August 1, 2018 —The Sonoma County Junior College District (SCJCD) Board of Trustees will be voting on the formalization of a dual enrollment program with Santa Rosa City Schools (SRCS) at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting takes place in the Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center on the SRJC Santa Rosa campus at 1501 Mendocino Avenue.
SRCS Superintendent Diann Kitamura and Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Superintendent/President Dr. Frank Chong plan to sign the agreement immediately after board approval.
This agreement will allow students at SRCS participating in College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships (CCAP) classes to earn high school and college credit simultaneously, while also beginning coursework for college certificates and degrees.
Following the approval of the MOU, SRJC will begin offering three automotive technology classes at Maria Carrillo High School during the 18-19 academic year. These classes will allow students to begin initial coursework leading to the SRJC Automotive Technology Certificate or the Automotive Technology Associate Degree.
SRJC and SRCS have plans to expand Dual Enrollment opportunities to other high schools within the SRCS district. In addition, SRJC plans to expand the Dual Enrollment program to other school districts within its service area.
Additional information on the SRJC dual enrollment program is available at https://academicaffairs.santarosa.edu/dual-enrollment.
Dual Enrollment Programs
According to the Dual Enrollment Programs report from the US Department of Education, students who complete college credits while enrolled in high school are more likely to earn high school diplomas, enroll in community colleges and four-year institutions, and complete degrees.
The passing of Assembly Bill 288 (Holden) in 2015 authorized governing boards of community college districts and school districts to enter into agreements that expand dual enrollment programs. The College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships (CCAP) agreement allow colleges and school districts to establish partnerships and expand offerings of college courses to high school students.