What Legislation Covers Dual Enrollment?
- AB30 Community colleges: College and Career Access Pathways partnerships: This legislation extended AB 288 and outlines what is allowable for CCAP dual enrollment.
- AB 102 College and Career Access Pathways partnerships(Waiting for Governor’s Signature): Important because AB 102 Extends the definition of “high school” to include a community school, juvenile court school, or adult education program and authorizes county offices of education to enter into CCAP partnerships with the governing boards of community college districts It extends the provisions authorizing CCAP partnerships indefinitely and removes the 10% statewide limit for full-time equivalent students claimed as special admits.
- SB 554 Public schools: adult school students: Advanced Scholastic and Vocational Training Program: Allows the governing board of a school district overseeing an adult education program or the governing board of a community college district overseeing a noncredit program to authorize a student pursuing a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate to enroll as a special part-time student at a community college!
How do I Interpret the Legislation?
- Community Colleges: College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships Memo (August 2020): Provides an overview of the changes made under AB 30, including the submission of a single application and parent permission form for the duration of participation a CCAP program.
- Senate Bill 554 Public Schools: Adult School Students – Advanced Scholastic and Vocational Training Program Memo (August 2020)
- Dual Enrollment and Assembly Bill 288 (CCAP) Legal Opinion 16-02 (March 2016): Clearly states that CCAP dual enrollment is a second track and does not place previous MOUs or agreements.
How are we doing with dual enrollment in California?
- College and Career Access Pathways Legislative Report (2021): This reports 2021 CCAP activities across the state, as mandated by the legislation.
- A Leg Up on College: The Scale & Distribution of Community College Participation Among California High School Students (2020) & Rising the Tide (follow-up) (Wheelhouse, PACE and the CA EdLab) Provides insight into equity gaps that currently exist in California.
How are College Dual Enrollment programs audited?
California Community Colleges Contracted District Audit Manual (2021-2022): All community college districts are required to have an annual audit. Section 427 of this document provides information on auditing of dual enrollment partnerships.
How does apportionment work?
Community colleges track apportionment through Full Time Equivalent Student (FTES) and high schools through Average Daily Attendance (ADA). It is important to understand both of these when developing dual enrollment partnerships. The following resources speak to each:
- College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Partnership Agreement Guidelines for Apportionment Eligibility (March 2016): Outlines clearly the responsibilities of the community college when receiving apportionment.
- Dual Enrollment Instructional Minutes (CLP): This interview with the Fiscal Consultant, School Fiscal Services at the California Department of Education discusses instructional minutes at the high school and ADA for dual enrollment.
What Ed Code applies to dual enrollment?
- EDC § 76001: Special part time and special full time that allows dual enrollment for high school students. These students are consider “special admits”
- EDC §76002: Rules around the admission of special admit students. Includes 10% limit on physical education classes and rules around advertising classes.
- EDC § 76004: Dual enrollment as outlined in Title 3: Postsecondary Education covers CCAP partnerships.
- EDC § 48800: Dual enrollment as outlined in Title 2: Elementary & Secondary Education from the high school perspective.