Concurrent Enrollment

Opportunities to earn college credit while at MHS Concurrent Enrollment What is Concurrent Enrollment? A student is simultaneously enrolled in high school and college or career/technical courses. Students earn both high school credit towards graduation and college credit. The school district pays tuition of participating students (with some restrictions). Up to 12 credit hours per year (11th and 12th grade only)

What does this look like? course taken on the MHS campus for which he/she earns high school and college credit class on a college campus online class through a college or university classes through vocational or technical college Opportunities through MHS CU-Succeed Delta-Montrose Technical College Project Lead the Way

CU-Succeed Courses offered on the MHS campus Dr. Bollinger Advanced Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Saxon Physics Mrs. Scriffiny AP Statistics, AP Calculus Mrs. Clayton Trigonometry/Precalculus Credit is offered through University of Colorado at Denver CU-Succeed Credit

appears on a CU-Denver transcript As transferable as any other college credit Project Lead the Way Taught by Mr. Simpson Credit offered through University of Colorado at Colorado Springs o Intro to Engineering and Design (2 credits) o Principles of Engineering (3 credits) o Digital Electronics (2 credits) o Civil Engineering and Architecture (3 credits)

Enrollment for college courses Delta-Montrose Technical College Certified Nurses Assistant Students turn in paperwork during course registration period for following school year Colorado Mesa University Courses not offered on MHS campus Students who have exhausted

options on MHS campus in a particular subject area Enrollment depends on course offerings May turn in Intent to Enroll form without specific course information to meet district deadlines. Need to work closely with Counselor Course Title (Instructor) Credits available Enrollment period AP Chemistry (Bollinger)

Semester 1=4 credits, Semester 2 = 5 credits Fall and Spring Semesters Advanced Chemistry (Bollinger) 1 year = 3 credits Spring Semester AP Calculus (Scriffiny) 1 year = 4 credits Spring Semester

AP Statistics (Scriffiny) 1 year = 3 credits Spring Semester Trigonometry (Clayton) Semester 1=3 credits Fall Semester Precalculus (Clayton) Semester 2=3 credits Spring Semester

Saxon Physics (Bollinger) Semester 1=4 credits, Semester 2 = 4 credits Fall and Spring Semester Pre-Engineering : IED, POE, DE, and CEA (Simpson) IED, POE= 3 credits DE, CEA= 2 credits Spring Semester Am I eligible?

o Enrolled in 11th or 12th grade o 10th graders can take college classes but district will not pay the tuition. o Has at least 3.0 G.P.A. o Recommended by his/her school counselor and the school principal o Determined to be college ready as per the specific guidelines for the accepting postsecondary institution. o The course(s) relates to the students Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) What is an ICAP? 4 year plan Postsecondary goal Reviewed annually Saved electronically

How do I know if I am a good candidate for concurrent credit? GOOD CANDIDATES: NOT-SO-GOOD CANDIDATES: Good attendance Self-starters and ask for help when needed Good at meeting deadlines and keeping

up with work on their own Generally competent test-takers in relevant subjects Students who may miss class often Students who tend to miss deadlines and get behind Students who have very little disposable time to

do assignments and labs and study for exams Students with up-anddown history in that subject AP vs. Concurrent Enrollment Advanced Placement Specific to the Post-Secondary Institution ( Credit depends on performance on the AP exam Must send scores to Colleges for credit consideration Concurrent

Enrollment Guaranteed transfer courses Based on successful completion of the course (grade of C or better). Creates a college record If my class is also AP, is concurrent credit easier or harder? Advanced Placement (AP) is lower risk financially (smaller amount lost if not successful), higher risk academically (it all comes down to one exam) Concurrent credit is higher risk financially (if you dont pass) and

lower risk academically (your credit doesnt depend on just one test) Both options are challenging How do I enroll? Student must first meet with their School Counselor Forms required by the school district Intent to Enroll form must be submitted to the Guidance Office 60 days prior to the end of the semester that immediately precedes the intended term of enrollment. o Students interested in a class during spring, 2014, must turn in their IE form by October 18th. Promise to Repay form

Fill out appropriate enrollment paperwork for desired post-secondary institution (available through teacher). ASCENT (Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment) A 5th year program for students that have completed or are on schedule to complete at least 12 credit hours of college course work prior to completion of his/her 12th grade year. Student postpones high school graduation for a year. Student attends a post-secondary institution.

Tuition paid by the school district with some restrictions. Students will not receive their diploma until they complete the ASCENT program. Must submit a list of interested students by Sept. 1 st. Where can I get more information? Teacher of the CE class Specific questions about registering for course Guidance Office web page (under construction)

The Colorado Department of Education (Secondary InitiativesConcurrent Enrollment) Speak with your students School Counselor

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