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Descriptor Code: IDCH
Dual Enrollment-Move on When Ready  
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The Board of Education is committed to offering the citizens of this community quality educational programs at the elementary and secondary levels, and to the extent possible, at the post secondary level.  In keeping with that purpose, the Board endorses and participates in the postsecondary options and Advanced Placement programs made available by the Georgia Board of Education, eligible public and private colleges, universities and technical institutes and directs the Superintendent to develop procedures for implementation of those programs.

There are two types of postsecondary options programs:

I.  Postsecondary Credit Only Program (PSCOP) - In this program, a student receives college or technical/career preparation credit from the postsecondary institution for courses taken through that institution. 

Students who anticipate meeting all graduation requirements by the end of their senior year and who wish to enroll jointly at a postsecondary institution to take courses not approved for QCC credit are eligible for this program.  These courses will be recorded on the students’ transcripts, but no postsecondary options funding will be available for these courses.

Students who wish to participate in the program should make application to the postsecondary institution.  Students who participate in this program are under the jurisdiction of the postsecondary institution regarding the selection of courses and the assignment of grades.  Students must abide by the rules and regulations of the postsecondary institution, the Candler County School District and Candler County High School. 

II.  Postsecondary Dual Credit Program (PSDCP) - In this program, a student receives college or technical career preparation credit and high school Carnegie unit credit for courses taken through postsecondary institutions.  Students may participate in this program subject to the guidelines set forth below and those contained in state board of education rules and the Postsecondary Dual Credit Program Guidelines published by the state department of education.  Students who participate in this program may receive postsecondary options funding.    

Students enrolled in high schools in the Candler County School System who are at least 16 years of age or who are classified as juniors or seniors, and are eligible for enrollment in accordance with O.C.G.A. 20-2-150, may take either part time or full time approved courses in Georgia’s eligible public or private colleges, universities, or technical institutes to which they have been admitted.  The principal will verify in writing that the student is eligible for participation in the program.  Such verification shall include a letter or other written documentation that the student has been accepted at an eligible postsecondary institution, as well as a letter of intent signed by the student and his or her parents or guardians (if the student is a minor) that the student intends to enroll in the eligible institution.

Participating students shall receive postsecondary credit hours and high school Carnegie unit credit for work successfully completed up to the amount normally required to complete the high school diploma program from the time of initial participation in the program or a maximum of two years.  Carnegie units of credit shall be awarded based on a chart provided annually by the state department of education, which shows the equivalency of postsecondary credit hours and Carnegie units.

Credit earned through approved joint enrollment in eligible postsecondary institutions shall be accepted toward high school graduation requirements, and may be used to satisfy the requirements for eligibility in competitive activities in accordance with the rules of the State Board of Education of the Georgia High School Association.  Students participating in the Postsecondary Dual Credit Program must meet state assessment requirements as provided in State Board rules.

For purposes of secondary student records and calculating student grade point average, student grades assigned for courses completed through joint enrollment in eligible postsecondary institutions shall be correlated grade for grade by the high school in which the student is enrolled.

The parents or guardians of students, who wish to participate in the Postsecondary Dual Credit Program, as well as the students participating in the program, must provide written consent, including signing a form indicating they have received the advisement services specified below and understand the responsibilities and possible consequences of participation.   Students participating in postsecondary options are subject to the rules of the post secondary institutions, the Candler County School District and Candler County High School.

With respect to the Postsecondary Dual Credit Program (PDCP), the Superintendent or his or her designee shall:

  1. Develop procedures to facilitate the program, and make any necessary arrangements with appropriate eligible postsecondary institutions for processing applications, admissions, grade reports, and communicating other required information;

  2. Accept the postsecondary credit of an eligible student who successfully completes an approved course at an eligible institution;

  3. Develop procedures for ensuring appropriate transcription of the student’s grades earned at the postsecondary institution and their proper inclusion in calculating secondary cumulative grade point average;

  4. Ensure that student counseling and other support services are adequate and accessible, and that appropriate procedures are followed to ensure and document that students, parents or guardians have received sufficient counseling services and understand their responsibilities and possible consequences of participation in the program;

  5. Develop procedures for assigning high school classes to or otherwise accommodating those students who do not participate, fail, or leave before completing the postsecondary program;

  6. Ensure that by April 1 of each school year, general information about post secondary education opportunities is made available to all students who will be eligible at the beginning of the next school quarter/semester or school year; and

  7. For any student who indicates an interest in postsecondary options, provide advisement information on the program, including the following:

a.    Names of eligible institutions, approved courses, information about academic transferable credit and local and state high school graduation requirements; and


b.    The name of a contact person at each eligible institution for information concerning costs associated with tuition, books, materials, fees and available support services;


c.   Procedures for scheduling approved courses between the high school and the eligible institutions;


d.   The potential effect of the program on a student completing a course and completing required high school graduation requirements;


e.   Consequences of not completing a course or failing a course, including a possible delay in high school graduation;


f.    Eligibility information for participating in extracurricular activities; and


g.   Academic and social responsibilities of the student and parent(s) or guardian(s), including continuing responsibility to obey the rules of both the eligible institution, the Candler County School District and Candler County High School.


Candler County Schools
Adopted Date:  4/24/2003

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

Note: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
State Reference Description
O.C.G.A 20-02-0140.1 Online learning
O.C.G.A 20-02-0157 Uniform reporting system for certain purposes; dual credit courses; academic eligibility requirements to receive HOPE scholarship
O.C.G.A 20-02-0161.3 Move on When Ready Act; dual credit courses
O.C.G.A 20-02-0319.3 Online clearing-house of interactive distance learning courses
O.C.G.A 20-02-0327 Recognition of advanced proficiency/honors courses; counseling and development of individual graduation plans
O.C.G.A 20-03-0519 HOPE scholarship; definitions
O.C.G.A. 20-02-0159.2 Coordination between high schools and postsecondary institutions to minimize need for remedial course work for students in postsecondary institutions
Rule 160-4-2-.34 Dual Enrollment - Move On When Ready
Rule 160-4-2-.48 High School Graduation Requirements for Students Enrolling in the Ninth Grade for the First Time in the 2008-09 School Year and Subsequent Years
Rule 160-4-3-.14 Work-Based Learning Programs
Rule 160-4-8-.09 Student Advisement
Rule 160-5-1-.02 School Day and School Year for Students and Employees
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