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Can a district offer a class for which the community college agrees to grant community college credit to any student in the class who wants college credit and have that class be eligible for supplementary weighting?

Answer: 

No. Supplementary weighting for community college classes requires that the classes actually be community college classes to which local school districts are sending their students (even if held at the high school site). These would not include high school classes that the community college is offering for local district credit or high school classes for which the community college is allowing community college credit through an articulation agreement.

Another way to look at this issue is that to be eligible for supplementary weighting, if the class is physically located within the district's buildings, the district classroom is actually a satellite site for the community college during that class time. The class must be listed in the community college catalog, open to all registered community college students to take the class at the satellite location (not just open to high school students), be taken for college credit and the credit must apply toward an associate of arts or associate of science degree or toward an associate of applied arts or associate of applied science degree, or toward completion of a college diploma program, be taught by a community college-employed or provided teacher (even if contracted from the local district or neighboring district), be taught utilizing the community college course syllabus, be of the same quality as a community college course offered on the community college campus; and, supplement, not supplant, the courses of the high school/s sending students. All students in the class will be enrolled for community college credit.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 3:08am.