What is the Chatt Tech College Academy’s Dual Achievement program?
The Dual Achievement Program (established by SB204) offers qualified students a recognized and alternate path to high school graduation. Students choose to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and two (2) technical certificates of credit, a technical diploma, or a college associate degree in a specific career pathway in order to meet high school graduation requirements. For an overview, please view the Chatt Tech College Academy: Dual Achievement flyer.
What type of students does the Dual Achievement Program help?
Dual Achievement serves students that are seeking a different environment away from a traditional high school. If you have a student that is unhappy with their current learning environment and has expressed a desire to withdraw or has already made the decision to withdraw, the Dual Achievement Program may be a good fit for them.
Chatt Tech College Academy provides individuals with the opportunity to achieve personal and professional success. Our academic programs are built to prepare students for sustainable employment with hands-on learning and personal enrichment.
Dual Achievement is ideal for students seeking a new environment to complete their high school course requirements while earning college credentials to prepare them for in-demand careers.
What credentials will be earned at the Chatt Tech College Academy – Dual Achievement Program (DAP)?
- A recognized High School Diploma from the Dual Achievement Program
- Two (2) technical certificates or a diploma or an associate’s degree
What is the age requirement?
Students must be between the ages of 16 to 21 years of age.
What is the residency requirement for DAP?
You must be a Georgia resident who has lived in GA for 12 months to be eligible for DAP.
What are the prerequisites for enrollment?
If previously enrolled in a high school, students must have officially withdrawn from their previous secondary program and provide the withdrawal form to the Chatt Tech College Academy – Dual Achievement Program.
Students must have successfully completed at least six of the following required high school courses prior to admission to DAP:
- 2 English/Language Arts
- 2 Math
- 2 Sciences
- 2 Social Studies
- 1 Health/PE
Will acceptable high school credits transfer?
Yes; there are nine high school credits in the program of which any combination of six must be achieved prior to admission into DAP. However, up to nine of the DAP approved high school credits can be transferred into the program.
What are the graduation requirements for DAP?
Students must enroll in and successfully complete required high school courses that were not completed prior to admission to the program.
Students must successfully complete any of the following college level credentials:
- 2 Technical Certificates of Credit in a specific career pathway
- Any Chattahoochee Technical College diploma program
- Any Chattahoochee Technical College associate degree program
How does funding for Dual Achievement work?
- There is no charge for high school-level coursework, and funding is available through the Hope Career Grant to cover tuition for college-level coursework. There are no fees for students in the DAP program. Depending on your program of study, there may be costs related to the program, such as tools or lab equipment.
- To apply for the Hope Career Grant, fill out the GSFAPP.
- To be eligible for the Hope Career Grant, you must be a resident of Georgia for 24 months.
- In accordance with Georgia State Code O.C.G.A. § 20-3-519.1(b) and state Program Regulations, males that are US citizens or eligible non-citizens between 18 to 25 must be registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) to qualify for state aid programs. A male student who is 18–25 and who has not registered may register online at the Selective Service website at SSS.gov (processes in minutes).
- To maintain your eligibility for the Hope Career Grant, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA in your college-level coursework.