Postsecondary Enrollment Options
File: IGCD (pdf)
Adopted: May 28, 1992
Revised: September 24, 1998; March 12, 2013
Associated Regulation: IGCD-R
POSTSECONDARY CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
The Board of Education believes that high school students need to be continually challenged in order to maintain their academic interests. To provide such challenge, students, parents, counselors, teachers, and administrators need to have the opportunity to explore a number of different options. One of the options is the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses while still attending high school. In appropriate circumstances, course credit toward the fulfillment of high school graduation requirements will be awarded for successful completion of approved courses offered by institutions of higher education.
Students in the 9th through 12th grades who are not more than 21 years of age are eligible to apply for enrollment in courses offered by institutions of higher education. Each student considering an application for enrollment in postsecondary courses shall meet with the school principal or counselor to discuss whether such enrollment would be in the best interest of the student's educational career. A student must give notice of his or her intent to apply at least 60 days prior to the anticipated enrollment on forms provided at each high school.
Academic credit granted for postsecondary coursework successfully completed by a student will qualify as credit toward high school graduation and as credit toward a degree or certificate at the institution of higher education.
Students who enroll in and satisfactorily complete postsecondary courses pursuant to this policy shall be entitled to the prepayment of the local community college rate of tuition for courses approved in advance for tuition assistance. Students are responsible for all other expenses related to enrollment in the courses, and the District shall not provide for any related transportation. Students enrolled in such postsecondary courses shall continue to be considered as enrolled in the District and eligible for high school activities.
The District shall enter into written cooperative agreements with institutions of higher education at which District students intend to enroll. Enrollment pursuant to this policy is not available for summer sessions.
Information about Concurrent Enrollment for which District students are eligible pursuant to this policy shall be distributed annually to all students in grades 9 through 12.
C.R.S. 22-35-101 et seq.
1 Code Colo. Regs. 301-86
IGADB, Postsecondary Occupational Program
IKF, Graduation Requirements (Applicable for the Classes of 2017-2020)
End of File: IGCD