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Ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students in public
high schools may enroll
full or part-time for nonsectarian courses for high school and/or college credit.
students/parents prior to the first of March of the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program and the options available.
Counseling services must be
provided to ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students and their parents prior to the thirtieth of March participation in
the Post-Secondary Enrollment
Counseling must address
possible risks and consequences as well as benefits of participating in the program.
1. Expands the curriculum offerings;
2. Provides opportunities to study in more depth those areas of special interest
3. Opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school;
Opportunities for financial support for taking college courses while still in high school;
Opportunities to experience college-level work and life prior to making final
decisions about whether
and/or where to attend college.
responsibility for learning;
opportunities for participating in high school co-curricular and extra –curricular activities;
3. Increased financial
obligations for tuition, fees, books, and materials if college credit only is sought;
4. Potential loss of
after-school employment opportunities;
5. Possible effect on
grade point average and class standing;
6. Increased time for
travel, study, etc.;
7. Possible delay of
8. Social discomfort.
Complete the top
of the form
bottom of the form
Students must be bona fide (full
time) freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors
for the year in which participation is sought. In addition, the student must meet the eligibility requirements of the
college of choice and be accepted by
A student may not enroll in
courses to receive credit toward high school graduation for more that the equivalent of:
9th grade, 4 years of eligibility
10th grade, 3 years of eligibility
11th grade, 2 years of eligibility
12th grade, 1 year of eligibility
A student who has been expelled
by this District is ineligible to enroll during the period of expulsion, unless the student is admitted to another
school district or a participating
•By March 30 of each year, you and your child must complete and submit
the Intent to Participate Form (2271
F1) filed with the high school administration which signifies the intent to participate in the program for the
following school year. Prior to completing this form, you and your
child must participate in the special
counseling sessions described below and confirm receipt of these counseling services by signing at the prescribed
place on the intent form.
•Failure to meet this deadline shall exclude your
child from the program for that school
year unless a waiver is granted by the Superintendent. Participation
may be withdrawn by you or your child at any time upon written notification to the high school administration.
child must identify the appropriate post-secondary enrollment option prior to the start of the first class session of the
fall quarter or semester at the college. Once the first class session of the fall
term has been held, she/he may not
change the option selected during the period of that school year, regardless of the number of courses taken.
requirement that a student may not enroll in any specific college course through the program if the student has taken
high school courses in the same
subject area as that college course and has failed to attain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent,
in such completed high school courses.
child withdraws from the college class for high school credit within the first two (2) weeks of the college course,
she/he will be re-enrolled in the high
school classes which were previously dropped.
efforts will be made in scheduling to accommodate the needs of your child when leaving the high school campus in
order to participate in this program. However, scheduling conflicts are not the
responsibility of the District. Revising the master schedule and/or unduly
overloading classes are not required in
order to accommodate schedule requests.
Initial Item 1 “Program Eligibility”
The students may elect at the time of
enrollment to receive only college credit.
successfully completed under Option A will not be awarded high school graduation credit. Under this option, the student must pay
tuition and fees as established
by the college or university and must pay for textbooks and materials.
OPTION BStudents may choose to receive high
school and college credit. If, after high school graduation, an individual
enrolls in a college, the college must award full credit for all courses successfully
completed under Option B. Courses
under Option B will receive high school credit for graduation as
appropriate. Colleges and universities enrolling
students under Option B will be reimbursed each July as determined by an established formula for
tuition, fees, textbooks, materials.
•Full college credit for successfully
completed college courses will be awarded by the college/university
•High school graduation credit for
successfully completed college courses will be awarded by High School
•High school credit will be awarded
toward both the graduation and subject area requirements of
• Comparable course/credit:
• Similar subject area/credit
•Mediation of disputes by State Board
Effect of grades earned in college
courses for which high school graduation credit is awarded upon a student’s GPA shall be determined by the following
procedures (as adopted by Mentor High School):
•The student shall provide a copy of
the college’s notice of grade for any course taken for high school credit.
•The student’s letter grade for the post-secondary course will
be taken as reflected on
the students post-secondary transcript.
The grade given
by the college for the course taken shall be included in the calculation of the student’s
final grade point average, as though the course were taken in a high school. A course taken for Pass/Fail shall indicate whether passed or
failed, but shall not be considered
in calculating the student’s grade point average. College courses will not be weighted.
•The student’s college credits for the
post-secondary course will be converted to Mentor High School’s credits by the following conversion scale:
•The grade point conversion for each post-secondary course will be figured into the
student’s cumulative grade point average for the year on a full year basis. (GPA’s will not be calculated on a grading period or per semester basis)
•The student’s high school transcript shall indicate any college courses taken for high school
credit, the name of the
college at which the credits were obtained, and the subject, the grade achieved, and the
amount of credit applied.
Item 2 “Process for Granting Academic Credit”
•All financial responsibilities for any college course taken
for college credit rest
with the student/parent. Payment for
college courses, including
tuition, fees, books, and materials, taken exclusively for college graduation credit will be
assumed by the parent.
•Colleges and universities enrolling students under Option B will be reimbursed each July by the State
Board of Education as determined by an established formula for tuition, fees, textbooks and
materials. Parents and students do not pay,
•Failing a course or
failure to complete a course, whether through a formal “Class-Drop” process, or nonattendance other than
for reason generally
accepted by the Mentor Public School District, will result in any or all financial obligation for
that course defaulting to the student/parent.
