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Concurrent high school/college enrollment is available for exceptional college preparatory and vocational students in their senior year in high school. The purpose of this cooperative program is to enhance each student's educational opportunity by affording him/her the opportunity to engage in post-secondary academic, vocational, or fine arts studies while continuing to attend high school.
Truly exceptional high school juniors may be considered for this program if both secondary school and college officials believe that the experience is appropriate for a particular student and recommended (in writing) concurrent or dual enrollment.
In order that the integrity of the experience be maintained, the following conditions will be observed:
- The Principal of the school, in consultation with the staff and the appropriate college official, will approve or disapprove all concurrent proposals before the enrollment date. Each applicant will be screened by the high school faculty committee to assure that the student has the ability, maturity, and motivation to take advantage of the opportunity.
- Only those persons in a college preparatory curriculum with at least a "B" average or those vocational students with exemplary performance in a vocational area will be considered.
- The student must meet the college's admission requirements.
- Only those college level courses which count toward a degree (non-developmental) will be considered for approval. Only those credit courses which are not in the area of physical education, are not offered in the regular high school program, and are judged to be appropriate to the student's goals will be eligible for concurrent enrollment. A course routinely offered at the high school will be considered only for those students who have schedule conflicts which cannot be reconciled.
- Both high school and college credit work will be awarded for approved concurrent work which is successfully completed; three semester hours are equivalent to one-half unit of credit. Concurrent (dual) college course grades will be recorded on the high school transcript and will count toward rank-in-class, etc., on the same basis as other transfer credit.
- Concurrent students must be enrolled for at least four units of high school work. An overall "B" average must be maintained in order that the concurrent arrangement be continued. A student who lacks no more than two units for graduation may, with the principal's prior approval, enroll in a college as a full-time student and transfer up to two Carnegie units (12 semester hours) back to the high school in order to meet graduation requirements. A student taking advantage of this particular option is not at the high school, and therefore, not eligible to participate in any school activities except graduation (after all work is completed).
- Concurrent/dual enrolled students will report to the high school or engage in approved study/research at the college when the college class is not meeting.
- Regular attendance is absolutely essential. Students who miss more than ten days not verified by medical excuses will be dropped from the concurrent enrollment option and enrolled full-time at the high school.
- Students enrolled in concurrent programs will be eligible to participate in all extra-curricular activities.
- A student may elect to enroll in a college level course which meets after regular school hours provided the above procedure is followed.