Concurrent and Dual Enrollment
L.A. Unified students can earn college credits while enrolled in high school by taking community college courses that meet graduation requirements. This model allows students to engage in additional course options for career preparation, builds readiness for college level work, and assists in the transition to postsecondary life.
Students have an option to take courses on their high school campus, usually with college professors (Dual Enrollment), or at the community college site (Concurrent Enrollment). Such programs are designed to transform many students’ perception of themselves as college ready. Courses and textbooks are paid for, helping students sidestep a major roadblock – cost - to college graduation. Schools should refer to District policy documents pertaining to the Dual and Concurrent models.