Diplomas & Degrees Program
The Amarillo College Diplomas & Degrees program is a partnership between Amarillo College and West Plains High School that allows qualifying students the opportunity to earn their Associate's degree in General Studies at the same time they are working towards their high school diploma. West Plains students take all of the dual credit course opportunities offered at West Plains High School, while enrolled simultaneously in Amarillo College, to earn high school credit and college credit for the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree. Once students graduate from West Plains High School and Amarillo College they are able to begin their undergraduate studies at a university academically as a junior in college. Whereas, universities will still consider them as first-time in college students, they will be academically classified as college juniors. During their senior year at West Plains High School and Amarillo College, students will need to be applying for admission to attend a university to continue their undergraduate studies. Senior students need to visit with the Future-Ready Counselor, Mrs. Bonner to work on those future college applications and completion of their FAFSA for federal student financial aid, and the TAFSA is the student is planning to attend university in the State of Texas. Email Mrs. Bonner at email@example.com to make an appointment for these future discussions. You will also find the information for the West Plains High School D&D Program contact and the contact at Amarillo College.
Below you will find the semester-by-semester plan for high school/dual credit/concurrent credit degree plan.(each student’s plan looks differently)
Diplomas & Degrees Graduation Degree Plan Checklist for Students/Parents
Amarillo College Online Syllabus Search for All Classes
(Lookup textbooks needed for each course, course expectations, course grade requirements, assignment calendars, professor’s contact info, etc.)
Jason A. Norman, M.Ed.
Professional School Counselor | D&D Program Coordinator
West Plains High School
Sandra De La Rosa, M.Ed.
Director of Dual Credit & Secondary School Partnerships
Amarillo College Business Office
Tuition Payments/Payment Plans
Amarillo College, Washington St. Campus, Byrd Business Building 1st Floor
Amarillo College Bookstore
Buying/Renting of Textbooks
Amarillo College, Washington St. Campus, College Union Building
www.actx.edu/bookstore (Can purchase textbooks online and mailed to your home.)