Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.11 - Applicability

The concurrent enrollment program, also known as district-to-community college sharing, promotes rigorous academic or career and technical pursuits by providing opportunities to high school students to enroll in eligible nonsectarian courses at or through community colleges established under Iowa Code chapter 260C.

(1) The program shall be made available to all eligible resident students in grades 9 through 12.
a. Notice of the availability of the program shall be included in a school district's student registration handbook, and the handbook shall identify which courses, if successfully completed, generate college credit under the program.
b. A student and the student's parent or guardian shall also be made aware of this program as a part of the development of the student's core curriculum plan in accordance with Iowa Code section 279.61.
(2) A student enrolled in an accredited nonpublic school may access the program through the school district in which the accredited nonpublic school is located. A student receiving competent private instruction may access the program through the school district in which the student is dually enrolled and may enroll in the same number of concurrent enrollment courses as a regularly enrolled student of the district.
(3) A student may make application to a community college and the school district to allow the student to enroll for college credit in a nonsectarian course offered by the community college. A comparable course, as defined in rules adopted by the board of directors of the school district, must not be offered by the school district or accredited nonpublic school which the student attends. The school board shall annually approve courses to be made available for high school credit using locally developed criteria that establish which courses will provide the student with academic rigor and will prepare the student adequately for transition to a postsecondary institution. A school district may not use concurrent enrollment courses to meet the accreditation requirements, except as provided in Division V of 281-Chapter 12.
(4) If an eligible postsecondary institution accepts a student for enrollment under this division, the school district, in collaboration with the community college, shall send written notice to the student, the student's parent or guardian in the case of a minor child, and the student's school district. The notice shall list the course, the clock hours the student will be attending the course, and the number of hours of college credit that the student will receive from the community college upon successful completion of the course.
(5) A school district shall grant high school credit to a student enrolled in a course under this division if the student successfully completes the course as determined by the community college and the course was previously approved by the school board pursuant to 22.11(3). The board of directors of the school district shall determine the number of high school credits that shall be granted to a student who successfully completes a course. Students shall not "audit" a concurrent enrollment course; the student must take the course for credit.
(6) School districts that participate in district-to-community college sharing agreements or concurrent enrollment programs that meet the requirements of Iowa Code section 257.11(3) are eligible to receive supplementary weighted funding under that provision. Regardless of whether a district receives supplementary weighted funding, the district shall not charge tuition of any of its students who participate in a concurrent enrollment course.
(7) Community colleges shall comply with the data collection requirements of Iowa Code section 260C. 14(22). The data elements shall include but not be limited to the following:
a. An unduplicated enrollment count of eligible students participating in the program.
b. The actual costs and revenues generated for concurrent enrollment. An aligned unique student identifier system shall be established by the department for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and community college.
c. Degree, certifications, and other qualifications to meet the minimum hiring standards.
d. Salary information including regular contracted salary and total salary.
e. Credit hours and laboratory contact hours and other data on instructional time.
f. Other information comparable to the data regarding teachers collected in the basic education data survey.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.11
ARC 8187B, lAB 10/7/09, effective 11/11/09 Amended by IAB December 16, 2020/Volume XLIII, Number 13, effective 1/20/2021

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