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1 High School Redesign DUAL CREDIT Melissa W. Lomax, Ph.D. Bureau Chief Career Technical and Workforce Education New Mexico Public Education Department

2 2 High School Redesign SB561 (2007) Dual Credit SB943 (2007) & SB31 (2008) Available By Dual Credit Distance Learning Cooperation between Districts and Institute of Higher Education District means public school districts, charter schools and state-supported institutions

3 3 The Statewide Dual Credit Program Allows public high school students in Districts, Charter Schools, and State- Supported Schools to earn both HS and College credit for qualifying dual credit courses Allows public high school students in Districts, Charter Schools, and State- Supported Schools to earn both HS and College credit for qualifying dual credit courses

4 4 SB561 (2007): High School Redesign By : entering 9 th graders : shall earn at least one credit as : Honors Advanced Placement Dual Credit, or Distance Learning course

5 5 A Dual Credit Course Yields High School and College Credit for Academic or Career Technical Courses Apply toward a degree or certificate program Remedial and developmental courses may not be taken for dual credit

6 6 Financial Framework for Dual Credit Program Shared Financial Responsibility: Districts -- textbooks and course supplies Colleges/Universities - Tuition and general fees Students/Parents - course-specific fees & transportation to site

7 7 Eligible Semesters Year-Round Fall, Spring and Summer

8 8 Dual Credit Master Agreement Equalizes opportunities for student participation in dual credit Jointly submitted to PED Jointly developed listing of eligible DC courses Districts may have multiple Agreements Postsecondary institutions

9 9 Master Agreement (cont.) Specifies eligible coursesrequired content of the form academic qualitystate reporting student eligibility liabilities of parties course approval student appeals course requirements States the roles, responsibilities, and liabilities of the district, the postsecondary institution, student, and the students family

10 10 Dual Credit Request Form Required for data collection purposes Available online atenmus/docs/ xls atenmus/docs/ xls atenmus/docs/ xls Hard copy from your District and/or Postsecondary

11 11 Dual Credit Rules Dual Credit Implementation Guidelines: New Mexico Administrative Code (for public education): m m New Mexico Administrative Code (for higher education): m m

12 12 Dual Credit Council Members: NMHED and PED – Three each Duties: Hear appeals on matters outside scope of Master Agreement Hear appeals on matters outside scope of Master Agreement Provide recommendations to Cabinet Secretaries Provide recommendations to Cabinet Secretaries NOTE: Cabinet Secretaries Make Final Determination

13 13 Dual Credit Transcript Ratio A 3:1 ratio applies to elective courses offered for dual credit E.g. A 3 credit hour college course counts as 1 high school unit

14 14 Dual Credit Transcript Ratio High school and college faculty must jointly propose credit ratios for non-elective dual credit courses to present before Dual Credit Council

15 15 Next Steps Dual Credit Rules Effective June 30, 2008 Effective June 30, 2008 Continued Collaboration between Districts and Postsecondaries

16 16 For More Information Visit Dual Credit Committee page: goryKey=317187&pn=Page&DomName=inst.hed.state.nm.us goryKey=317187&pn=Page&DomName=inst.hed.state.nm.us Where youll find: Dual Credit Regulations Dual Credit Regulations Dual Credit Master Agreement Dual Credit Master Agreement Dual Credit Request Form Dual Credit Legislation Dual Credit Request Form Dual Credit Legislation

17 17 NMHED and PED Contacts NMHED Tanya I. Garcia, Tanya I. Garcia, PED Marcia Knight, Marcia Knight,

18 18 Thank You! Melissa W. Lomax, Ph.D. 300 Don Gaspar Santa Fe, New Mexico


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