The Office of High School Initiatives is under the leadership of Ms. Evett Davis.
Augusta Technical College offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. Read below to learn about the credit possibilities and financial aid available to students:
Articulated credit, also called advanced placement credit, but not to be confused with College Board AP, is a partnership agreement between Augusta Technical College and the high school systems in our area: Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, and Wilkes in GA, and Aiken in SC. The requirements are:
Twenty-five percent (25%) of the course work must be completed at Augusta Tech, including online classes.
CLICK HERE to receive a form that will be helpful in keeping a record of Your Articulated Credit.
Dual Enrollment Programs provide high school juniors and seniors, age 16 or older, enrolled in an eligible high school, the opportunity to earn high school and college credit while simultaneously enrolled in both. A student may take one dual enrollment course or be enrolled full time at the college, depending on the need. Remedial and developmental courses are not available for dual enrollment. Approved dual enrollment courses are located on the GaDOE web site HERE.
Eligible students must apply and be accepted at Augusta Technical College to participate in any dual enrollment program, and courses may be taken before, during or after school and include virtual courses offered through the college. GA HOPE, both Grant and Scholarship, are funding sources, except for Move on When Ready.
The following programs are also available to assist eligible high school students with college coursework taken through dual enrollment:
Accel Program-Associate Degree Programs Only provides high school juniors and seniors, age 16 or older, from an eligible Georgia high school, the opportunity to earn high school and college credit while simultaneously enrolled in both. A complete list of Accel eligible courses is available on the Georgia Student Finance Commission website www.gsfc.org.
Only courses toward core graduation requirements are permitted:
Summer Quarter courses are not included. GA HOPE Scholarship is a funding source, and hours taken are included in the HOPE cap of 127 semester / 190 quarter hours.
Move on When Ready-MOWR (House Bill 149) provides eligible students entering 11th or 12th grade, who spent the prior school year in attendance at a public high school in Georgia, the opportunity to attend college full time and earn credit for both high school graduation and college. Students must meet all state testing requirements, including End of Course Tests and the Georgia High School Graduation tests, and they must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Participating students are eligible to participate in competitive and other extracurricular activities in grades 9-12, as long as their schedule can accommodate practices, games, etc. without interfering with their completion of postsecondary course requirements.
Tuition, materials, and fees for full time MOWR students are provided through the student's high school FTE funding, but books must be paid for by the student. The student shall not be eligible for any other state student financial aid at an eligible institution. College coursework taken by high school students before graduation will not count in the HOPE cap of 127 semester/190 quarter hours.
Joint Enrollment provides high school juniors and seniors, age 16 or older, enrolled in accredited private or public schools, the opportunity to earn only college credit while simultaneously enrolled in both high school and college. Students must apply and be accepted at Augusta Technical College to participate in joint enrollment. GA HOPE, both Grant and Scholarship, are funding sources.
The HOPE Grant is used to pay for tuition and mandatory fees, and provides a book allowance for the technical certificate of credit and / or diploma programs of study. For more information or to apply for the HOPE Grant, please visit:
The HOPE Scholarship is used to pay for Accel and associate degree programs of study. For more information or to apply for the HOPE Scholarship, please visit:
A Free Application for Federal Student Aid - (FAFSA) application can be completed by going to the Augusta Tech site located at:
The Georgia Student Finance Commission partner's site located at:
Or the federal financial aid site located at:
High School Coordinator
phone: (706) 771-4027