K-12 Concurrent Enrollment
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6/2011 ~ State Legislation now requires Community Colleges to provide K-12 Concurrent Enrollment Students the lowest enrollment priority. Assembly Bill No. 230
K-12 Students are permitted to register for classes AFTER Continuing, Returning, and New students have registered for classes.
Requirements for Admission of Students in Grades K-12
Special Student/Concurrent Enrollment
In accordance with the California Education Code, Copper Mountain Community College District (CMCCD) will consider students in K-12 for Special Student Admissions and Concurrent Enrollment. The intent of the legislation, which allows for enrollment of students in K-12 grades, is to provide an enhanced educational opportunity for students who are capable of "advanced scholastic or vocational work." Students will be considered for admission on this premise, and must meet the requirements stated below (Board Policy 5010).
Additionally, students still in high school may attend the college if recommended by the high school and approved by the parent. Such recommendations should be because the student has exhausted the offerings at the high school in a particular discipline or the course is not offered at the high school. High school students who meet certain requirements may take Copper Mountain College classes for high school or college credit. Students will not be accepted for enrollment for reasons that are not consistent with the intent of the program. Applicants will be evaluated for readiness for college-level work and must meet prerequisites.
Interested students should complete the K-12 Concurrent Enrollment form. Signatures of a school official and the parent are required. Regular fees apply.
Parents of students at CMC do not have a right of access to their child's academic records without expressed written permission, regardless of the student's age, per the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1976. A student may fill out the Release of Information form for each semester attending to grant their parents or guardian access to their academic records. The form is maintained in the Office of Student Services.
Although K-12 students usually register for classes one week before the semester begins, it is highly recommended students turn in their completed paperwork several weeks before the semester begins. This will ensure the student has enough time for approval and registration prior to the start of the new semester.
Use these checklists to assist you in ensuring there are no delays in processing your paperwork:
New K-12 Concurrent Enrollment Student Checklist
Returning K-12 Concurrent Enrollment Student Checklist
The College may also require additional conditions such as:
Approval by the CMC course instructor when the student is in K-12.
A personal interview with the CMC instructor, or Vice President of Student Services.
Purpose of Concurrent Enrollment
In accordance with the California Education Code, Copper Mountain Community College District (CMCCD) will consider students in K-12 for Special Student Admissions and Concurrent Enrollment. The intent of the legislation, which allows for enrollment of students in K-12 grades, is to provide an enhanced educational opportunity for students who are capable of “advanced scholastic or vocational work.” Students will be considered for admission on this premise, and must meet the requirements stated below (Board Policy 5010). Students will not be accepted for enrollment for reasons that are not consistent with the intent of the program. Applicants will be evaluated for readiness for college-level work and must meet prerequisites.
Important Information About This Program
Why Courses Are Denied
- Enrollment in courses for K-12 Special Students is subject to availability.
- Except in unusual cases, students may only take courses not offered at their school, and normally, no more than 12 units will be approved.
- Pre-College level math and English courses are not available to concurrent enrollment students in fall or spring semesters (see chart inside this form).
- Please see the current Schedule of Classes before completing a K-12 application to make certain the desired course is offered during the term for which concurrent enrollment is requested. Class Schedules are available at the high schools, CMC's homepage and on Campus. NOTE: To support student success, the Vice President of Student Services treats course Advisories as prerequisites for special student admission (K-12 concurrent enrollment). All prerequisite course requirements must be met.
- All applicable fees listed in the Class Schedule will be charged, as well as the cost of required textbooks and supplies as indicated by the instructor.
- After admission status is determined, the student will be notified and if approved, will be told when they can register at the College. Concurrent enrollment is not continuous: Students must be approved for each semester. Concurrent students are required to attend Orientation prior to the first time they enroll.
- For continued enrollment at CMC, the student must maintain a 2.00 GPA.
- Students should submit their class requests as soon as possible and not wait until the last minute. If they wait, the likelihood and chances of their requested courses being available are poor. For example: A student knew she wanted to take PHIL-013, Death & Dying, and PE-068, Jogging, Powerwalking, & Running, during the Spring 2011 semester. She submitted her request to OSS September 30th – well in advance of the registration period for the spring 2011 semester. The student could do this without the Spring Class Schedule, as these classes are always offered on a semester basis.
- Prerequisites vs. Advisories – Advisories are treated as prerequisites for high school students to ensure success – your transcript is a permanent legal record.
- When a course has an advisory, the student may speak with the instructor to see if the instructor feels the student will still be successful in the class without meeting the advisory. For example: A student would like to take MUS-014 Music History and Literature. It has an advisory of ENG-051. The student tested into ENG-051. The request will be denied.
- High School Counselors should review student’s course requests to ensure they meet the prerequisites and advisories. Example: HS-061 has a prerequisite of ENG-050. The student tested into ENG-50, so the course was denied.
- From page 14 of the 2012-2013 Course Catalog, please note concurrent enrollment is for “Public school students who would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational study…”and that “…students must fulfill admissions procedures as prescribed for matriculated students…(and) the college reserves the authority to validate student readiness for college level study through college matriculation guidelines…”
- Furthermore, please note: If you are signing off for authorization of a class that CMC would not normally provide a concurrent enrollment student, such as the below collegiate level courses, the VP of OSS will generally support your decision. We know some students who transfer in from other high schools may not have the ability to meet requirements for high school graduation unless their learning is supplemented.
Limits on Concurrent Enrollment
CMC is eager to assist students in secondary schools to expand their learning opportunities appropriately; however, this program is intended for "advanced" scholarly or vocational study only. Therefore, concurrent enrollment students may not take pre-college level academic courses during fall and spring semesters. These classes are:
Assessment/Placement testing is required for and prerequisites must be met for ALL college-level courses. Assessment/Placement testing is not required for: Physical Education or Art activity classes.
Office of Student Services
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-5257 fax
For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Janie Ramstorf, Assistant to VP of Student Services, 760-366-3791, ext. 5889 or by email email@example.com
The Office of Student Services is located in 300 Quad, next to Bruce's Coyote Kitchen.
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2012-2013 Academic Calendar
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