ChemBridge: College Chemistry Credit in High School

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin offers college preparatory programs that connect teachers to professional development opportunities and vertical alignment of high school and university curriculum. Learn more about a dual-credit chemistry program below:

ChemBridge: ChemBridge is a web-based, dual-credit program that allows Texas high school students to earn six hours of college chemistry credit upon satisfactory completion of the course. Concurrently,  students earn two semesters of high school credit for an advanced science class that serves as an Advanced Measure under the Texas Education Agency Distinguished Achievement Program. Although this course is designed for non-science majors, it also gives students who want to major in the sciences an opportunity to experience the rigor of college-level chemistry courses. ChemBridge is a collaborative partnership between the College of Natural Sciences and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

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One of their goals is to inform high schools throughout the state about the availability of this program. We are asking that school districts/high school campuses notify us of their intent to participate by February 1, 2011. A Memorandum of Understanding is available for this program that you can request to help make your decision. Dr. Kenya Walker, Executive Director for Pre-College Academic Programs at The University of Texas at Austin, would be happy to meet with you to discuss the program in more detail. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Kenya Walker at 512-232-4627 or

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