• Comparison of Advanced Placement classes with Dual Enrollment

    Download the attached document AP/Dual Enrollment for a list of AP and Dual Enrollment classes offered at DVHS.


    Advanced Placement

    Rio Salado Dual Enrollment

    Cost: $100 per test taken

    Cost: $85 per credit per semester

              Plus $15 registration fee


    College Credit

    • Score a 3, 4, or 5 to earn credit

    Dependent on subject/school


    • Credit transfers throughout the nation and internationally


    • Check school for credit policy

    College credit

    • In-state transfers

    Check on intended major


    • Out-of-state varies between schools


    Academic Requirement:

    • Must earn A’s or B’s in previous honors level class, A’s in regular classes with teacher recommendation, and/or A’ or B’s in previous AP courses


    • Summer reading/activity


    • Follow true college curricula


    Academic Requirement:

    • Perform within acceptable range on Accuplacer tests at any Community College


    • Pay up front and follow college attendance guidelines

    Represents the rigor and expectation of university curricula

    Represents the rigor of the community college curricula









    AP Capstone

    -AP Seminar (10th or 11th) class and exam

    -AP Research (12th) class and exam

    -4 other AP exams with passing scores

    AP courses offered: Art 2D Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, Drawing, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1: Algebra-based, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, US Government and Politics, and US History

    What would my potential schedule look like?





    ELA 1-2 Honors

    ELA 3-4 Honors 

    AP English Language AP English Literature

    Geometry 1-2 Honors

    Algebra 3-4 Honors

    PreCalculus Honors AP Calculus


    World History Honors

    AP US History AP Government/Econ
    Biology Honors Earth Science/Chemistry Honors AP Biology AP Research
    Spanish 3-4 Honors AP Seminar Elective AP Chemistry
    AP Human Geography Elective Elective



    What is dual enrollment?

    Dual-enrolled = enrolled at two places

    Student enrolled at:

    • Deer Valley High School
    • Rio Salado Community College

    AGEC – “Gen eds” Arizona General Education Curriculum

    AA/AS –Associate of Arts or Associate of Science

    What would earning an Associate Degree look like in my schedule?





    ELA 1-2 Honors

    ELA 3-4 Honors 


    English 110/101

    English 102/111

    Algebra 1-2 Honors

    Geometry 1-2 Honors

    Algebra 3-4 Honors MATH 151/206


    HIS 110/111 (WH Honors)

    History 103/104 POS 110/Econ
    Biology Honors Earth Science/Chemistry Honors Chemistry 151/152 Spanish 201/202
    Spanish 1-2 Spanish 3-4 Spanish 101/102  
    Elective Elective Elective  

    With one summer course of COM 100, this student would graduate with an Associate of Arts with 61 college credits


    First AGEC and AA degree awarded - 2015

    Class of 2019 and 2020:

    29 Associate degrees and 15 AGECs awarded 

    Class of 2021: 

    12 degrees and 6 AGECs

    Class of 2022:

    14 degrees and 4 AGECs