Guidelines for Evaluating Articulated Courses for Performance Acknowledgments

Students may earn a performance acknowledgement by either successfully completing at least 12 hours of college academic hours including dual credit, advanced technical credit and locally articulated classes with a grade of the equivalent of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 or by using these courses as part of earning an associate’s degree in high school. Students who qualify can receive credit towards a two-year associate’s degree or one-year certificate.  Also, students in an ATC course  may receive weighted points toward their GPA.

19 TAC Chapter 74 states:

�74.14. Performance Acknowledgments.

(a)  A student may earn a performance acknowledgment on the student’s diploma and transcript for outstanding performance in a dual credit course by successfully completing:

(1)  at least 12 hours of college academic courses, including those taken for dual credit as part of the Texas core curriculum, and advanced technical credit courses, including locally articulated courses, with a grade of the equivalent of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0; or

(2)  an associate degree while in high school.


For further clarification, contact:

Texas Education Agency

Division of Advanced Academic Services

1701 N. Congress Avenue

Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 463-9455