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The Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act allows 11th and12th grade students and TAG students in 9th and 10th grade to enroll part time at an eligible community college, state university, or private college or university.  The purpose of this Act by Iowa Legislature is to promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wide variety of options for students.

See your high school counselor as soon as possible if you intend to participate in the Postsecondary Enrollment program.  Discuss which postsecondary course (s) you intend to take, what pre-requisites must be completed at Fort Dodge Senior High before enrolling, and how they fit into your high school requirements and future plans.  Complete and return all appropriate forms to your counselor.  The cost of tuition, textbooks, and materials up to $250.00 will be funded by the local school district.

The student/parent(s) is responsible for providing transportation to and from the college.  If a student drops or fails a class, the student/parent(s) will be liable for payment for all tuition, textbooks, and materials to the school district.

Students will earn both high school credit and college credit for courses taken.  The high school will determine the amount of high school credit you will be awarded.  If you are planning to attend another college/university after graduation, check with that institution to determine how they will apply the credit taken through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act.  Have the college issuing credit send a transcript to the college/university of your choice.

VOCATIONAL ARTICULATION – The State School Standards Act requires that secondary instruction be articulated with post-secondary instruction.  Articulation allows students to receive advanced placement, according to competencies attained, thus eliminating portions of a course(s)/program(s), which the student must complete at the postsecondary level.  It also allows students to receive advanced standing, with satisfactory attainment of documented course competencies, and receive college credit for those competencies, thus eliminating duplicate instruction.  Further information about application guidelines and/or procedures may be obtained from the school counselors or vocational instructors.  Articulated programs are so noted in this catalog.

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