Created:  

Modified:  9 May 2019

Approved: 9 October 2019

Curriculum:

College Course Work

Definitions—

“Concurrent enrollment” means enrollment in a course that allows a student to earn credit both towards high school graduation and at an institution of higher education.

“Eligible student” means a student who (a) is enrolled in and counted towards average daily membership in a school within the District, (b) has on file a plan for college and career readiness, and (c) is in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12.

“Eligible instructor” means an instructor who is either employed as faculty by an institution of higher education or who is employed by the District and meets the requirements of Utah Code § 53E-10-302(5)(b).

Utah Code § 53E-10-301(2), (4), (5) (2019)

Utah Code § 53E-10-302(5) (2019)

“Designated institution of higher education” means an institution of higher education designated by the State Board of Regents to provide a course or program of study within a specific geographic region.

Utah Code § 53E-10-303(1) (2018)

Establishing Concurrent Enrollment Courses—

The District may establish concurrent enrollment courses by entering into a contract with an institution of higher education to provide such courses. The District and the institution of higher education must (a) ensure that the course instructor is an eligible instructor, (b) establish qualifying academic criteria for enrollment in the course, (c) ensure that students enrolling are eligible students, and (d) coordinate advising of the eligible students.

In establishing a particular concurrent enrollment course, the District must first offer to contract with the designated institution of higher education for the course. If the designated institution of higher education either chooses not to offer the course or does not respond to the District’s proposal within 30 days, the District may then contract with another institution of higher education to provide the course.

Utah Code § 53E-10-303 (2018)

The student is responsible for expenses and arrangements associated with college enrollment as provided for in Utah Code § 53E-11-305. The student may apply for a fee waiver if appropriate under the District fee waiver policy for class-related costs including consumables, lab fees, copies, materials and textbooks.

Utah Code § 53E-11-305 (2018)

Utah Admin. Rules R277-713-8(3), (4) (August 11, 2016)

Participation Form and Parental Permission—

Before allowing an eligible student to participate in a concurrent enrollment course, the District and the institution of higher education must ensure that the student has, for the current school year, (a) submitted a completed participation form which includes the signature of the student’s parent indicating permission to participate and (b) signed an acknowledgment of program participation requirements. (The participation form shall be that which is created by the State Board of Regents.)

Utah Code § 53E-10-304 (2019)