- Concurrent enrollment means a high school student takes community college courses while remaining a full-time high school student.
- High School students must remain full-time high school students in good academic standing. Students must take a minimum of 15*-20 credits per semester in high school. (*College course must be on Master Agreement for students to drop down to 15 credits).
- High School students can take a maximum of 11 community college credits per semester.
- Students may take core academic or elective courses at a community college.
- Students should consult with their high school counselor before enrolling in a community college course. The counselor will advise on college courses and check graduation requirements.
- Please send all community college forms to your student’s high school counselor for signatures. Please note, concurrent enrollment application forms may take 3-5 business days to process.
- The high school counselor will take into consideration the student’s academic standing and overall GPA when approving a concurrent enrollment. Please ensure that all official transcripts from previous community college courses have been sent to the Records Department, missing official transcripts may delay the approval process.
- Monarch River Academy counselor: Carmen Marroquin (email@example.com).
- Click here to view the Guide to Community College Concurrent Enrollment Programs
- Click here to view the Basics of Taking Community College Courses
- The high school counselor will help students determine how college course(s) will count towards high school graduation requirements. For example:
- Remedial courses count towards the Elective graduation requirement.
- US History and World History courses must cover a comprehensive timeline. US History courses must cover the Reconstruction to present day. World History courses must cover the 1800s to present day.
- We do not determine which courses are transferrable to 4-year universities. The student’s future college will review the community college transcript and determine any credit awarded.
- Please check the chart below for the community college credit conversion rate:
|Community College Credits||High School Credits|
|1 credit||2.5 credits|
|1.5-2.5 credits||5 credits|
|3 credits or more||10 credits|
*If a student is awarded less than 1 credit at the community college, then we will issue the same amount of credit in high school. For example, if a student completes 0.5 credits at a community college, then we will award 0.5 credits on the high school transcript.
Process to Enroll
- Family picks a community college and fills out the college’s concurrent enrollment form.
- Family submits the concurrent enrollment form to their high school counselor.
- The high school counselor reviews community college course(s) and determines which high school graduation requirements will be fulfilled, how many credits will transfer over to the high school transcript, and whether ‘a-g’ requirements will be met.
- The high school counselor signs the concurrent enrollment form and returns the form to family with directions for next steps.
- Student enrolls in college course(s).
- In order for the community college course(s) to be added to the high school transcript and count towards high school graduation requirements, the following steps MUST be completed:
- Family provides proof of enrollment to the HST and counselor by the high school’s add/drop deadline.
- Family must sign Master Agreement Addendum.
- Family must provide work samples for each Learning Period.
- Once final semester grades are posted, please submit official transcripts to the Records Department so that the grade can be added to the high school report card. The report card will show an “Incomplete” grade until official transcripts are received. Families can order paper or digital official transcripts.
Please mail all official transcripts to:
Monarch River Academy
Attn: Records – CC Transcripts
2293 East Crabtree Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257
Please email official digital transcripts to the Records Department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you have any questions, please contact your high school counselor. Please notify your counselor if there are any changes made to the community college schedule.