Education - Superintendent of Public Instruction - Postsecondary Dual Enrollment Criteria for Fifth-Year High School Pupils


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

POSTSECONDARY DUAL ENROLLMENT CRITERIA FOR FIFTH-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS

(By the authority conferred on the superintendent of public instruction by sections 513 and 522 of 1996 PA 160, MCL 388.513 and MCL 388.522, and sections 1903 and 1912 of 2000 PA 258, MCL 388.1903 and MCL 388.1912) R 388.151 Applicability of rules. Rule 1. These rules establish criteria and procedures under which a fifth-year high school pupil may be eligible for enrollment in courses under the postsecondary enrollment options act, 1996 PA 160, MCL 388.511 to 388.524, and the career and technical preparation act, 2000 PA 258, MCL 388.1901 to 388.1913. History: 2007 AACS; 2015 AACS. R 388.152 Definitions. Rule 2. As used in these rules: (a) "Acts" means the postsecondary enrollment options act, 1996 PA 160, MCL 388.511 to 388.524, and the career and technical preparation act, 2000 PA 258, MCL 388.1901 to 388.1913. (b) “Early/middle college” means a public high school designed to allow a pupil to earn both a high school diploma and at least 1 of the following: (i) An associate degree. (ii) An industry-recognized technical certification. (iii) Up to 60 transferable college credits. (iv) The right to participate in a registered apprenticeship. (c) "Fifth-year high school pupil" means a pupil who is enrolled in high school for more than 4 years but not more than 5 years as defined by MCL 388.513(2) or MCL 388.1903(2). History: 2007 AACS; 2015 AACS. R 388.153 Eligible fifth-year high school pupils. Rule 3. (1) Subject to subrule (2) of this rule, a fifth-year high school pupil enrolled and in attendance at a school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school, including a pupil enrolled and in attendance in an alternative education program operated by a school district, intermediate school, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school, may enroll in postsecondary dual enrollment courses under the acts if all of the following requirements are satisfied:

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(a) The pupil has not met all of the requirements to be eligible to receive a high school diploma. (b) The pupil is enrolled in not more than 2 postsecondary dual enrollment courses at 1 time and not more than a total of 4 postsecondary dual enrollment courses during the school year. (c) The pupil is not a foreign exchange pupil enrolled under a cultural exchange program. (d) The pupil has at least 1 parent or legal guardian who is a resident of this state. (e) The pupil does not enroll in and receive tuition and fee support for more than 10 courses overall under the acts, including the courses taken when the pupil is a fifth-year high school pupil. This requirement does not apply if there is a written agreement between the pupil’s school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school and the eligible postsecondary institution to waive this limit. (2) A fifth-year high school pupil enrolled and in attendance at an early/middle college may enroll in postsecondary dual enrollment courses under the acts if the pupil has not met all of the requirements to be eligible to receive a high school diploma. History: 2007 AACS; 2015 AACS. R 388.154 Procedures. Rule 4. To be eligible for postsecondary dual enrollment under these rules, a pupil shall have a plan on file at the school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school to complete graduation requirements within the academic year, including postsecondary dual enrollment options. The plan shall be signed by the principal or designee, the parent or legal guardian, and the pupil. If the pupil is at least 18 years of age or is an emancipated minor, the pupil may act on his or her own behalf under this rule. History: 2007 AACS; 2015 AACS. R 388.155 Compliance; college level and career preparation course support in pupil’s best interests. Rule 5. (1) Unless these rules provide otherwise for fifth-year high school pupils, the school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school and the eligible postsecondary institution shall comply with all requirements in the acts. (2) The acts and these rules do not prohibit a school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school from supporting any pupil regardless of eligibility under the acts and these rules. A school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school may elect to support college level courses or career preparation courses for any pupil if it is in the best interests of the pupil. History: 2007 AACS; 2015 AACS.

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