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Advanced Placement/Dual Credit

There are many advantages of taking a course of rigor at Park Hill South, including:

  • Receiving transferable college credit;
  • Gaining essential time management and organizational skills;
  • Acquiring study skills at a deep level;
  • Preparing for the rigorous content of the ACT and/or SAT; and
  • Developing a well-rounded academic transcript for college admissions.

Twice a month extra study sessions are scheduled for all AP, Dual Credit and Accelerated/Enriched courses. These sessions provide a time for teachers to work with students on study skills for their course as well as review concepts or front-load upcoming lessons.  

Students should receive a pass from their content area teacher to attend these study sessions. 

Dual Credit 

Important Dates:

  • September 8th:
    Last day to submit the Dual Credit Intent to Enrollment Form
  • September 9th:
    Last day to take the Accuplacer for Fall Dual Credit classes. To sign up for the Accuplacer, come to the Maple Woods Campus during regular business hours (M, Th, F - 8am-4:30pm & Tu, W - 8am-7pm).
  • September 22nd:
    Bills generated and mailed this week. Bills will be addressed to the student. If you do not receive a bill by the end of September, contact your high school dual credit counselor.
  • September 30th:
    Check your Student Center at to verify enrollment. If your enrollment is not correct contact your high school dual credit counselor immediately.
  • October 15th:
    Payment deadline with MCC. You must either pay in full or sign up for a payment plan by this date. The bill can be paid online through your myMCCKC account. Payment can be made in full or a payment plan can be set up with a non-refundable set up fee of $17.00. Failure to pay in full OR arrange a payment plan by Saturday, October 15th will result in your college credit enrollment being dropped. If you opt for a payment plan, the payments will be taken on 10/15, 11/15, and 12/15.
  • November 17th:
    College Credit Course Withdrawal deadline with MCC (this is not the PHS credit). Should you decide to withdraw from the college credit portion of the  class, please contact your dual credit counselor immediately to discuss course withdrawal and obtain a withdrawal form. Your withdrawal form must be turned into MCC by Wednesday, November 17th.

Dual Credit Placement Requirements

​In order to enroll in dual credit classes, you must meet placement qualifications. You can do this with qualifying ACT or Accuplacer scores. If you have qualifying ACT scores, you do not need to take the Accuplacer. 

Class: Composition & Reading Speech
ACT English: 18
ACT Reading: 18
Accuplacer Writing: 242-245, 246
Accuplacer Reading: 256, 248

Class: College Algebra
ACT Math: 22
Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning & Statistics: 241
Accuplacer Advanced Algebra & Funcations: 237

Class: All other dual credit classes
ACT Reading: 18
Accuplacer Reading: 18

Accuplacer Testing Information

If you have previously taken the ACCUPLACER and qualified based upon those score(s) you do not need to retest in those areas. If not: 

  • Test at Park Hill South!  Testing on Monday August 30th or Wednesday September 1st @ 3PM; sign up at
  • You must apply 24-48 hours before testing!
  • In person, testing at Maple Woods is on a walk-in basis. See hours/information below.
  • A small number of virtual tests are available by appointment. Email to inquire about availability. Include name, MCC ID, and your high school in your message.

MW Testing Center
The MCC-Maple Woods Testing Center in the Learning Resources Building, Room 174,  Phone: 816-604-3334.

Testing Hours
Monday, Thursday, and Friday – 8am to 4:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday – 8am to 7pm
Saturday August 28th – 9am-1pm

Arrive at least an hour before closing if taking the reading and/or writing tests.   Arrive at least 90 minutes before closing if taking the math test.

You must have a photo ID and MCC ID number to test. Masks are currently required when on campus.
​Dual Credit Questions:

High School Dual Credit Contact:    Angela Sharp | | 816.359.6570
MCC Dual Credit Contacts:  
Keri Cerda Reynolds | | 816.604.3201
Lori Callow | | 816.604.3005

Dual Credit Enrollment Steps

If a PHS student intends to earn college credit (in addition to the high school credit), the following steps must be completed.

Course Offerings

See our course handbook to see all of our AP and Dual Credit offerings.