Complete a High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree
D² Program Details
Peoria Public Schools and Illinois Central College are partnering to provide this opportunity for students to earn their high school diploma at the same time they earn an Associate of Arts degree.
The D² Diploma/Degree Program is available to qualified Peoria Public School juniors and seniors who meet the program requirements, are academically motivated and able to take college courses at the Illinois Central College Peoria campus.
Students spend a full school-day at ICC’s Peoria Campus.
- The AA transfer degree would be the focus of the first year.
- Students will be encouraged to attend and participate in high school extra-curricular activities.
- In addition to an academic tutoring center at ICC, a high school counselor will meet with students one day each week to check on their progress and offer support
- Students spend the full school-day at Illinois Central College’s Peoria Campus.
- Students will be encouraged to attend and participate in high school extra-curricular activities
- In addition to an academic tutoring center at ICC, a high school counselor will be available to check on their progress and offer support
- Peoria Public Schools will provide busing for program participants
- FREE college tuition - Peoria Public Schools will pay the full Illinois Central College tuition rate for students in the D2 program (approximately $4,500 per year)
- Academic support from both Peoria Public Schools and Illinois Central College
- Weekly check-ins where students have the opportunity to meet with their high school counselor to address any concerns, transitions to college and monitor progress
- Students will be better prepared for college and beyond upon their high school graduation
- Credits will transfer to all 4-year colleges/universities in the state of Illinois. For institutions outside of the state, counselors will advise students
- Accelerates the completion of a Bachelor’s degree
D² Program Requirements/Criteria
Peoria Public Schools and Illinois Central College will work closely to provide Accuplacer placement and subsequent advising to students enrolling in the program.
- Students entering their junior year in the fall of 2019 are eligible to be in the first cohort
- The process begins with the submission of an application recommended by a student’s teachers
- D2 is a highly rigorous course of study. Students and their parents/guardians must be committed to hard but rewarding work.
- A student must have 24 credits to successfully complete the program.
- A student must earn the minimum required score on Illinois Central College’s college entrance placement test, Accuplacer