Dual Enrollment - Steps to Success
Dual Enrollment applies to students in Grades 9-12 concurrently enrolling at Cuesta College while in high school. As of Fall 2015, Cuesta College offers two Dual Enrollment programs for high school students: Enrichment Program and CCAP Program. Dual Enrollment students may participate in both the Enrichment and CCAP Programs in a term.
High School Enrichment Program
The Enrichment Program is available to any high school student, who in the opinion of their school principal, would benefit from "advanced scholastic" or "vocational" college coursework offered at any Cuesta campus published in the online Class Finder schedule, which are open to the public and adult learners. Qualified students on their own accord, apply and register under the Enrichment Program.
Visit the High School Enrichment Program webpage for more detailed information and enrollment steps.
Cuesta has partnered with school districts in San Luis Obispo County, under formal agreements, to schedule Cuesta courses on high school campuses during the regular school day. Established by Assembly Bill 288, Section 76004 of the Education Code, CCAP Track courses have additional enrollment and reporting requirements. Classes are closed to the public and only available to students who attend the high school. The admission and registration process for CCAP courses is administered by Cuesta staff in coordination with the high school school district.
CCAP courses not offered summer session.
All registration fees are waived.
CCAP course(s) are closed to public and scheduled on the
high school campus during regular school days.
- Course meetings and holidays follow the high school's calendar, not Cuesta.
Registration is processed by Cuesta staff.
Course drop deadlines vary by high school. We highly encourage students to speak with their instructor about drop deadlines.
Course materials and textbooks are provided by the high school.
Challenge by Pupils in Grades 6-8
Students in grades 6-8 who are certified as "highly gifted" by their school district may request to attend Cuesta College concurrently. "Highly gifted pupil" means a gifted and talented pupil who has achieved a measured intelligence quotient of 150 or more points on an assessment of intelligence administered by qualified personnel or has demonstrated extraordinary aptitude and achievement in language arts (english), mathematics, science, or other academic subjects, as evaluated and confirmed by both the pupil’s teacher and principal.
Approval of enrollment of students who have not completed 8th grade shall be made by the Director of Outreach and Enrollment Services.
Submission of a Challenge form is REQUIRED for each semester/term you plan to attend as a high school student.
Required Approval and Documentation
- Student's Teacher & Principal approval. The Challenge form will request the name and email of the a Teacher and Principal for approval.
- Submission of one of the following:
- WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) IQ test as an assessment measurement of intelligence to be performed at the school of origin or by a licensed psychologist;
- Previous grades on academic records, test scores of STAR, Common Core;
Once all signatures are obtained. The Director of Outreach and Enrollment Services or designee will schedule a meeting with a parent and student. The Director of Outreach and Enrollment Services or designee will determine if the student has the abilities and sufficient preparation to benefit from instruction and whether the student's safety and that of other students will not be affected by their enrollment. Determination may be done by applying on or more of the following:
- A review of previous grades on academic records, test scores of STAR, Common Core;
- Meeting with the student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s);
- Consideration of the welfare and safety of the student and other students;
- consideration of local, state, and/or federal laws;
- review of the content of the class in terms of sensitivity and possible effects on the student (age restriction courses);
- requirements for supervision of the student; and/or
- location and/or meeting times of the class(es).
For information on Challenge by Pupils in Grades 6-8, contact Jeffery Alexander, Director of Outreach and Enrollment Services:
- Phone: (805)592-9399