantly less expensive than a university or trade school. What’s more, if you’re a current full-time student thinking about signing up for a dual-credit course in the fall, you may qualify for financial aid and get college credit for free! For more information on financial aid, contact Primavera guidance counselor Ryan Peterson at 480.456.6678

Dual-Credit Courses Offered at Primavera:

  • English 12A (ENG 101)
  • English 12B (ENG 102)
  • Psychology A (PSY 101)

Dual enrollment courses are accessed through the your Parent Student Portal account PSP and follow the same format as every other Primavera course. They have the same types of assignments, and you navigate through them the same way, so it’s an easy transition to go from regular Primavera courses to dual enrollment courses.

We’re always looking to expand our course catalog. If you have a dual-credit course you would like to take that we don’t have, mention it to your guidance counselor!

For questions or any other information on dual-credit courses, call the Guidance Department at 480.456.6678.


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    Shay Hatch September 16, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    How do I get set up to take college courses?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online September 18, 2016 at 7:53 am - Reply

      Hi, Shay. To get started, simply reach out to your guidance counselor, or give us a call at 480.456.6678 and request to speak with Ryan Peterson.

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    Michael David Dixon December 4, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Hey do you guys offer dual enrollment for calculus.

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online December 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Hi, Michael. Great question. 🙂 We don’t offer calculus dual-enrollment here, but it’s certainly possible if you enroll full-time with us to take the course through a community college and get high school credit as well. You can get started here or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Michael David Dixon December 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Hey I have a question about tests in general how does the test system work?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online December 11, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Hi, Michael. Great question! All quizzes, tests and exams are completed online. The only exam you’ll have to take in person is the AzMERIT, which will be at a location near your home when the time comes. You can get enrolled here, or give our enrollment advisors a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. 🙂

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    Evelyn January 13, 2019 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Hi, I was wondering why the classes are so limited? Is the dual-credits for primavera new?????

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online January 14, 2019 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      Hi, Evelyn. Those are the dual-credit courses offered by Primavera, however, you are able to take courses through your local community college and obtain high school credit as well. 🙂

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        Evelyn January 15, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

        Thank you, my mom and I were wondering about dual-credits for highschool and we were concerned that my choices would be limited. I will make sure to tell her about your reply!

        • Primavera Online
          Primavera Online January 16, 2019 at 10:06 am - Reply

          Hi, Evelyn. Absolutely! 🙂 Our enrollment advisors can provide you with a better answer as well. They’d be happy to assist you at 480.456.6678, option 1. We hope to see you soon!

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