Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Biology, BS in Chemistry and a MA in Teaching.
Mrs. Shantell Phelps
My name is Shantell Phelps. This is my first year as the Program of Choice Coordinator at OD Wyatt High School. Before becoming the coordinator, I taught AP Biology, Pre-AP Biology, Biology and 7th and 8th grade science in Fort Worth ISD. I also taught secondary science, First Responder and Pharmacy Tech in Louisiana. This is my tenth year in Fort Worth ISD and my fifteenth year in education. My loving husband Robert and I, have two amazing daughters. When I am not working, I am a dance mom. I am looking forward to a fabulous journey with the students, staff, and parents of OD Wyatt.
What is Dual Credit
Dual Credit is a way your student can earn college credit while attending high school.
Dual Credit students take college-level courses taught by Tarrant County College faculty. These courses satisfy high school graduation requirements and provide college credit at the same time.
- Your FWISD will award high school academic credit.
- TCC will award college-level academic credit.
How will you benefit?
Students who take dual credit can:
- Receive high school and college credit for courses in which they earn a “C” or better
- Satisfy Advanced Measures requirements for the Distinguished Achievement Program
- Graduate from their high schools with transferable college credits
- Fast-track their undergraduate or vocational degrees
- Save on tuition and fees by accelerating time to complete a degree
- Have access to the full range of TCC services
- Experience college culture and gain confidence to succeed in college
Am I eligible for Dual Credit?
Dual Credit students:
- Must submit an Apply Texas application
- Must take the TSI test in English and Writing
- Must meet TSI eligibility requirements for college-level coursework
- Bacterial meningitis vaccine required if courses are held on a TCC campus
- May not be enrolled in more than 2 dual credit courses per term
How much does Dual Credit cost?
Dual credit students typically take courses for free if they qualify for free and reduced lunch. FWISD provides cost of tuition and books necessary for the course at no cost to the student or their family.
What classes will I take?
Dual Credit students can take a variety of courses depending on which path they choose to pursue. In general the following classes could be offered:
English Composition British Literature Music Art
Speech Kinesiology Spanish Philosophy
Government Economics Sociology Psychology
U.S. History World History Math Geography
What steps do I need to take to become a Dual Credit student?
1. Complete the Dual Credit Interest Form
2. Attend TSI Study Sessions
3. O.D Wyatt High School will arrange for you to complete the application, TSI testing and other enrollment requirements.
Please contact our Program of Choice Coordinator, Mrs. Shantell Phelps