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Atascadero USD |  BP  6172.1  Instruction

Concurrent Enrollment In College Classes   

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The Board of Trustees desires to provide opportunities for eligible district students to enroll concurrently in courses offered at postsecondary institutions in order to foster individual student achievement, increase opportunities for students to complete college preparatory course requirements or career technical education preparation, and prepare students for a smooth transition into college by providing exposure to the collegiate environment.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

When it is determined that the postsecondary course in which the student intends to enroll is substantially equivalent to a course provided by the district, the student may receive credit toward high school graduation requirements in addition to credit received from the college.

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

Approval of Concurrent Enrollment

The Board may approve a limited number of students of any age or grade level to apply for part-time or full-time concurrent enrollment in a community college or four-year college when it is determined to be in the student's best interest and the student is adequately prepared for such coursework.

Upon recommendation of the principal and with parent/guardian consent, the Board may authorize a student to apply for attendance at a community college during any session or term as a special part-time or full-time student and to undertake one or more courses of instruction offered at the community college level. (Education Code 48800)

Within the enrollment limits and exceptions allowed by law, the principal may recommend a student for community college summer session if that student demonstrates adequate preparation in the discipline to be studied and exhausts all opportunities to enroll in an equivalent course, if any, at his/her school of attendance. (Education Code 48800)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

Any student's parent/guardian may petition the Board to authorize full-time attendance at a community college if he/she believes the student would benefit from advanced scholastic or career technical work that would be available. (Education Code 48800.5)

If the Board denies a request for special part-time or full-time enrollment at a community college for a student who is identified as highly gifted and talented as defined in Education Code 52201, the Board shall issue its written recommendation and the reasons for the denial within 60 days. The written recommendation and denial shall be issued at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting that falls at least 30 days after the request has been submitted. (Education Code 48800, 48800.5)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

46145-46147 Minimum day, high school

48800-48802 Enrollment of gifted students in community college

51225.3 Alternative means of satisfying graduation requirements

52200-52212 Gifted and talented education program

76000-76002 Enrollment in community college

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Community Colleges System: http://www.cccco.edu

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Postsecondary Education Commission: http://www.cpec.ca.gov

California State University: http://www.calstate.edu

Foundation for California Community Colleges, Early College High School Initiative: http://www.foundationccc.org/ECHS

University of California: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: December 9, 2008 Atascadero, California