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Advanced Education


Local junior colleges offer concurrent enrollment opportunity that provides unique and sustainable way to deliver rigorous curriculum to High School students in 11th and 12th grades. Qualified students can earn college credit prior to high school graduation. After reviewing the course based on the board approved school eligibility criteria, the recommendation is submitted to the school registrar for course input. Students who partake in this opportunity are eligible to receive weighted GPA (honors) credit for the courses that meet the following criteria.
Courses must:
  • be academic, at least 3 units
  • fit into the A-G subject area pattern
  • be transferable to UC/CSU
  • not be available through Futures H.S. regular program Student who plan to petition for weighted GPA MUST PRE-APPROVE* the course/s with the school counselor before registering!
To receive weighted GPA, students must bring an official college transcript to the school counselor upon completion of the course. The counselor reviews the course based on the above mentioned criteria, and, if approved, submits it to the school registrar for grade input.

The Following are the requirements of the local community college:

If you are a current high school student
You may be eligible to concurrently enroll in two college courses each semester as an advanced education student if:
  • You have completed the 10th grade or will be at least 16 years old by the first day of instruction;
  • You demonstrate exemplary academic achievement as evidenced by a GPA of 2.7 or above, an analysis of transcripts, assessment results, letters of support from high school counselors and teachers, and/or other academic success indicators;
  • The course you want to take is not available to you at your school;
  • The course is not remedial (1-99 classes);
  • The course is not being repeated due to an unsatisfactory grade;
  • The course is for advanced study and you are able to demonstrate adequate preparation and completed prerequisites for the course.
Please talk to your counselor if you are interested to attend college while you are in high school
Follow these links for more information about the program and how to apply.