Dual Enrollment

Synergy School of Tomorrow is privileged to have an Articulation Agreement with Indian River State College, which allows qualified students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.

Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn college or vocational credits toward a post-secondary diploma, certificate, or degree at Indian River State College that will also count as credits toward a high school diploma.

Students must meet with the Synergy Student Advisor before beginning the program, and twice a year for the duration of the program. 

Students are permitted to take dual enrollment courses during school hours, after school, or during the summer term. Dual enrollment students do not have to pay registration, classes, or laboratory fees. Students must pay for books and provide their own transportation to and from college.

Early admission is similar to dual enrollment, except that students are enrolled in a college/ university course or courses full time. They earn credits simultaneously toward a college degree and a high school diploma.

Students must be able to meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Be a student in Florida public or nonpublic secondary school or home education program.

2. Have a 3.0 unweighted GPA to enroll in college courses.

3. Pass an appropriate section of the college placement test (PERT, SAT, ACT)

4. Have written permission by Synergy before enrolling in a course.

5. Meet any additional admissions criteria set by the post-secondary institution.

6. Students on scholarships also have other requirements that must be met. Please see the Synergy Student Advisor or High School Coordinator for more details.

Students will need to visit the IRSC website and click on Admissions in order to register and receive a student number. 

After receiving the student number, please use the forms below to complete the process. After filling out the forms (online using adobe acrobat or print and scan), please email them to erin.askew@fscak12.com where the student GPA will be added, course information such as credits will be added, and the forms will be signed by the Principal.

Vocational Dual Enrollment through IRSC

Vocational dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn vocational credits toward a post-secondary technical certificate at Indian River State College that will also count toward a high school diploma. 

Students must meet with the Synergy Student Advisor before entering the program and twice a year for the duration of the program.

Students are permitted to participate in vocational dual enrollment courses during school hours, after school, or during the summer term. Vocational dual enrollment students must pay for books and provide their own transportation to and from the college. 

Vocational Courses taken for Dual Enrollment purposes must apply toward the following industry certifications identified by the State Board of Education:

1. Be a student in Florida public or nonpublic secondary school or home education program.

2. Have a 2.0 unweighted GPA to enroll in college courses.

3. Pass the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) or PERT test.

4. Have written permission by FSCA before enrolling in a course.

5. Meet any additional admissions criteria set by the post-secondary institution.

6. Students on scholarships also have other requirements that must be met.

Dual Enrollment
Vocational Courses taken for Dual Enrollment purposes must apply toward the following industry certifications identified by the State Board of Education:
  • Automotive service technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Virtualization
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Welding
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airframe mechanics
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians

Individual vocational courses that are not part of these programs of study are not eligible. Please see the Synergy Student Advisor for more details.

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Gifted/Enrichment Courses

Synergy School of Tomorrow provides opportunities for Academic Enrichment.  Students showing high academic achievement are admitted to the enrichment program, which allows them to work at a standard that is higher than the average grade-level for that age.

This program allows Synergy to customize our educational program for each individual, and to further challenge each student academically.

While in enrichment classes, students will work at a pace and level that is beyond that of regular classrooms, and this academic work will enrich and sometimes replace their typical daily work. Students in this program are expected to maintain good conduct as well as high grades.

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AP/ World Studies

The AP Program at Synergy School of Tomorrow enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both while still in high school.

World Studies is the interdisciplinary study of political, economic, legal, ecological, and cultural interconnections.

The program is oriented around the study of globalization as it relates to intercontinental politics, the global economy, international law, market relations, the movement of people and resources, global communications, the effect of human activity on the environment, and
many more topics.

The AP Program is for 11th & 12th grade only (native speakers starting at 9th grade can be tested and groomed for the program)

Student GPA, language skills and placement exam are program entry requirements.

*Current subjects available, History, Spanish Language and Literature 

 

Benefits of AP Courses

1. Increased college application acceptance – Taking an AP class (or several!) is a great way to challenge yourself academically and show colleges that you are serious about your education. An AP class on your transcript signals stronger academic training, especially with high passing scores of 4 and 5 on the test.

2. Ignite your passions – Taking AP exams is also a way to demonstrate real academic interest in a
certain subject. Showing course mastery and passing the exams will prove to college admissions
committees that you are serious about your program choice and have the skills necessary to
pursue it.

3. Earn College Credit – Some colleges give credit for AP classes. This makes it possible to graduate
from college in a far shorter amount of time, ultimately saving you money!