•No financial aid under Chapter 3351 of the Revised Code is
permitted to students
enrolled in college courses for high school credit.
Item 3 “Financial arrangements ( tuition, books, materials, fees)”
All students participating in the post secondary enrollment option program will be
responsible for their
transportation to and from their homes and the college or to and from the high school and the college.
Students may be eligible for full or
for transportation between the college and the high school, however, if they meet both of the following two (2)
criteria: students must be
taking the college courses only for high school credit, students must be eligible for either free or reduced price lunches under the
provisions of the eligibility
scale established by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Item 4 “Criteria for transportation aid”
·Students enrolled in the post
secondary program will
be entitled to all student services provided to any other of the district’s high school students (counseling, health,
etc.). However, these services will be provided only while the students are on the high
school campus and only
upon request. It is also the students’ responsibility to keep
themselves informed of
academic and other requirements for all students who attend the high school.
Item 5 “Available support services, scheduling”
Participation is contingent
upon admission to the college. The
District will assist the student
in gaining admission by providing transcripts and other related documents but will accept no responsibility if
the student is not accepted by the college.
Students who are
awaiting acceptance should register for high school classes as if they were not participating in the
program. Schedule changes will then be
made prior to the start
of each semester for those students who receive notice of admission which must be provided by the
college, in writing, to the students, the District, and the Department of Education.
In the event that the student
withdraws from the college class for high school credit within the first two (2) weeks of the
college course, the student will be re-enrolled in the high school classes which were
efforts will be made in scheduling to accommodate the needs of students who will be leaving the high school
campus in order to participate in this program. However, scheduling conflicts are not the responsibility of
the District. Revising the master schedule and/or unduly
overloading classes are not required in order to accommodate schedule requests.
If students withdraw from the college course within the first two (2) weeks of the course,
they will be rescheduled
for the appropriate high school courses, and no record of the college course will appear on the transcript. However, if students withdraw from the college courses after two (2) weeks
of the classes, the course
will appear on the transcript and will carry a grade of Withdrawn/Failing (F), which will be computed in the same manner as a
failing grade on the high
course taken for high school credit at a college or university and completed (or recorded
will be clearly identified on the on the transcript along with the name of the college where the work was undertaken.
7 “Consequences of failing…”
•Students using college courses for credit toward high school graduation may do
so. However, it is the responsibility of participating
students and parents to
be sure that the courses undertaken will meet the graduation requirements for the students. Upon acceptance by the college, students should schedule an appointment with a high
school counselor to
develop a written schedule showing courses to be taken at the high school and at the college as well as all graduation
requirements to be
•No high school graduation requirement shall be waived for any student as a result of
participation in this
Item 8 “Graduation Requirements
•Acceptance by college
•Meeting all requirements and standards for college
•Meeting attendance requirements
•Means of transportation
•Others social activities may be limited
•When attending either regular classes or co-curricular/extracurricular activities
at the high school or college,
your child will be expected to abide by all District policies and the Student Code of
Conduct. You and your child assume all responsibility and
liability related to attendance at a college and must agree to hold harmless the Board of Education, the administration, and
the staff for any incidents arising out of participation in this program. Your child must meet all requirements and standards
established by the college and assume responsibility for attendance and behavior.
Item 9 for Students Academic and Social Responsibility
•The high school counselors, during the individual counseling sessions, shall
make available any
information provided by the college concerning its counseling services. In addition, counselors encourage students and their parent to utilize
counseling services available
at the college to better ensure successful completion of the college courses.
Item 10 “Encouragement to use the college
•This pertains only to student athletes that will be applying
to the NCAA
Clearinghouse for college athletic eligibility. If a PSEO student, at any time, feels that they may be applying
for NCAA Eligibility
Clearance they MUST
collect the following information for each course. This is the student’s responsibility and not
that of Mentor High
A high school junior or senior who has taken ANY courses at a COLLEGIATE INSTITUTION
while still enrolled at the
high school MUST clear those courses with the NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY
*Official transcripts from the College or University
(not a report
Send each completed course file to:
THE NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY CLEARINGHOUSE
Iowa City, Iowa
Item 11 “NCAA Course Information
Participation in co-curricular and extracurricular activities may be
affected if courses are
taken for high school credit. Your child must maintain a class load
equivalent to 6/6, 6/6,
5/6, 5/5 classes for the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades respectively per quarter or semester to meet the 5 credit rule of
eligibility and the 2.00
minimum grade point average. In addition, eligibility will also be
checked at the end of
each college quarter or semester. A failing grade could result in an
ineligibility for the
next full school semester.
not involved in Extracurricular Activities
and Athletic Eligibility can follow the chart at the top of the left hand side of page 4 of the handout.
Students involved in Extracurricular Activities and Athletic
Eligibility must follow the chart on the bottom of the left hand side of page 4 of the handout. This is
to meet the 5 credit rule for
“Initial” Eligibility for co-curricular and extra curricular activities
Counselors will be available right after
the meeting to answer individual questions.
return any completed forms to Mrs. Clements, Mr. Litzinger or Mr. Quigney tonight.