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Bluff Dale ISD Signs Tarleton State Dual Enrollment Pact


Posted Date: 06/07/2023

Bluff Dale ISD Signs Tarleton State Dual Enrollment Pact

STEPHENVILLE — Beginning fall 2023, Bluff Dale High School students can earn university credit before they graduate, thanks to Tarleton State University’s dual enrollment program, Tarleton Today.

Tarleton and Bluff Dale Independent School District leaders signed the agreement May 22.

“This partnership strengthens our commitment to educational attainment for all Texans,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “Earning university credit while learning the expectations of higher education helps high school students bridge the transition to college while also saving them money.”

Tarleton already collaborates with more than 350 school districts statewide, including Bluff Dale, through its nationally acclaimed Distinguished High School Partners outreach. Launched in 2020, the program guarantees admission and provides annual scholarships to qualifying seniors.

“Bluff Dale ISD is ecstatic to join the ranks of many high schools across the state partnering with Tarleton State University in the Tarleton Today program,” said Bluff Dale ISD Superintendent Jason Wells. “We are thankful for the opportunities this program gives high school students to earn credit in agriculture and STEM areas while gaining a better understanding of what college-level coursework looks like.”

Students participating in Tarleton Today take university courses over a traditional school year, receiving the high school portion of their instruction from their high school teacher and the university portion from a Tarleton professor. In addition to course content, Tarleton faculty empower students with university-ready skills and provide professional development for collaborating teachers.

Tarleton is developing dual enrollment opportunities in agricultural and STEM areas with school districts throughout Texas. Districts will choose the courses they offer.

Dual enrollment classes use the same lesson materials and learning objectives as courses taught at a Tarleton campus. Students who continue their education at Tarleton automatically qualify for additional scholarships.

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Bluff Dale ISD
430 FM 2481
P.O. Box 101
Bluff Dale, Texas 76433
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