San Angelo ISD Partners with Angelo State University to Offer Additional Face-to-Face Dual-Credit Courses to Lake View High School Students via the Presidential Scholars Program

San Angelo ISD and Angelo State University are excited to announce an enhanced Presidential Dual Credit Scholars partnership which will provide additional, in-person dual credit core course offerings to our students at Lake View High School taught by ASU professors and Lake View High School credentialed teachers. The enhanced dual credit opportunities enable students to earn both college credit and high school credit simultaneously, and will be available to freshman through senior students at no cost to the student (up to 3 courses per semester). These new dual credit courses will provide LVHS students with the opportunity to earn credit hours in core subjects which means these students could graduate from Angelo State University with a bachelor's degree in less than 4 years with little to no debt. 

“This partnership with Angelo State University will open new doors for our Lake View High School students, paving their way to college as one more opportunity to provide future-readiness to our students,” said Dr. Candi Callas, SAISD Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. “High school students who may not have considered attending higher education may now look at this as a pathway to earning a college degree. Having college professors teach our students alongside our teachers will be a monumental experience for LVHS Chiefs!”

We will begin offering these dual credit options for our Lake View students starting in the fall of 2021. Students will have the opportunity to indicate interest in the courses on campus starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11th. 

Lake View students enrolled in these dual credit courses will spend one day each 9-weeks at the ASU campus experiencing what college life is like. Students will be bussed from LVHS to ASU to participate in various activities to experience first-hand what it is like to be a part of the Ram Fam, such as access to learning resources through ASU including Blackboard and tutoring services. An ASU graduate assistant is also available on Lake View’s campus to discuss college readiness and opportunities for our students’ college futures.
“Enhancing the Presidential Scholars Dual Credit Program at LVHS is Angelo State's commitment to the students and parents of making the dream of earning a bachelor's degree a reality in four years or less with the lowest amount of debt," said Dr. Javier Flores, ASU Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

San Angelo ISD is always looking for ways to enhance our academic programs and offerings to provide our students with a relevant and inspiring education and new opportunities to be future-ready graduates. We are proud to have a partner in San Angelo with ASU to assist us in reaching these goals for our students.