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DUAL ENROLLMENT January 28, 2010. Approval and Implementation Dates  The new DE rule was adopted at the last state board meeting on Thursday, January.

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1 DUAL ENROLLMENT January 28, 2010

2 Approval and Implementation Dates  The new DE rule was adopted at the last state board meeting on Thursday, January 14.  The DE implementation date is July 1, 2010, for FY 2011 school year.

3 OVERVIEW  Essential Questions  Accel  Move On When Ready  Joint Enrollment

4 Essential Questions  What is Dual Enrollment?  Which programs are classified as dual enrollment?  How does it differ from Advanced Placement?  What are the criteria for participation?  What about grades?  What classes are possible?  Will the credit transfer?

5 Essential Questions  What is the procedure?  Are the classes hard?

6 What is Dual Enrollment?  “Dually” enrolled in high school and college  Earn high school graduation credits  Earn college credits

7 Which Programs Classify as Dual Enrollment?  Accel  Move on When Ready  Gateway to College Dropouts & Students who are not on track (16 yrs old with 6 credits) Dropouts & Students who are not on track (16 yrs old with 6 credits) Perimeter CollegePerimeter College Savannah Technical CollegeSavannah Technical College  Early College: High schools at designated college sites:

8 Which Programs Classify as Dual Enrollment, cont’d? Early College…NEW!!!  Compresses the number of high school years to a college degree  Removes financial and other barriers to college

9 Which Programs Classify as Dual Enrollment, cont’d?  Residential West Georgia & Middle GA College West Georgia & Middle GA College Gifted students Gifted students Meet the approved GPA & SAT/ACT scores Meet the approved GPA & SAT/ACT scores

10 DE vs. AP How is Dual Enrollment Different From AP ?

11 Dual Enrollment Classes  Enrolled in college  Taught by college instructor  No points added to the final grade

12 Advanced Placement Classes  Taught by Brookwood teachers  10 pts Added to final grade  Credit by exam

13 What Are the Criteria for Participation?  970 S.A.T. 530 Verbal 530 Verbal 440 Math* 440 Math*  3.0 core academic avg.  Classified as Jr. or Sr.

14 What About Grades?  Highest possible grade—95  All grades included on high school transcript  Letter grades transcribed to mid-point of GCPS grading scale

15 Mid-Point of GCPS Grading Scale  A = 95  B = 85  C = 78  D = 72  F = 50

16 Point Values…NEW!!!  1-2 semester hrs =.5  Carnegie credit  3-5 semester hrs =1 Carnegie credit  Seat hours are not required

17 Will the Credits Transfer?  Grade of “C” or better  Public college & universities in Georgia  Student’s responsibility to investigate

18 What Classes Are Possible? CORE  English  Math (Based on placement test)  Science  Social Studies  Foreign Language

19 THE CLASSES ARE HARD!!

20 CLASSES CANNOT BE DROPPED!!!!!!!

21 Of Equal Importance…  It is important to have a serious and open discussion of your postsecondary educational and career goals.  A high school student’s social and emotional maturity can often be the major determinant of success as a Dual Credit Enrollment student.

22 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY  Student initiated and student managed…  Complete schedule changes for BHS  Maintain contact w/ BHS for graduation and extra-curricular activities

23 What Is The Procedure?  Register/Take S.A.T. or A.C.T.  See your BHS counselor  Complete Declaration of Intent form and turn in to Counseling Office  Apply for admission to college

24 Do I register for BHS classes?  Registration begins Feb  Register for 6 BHS classes  BHS schedule changes in August to accommodate college classes Letter of acceptance required! Letter of acceptance required!

25 ACCEL  ACCEL ACCELACCEL

26 What is the ACCEL Program?  It is a collaborative effort between GDOE and the Board of Regents whereby high school students take academic college courses to receive both high school credit and postsecondary credit  The program is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (including the funding process)

27 ACCEL-award  Students attending public institutions receive tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance of $150 per semester (6+ hrs = full book allowance; 1 to 5 hrs = half book allowance). tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance of $150 per semester (6+ hrs = full book allowance; 1 to 5 hrs = half book allowance).  Students attending private institutions receive up to $3,000 per academic year for full-time enrollment (or a pro-rated amount for less than full-time attendance).

28 THE ACCEL PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY  Students must be classified as a legal resident of Georgia.  Students must meet citizenship requirements.  Students must meet Selective Service Registration requirements.  Students must be in compliance with Georgia’s Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of  Students must meet the postsecondary admissions requirements.

29 ACCEL-length of eligibility  Accel is not available during Summer terms.  Accel hours will be included in the 127 semester/190 quarter HOPE Combined- Paid-Hours limitation.

30 AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR COLLEGE…….  Contact the Accel/Dual Enrollment representative at the selected college to schedule an advisement conference.  Register for college classes in July/early August

31 AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR COLLEGE…….  Attend mandatory Advisement Session at B.H.S in August (date to be announced).  Provide Accel Coordinator with letter of acceptance letter of acceptance copy of schedule copy of schedule

32 ACCEL-application process  Student completes “Student Section” of Accel Program Application Online  High School completes “High School Section” of Accel Application  College completes “College Section” of Accel Application  Completed application is forwarded to GSFC and college invoices to GSFC These forms are found at

33 WHAT IS THE MOVE ON WHEN READY PROGRAM?  Provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to enroll full-time in postsecondary institutions to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously.

34 HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM THE ACCEL PROGRAM?  Accel: Full-time or part-time  Hope funded  Impacts Hope credits  MOWR: Must attend college full-time  FTE funded-State Department of Education  Does not impact HOPE

35 WHO IS ELIGIBLE? A high school junior or senior seeking a high school diploma from an eligible Georgia high school A high school junior or senior seeking a high school diploma from an eligible Georgia high school The student should have been enrolled in a public school during the preceding October and March enrollment count. The student should have been enrolled in a public school during the preceding October and March enrollment count.

36 WHO IS ELIGIBLE, cont’d? Be a legal resident of Georgia Be a legal resident of Georgia Maintain satisfactory academic progress towards fulfilling applicable high school graduation requirements. Maintain satisfactory academic progress towards fulfilling applicable high school graduation requirements.  Meet all college admission and registration requirements

37 HOW DO STUDENTS MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY?  Be a full-time student for a minimum of 12 semester hours or the equivalent quarter hours after the drop/add period.  Students who drop below full-time status for any reason during the term forfeit their eligibility to continue in MOWR program and will return to their local high school.

38 HOW IS IT FUNDED?  The Georgia Department of Education tuition, fees and materials. tuition, fees and materials. The student and parents/guardians would be responsible for all other possible expenses: The student and parents/guardians would be responsible for all other possible expenses: food food lodging lodging transportation, etc. transportation, etc.

39 WHAT ABOUT EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES?  MOWR students are eligible to participate in all interscholastic activities.  Must meet all the requirements, schedules, and conditions to be able to participate.  In some cases this may not be possible.

40 Advantages  Offer excellent means of “getting ahead”  Offer flexibility for the mature, responsible student  Ease the transition from high school to college  Save money

41 Disadvantages  NO GUARANTEES!  Must meet demands of 2 schools  Requires maturity and responsibility  Can impact graduation

42 Joint Enrollment Defined A process through which high school students take courses at a state public or private postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive college credit only at the postsecondary institution.

43 Summary  Good Programs  Not for Every Student  Investigate all options

44 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS  See your Counselor  PowerPoint will be on the Counselor’s website in a few days


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