Policy 605.6 - Post Secondary Enrollment Options

POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS PROGRAM (PSEO)

The following factors shall be considered in the Board of Director’s determination of whether a student will receive academic or vocational-technical credit toward the graduation requirements set out by the Board for a course at a post-secondary educational institution:
  • The course is taken from an Iowa public or accredited private post-secondary educational institution;
  • A comparable course is not offered in the school district. A comparable course is one in which the subject matter or the purposes and objectives of the course are similar, in the judgment of the Board, to a course offered in the school district; including concurrent enrollment courses.
  • The course is in the discipline areas of mathematics, science, social sciences, humanities, vocational-technical education, or a course offered in the community college career options program;
  • The course is a credit-bearing course that leads to a degree;
  • The course is not religious or sectarian; and
  • The course meets any other requirements set out by the Board.
Students in grades eleven and twelve who take courses, other than courses taken under an agreement between the school district and the post-secondary educational institution, shall be responsible for transportation without reimbursement to and from the location where the course is being offered.

Ninth and tenth grade talented and gifted students and all students in grades eleven and twelve will be reimbursed for tuition and other costs directly related to the course up to $250. Students who take courses during the summer months when school is not in session shall be responsible for the costs of attendance for the courses.

Students who fail the course and fail to receive credit shall reimburse the school district for all costs directly related to the course. Prior to registering for the course, students under age eighteen shall have a parent sign a form indicating that the parent is responsible for the costs of the course should the student fail the course and fail to receive credit for the course. Students who fail the course and fail to receive credit for the course for reasons beyond their control, including, but not limited to, the student’s incapacity, death in the family, or a move to another district, may not be responsible for the costs of the course. The Board may waive reimbursement of costs to the school district for the previously listed reasons. Students dissatisfied with a Board’s decision shall appeal to the AEA for a waiver of reimbursement.

The superintendent, or his/her designee, shall be responsible to annually notify students and parents of the opportunity to take courses at post-secondary educational institutions in accordance with this policy. The superintendent, or his/her designee, shall also be responsible for developing the appropriate forms and procedures for implementing this policy.

Adopted: 11/22/93
Modified: 05/06/96; 12/17/18
Reviewed: 11/1/93; 04/22/96; 09/17/07; 10/15/12; 12/03/18

Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 256.11, .11A; 261C; 279.8; 280.3, .14 (1993).
Iowa Code Supp. § 261C.8 (1993).
281 I.A.C. 12, 22.

Cross Reference: Policy 602.4 Talented and Gifted
Policy 602.5 Programs for At-Risk Students
Policy Primer - Volume 6, Number 5 - June 30, 1993

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