Policy ECE - Curriculum: College Course Work
Issue Date: May 16, 2018
Updated: February 15, 2023
“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 high 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(6).
“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.
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 student eligibility for a concurrent enrollment course, the requirements shall be sufficiently selective to predict a successful experience and satisfy the restrictions set out in Utah State Board of Education rules. The District is primarily responsible for identifying students who are eligible to participate in a concurrent enrollment course.
Utah Admin. Rules R277-701-7(2), (3) (July 22, 2022)
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.
The District and the institution of higher education must provide the State Superintendent and the Utah System of Higher Education with proposed new course offerings, including syllabi and curriculum materials, by November 15 of the year preceding the school year in which the courses would be offered.
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, material costs, application fees, and textbooks. Unless otherwise provided by agreement with the institution of higher education, the District is responsible for fee waivers.
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 or guardian indicating permission to participate and (b) signed an acknowledgment of program participation requirements. (The participation form shall be that which is created by the Utah Board of Higher Education.)