Dual Enrollment

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In keeping with our goal to assist our students in becoming college and career ready, Monterey High will continue to provide students the opportunity to earn college credit, while still in high school, through the Dual Enrollment program.
As in the past, MHS students who enroll in a general Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) course (typically those located at the MPC campus), will have their tuition waived, but students will be responsible for potential course and book fees. MHS students who enroll in College and Career Access Pathway (CCAP) courses (typically located at MHS) will have their tuition, course, and book fees covered by the district. Distinction between which course a student is electing to take will be made when completing the Dual Enrollment Form.
Currently, MHS has formal agreements with Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), which serve to benefit the student by allowing them to receive, both, college and high school credit for courses successfully completed. For general courses completed, students must manually submit their grades to MHS in order to have those grades included on their high school transcript. For CCAP courses, grades will be automatically requested by MHS, to be given by MPC, with the prior approval of the student and their parent/guardian. Courses taken at an institution in which MHS does not have a formal agreement with must have grades manually submitted by the student.
Specific guidelines for the Dual Enrollment program are outlined below:
  • Must be a current or incoming MHS student to participate in the program
  • Certain courses may require a 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student standing prior to enrollment
  • MPC courses for which MHS has the course equivalency (e.g. Psychology 1 at MPC and DP Psychology at MHS) will not be approved, unless under special circumstances.
    • Examples of special circumstances are early graduation or emergency credit completion for graduation
  • Students taking a course located at the MPC campus will provide own transportation
  • MPC courses will not count towards a student's minimum, full-time enrollment requirement (i.e. a student must have at least three MHS courses per day)
  • The student remains ultimately responsible for adding or dropping any MPC courses, as MHS does not have access to student's MPC accounts
  • MPC units will be transferred to MHS on the following scale
    • 1 MPC units = 3 MHS credits
    • 2 MPC units = 6 MHS credits
    • 3-5 MPC units = 10 MHS credits
  • MPC courses that are a minimum of three units, and UC/CSU transferable, will have grades transferred on a weighted GPA scale
Dual Enrollment Courses
Introduction to Marketing
Description: This course introduces strategic marketing and the marketing environment, including emphasis on customer-centric marketing and technology. Actionable tools such as marketing research and target marketing are learned through study and application. Core decision-making is covered, from product research and development in goods and services to pricing options, promotion alternatives, and distribution choices.
Financial Planning and Money Management
Description: This course provides students with the tools to achieve their personal financial goals by helping them make informed decisions regarding spending, savings, borrowing, and investing. Students are trained to apply quantitative reasoning concepts to solve problems in cash and debt management, investing fundamentals, major purchase decisions, tax considerations, insurance, retirement, and estate planning.
College Composition
Description: This is an introductory course that offers instruction in expository and argumentative writing, appropriate and effective use of language, close reading, cogent thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and documentation. WRITING REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 8,000 words formal writing. 
Film Appreciation
Description: This course is an examination of the nature of motion pictures as a unique and composite art. Students observe screening and analysis of films selected on the basis of direction, theme, or style. The survey is international in scope, but with more thorough treatment given to one director. The focus of the course may be on the western culture movie, the movie musical, the horror film, or the so-called "underground" or "independent" cinema.
Acting I
Description: This course explores the theory of the fundamentals of acting. Students discover the history of method acting and the sometimes complementary, sometimes competing theories of its founders. The course covers theories in practice through theatre games, acting exercises, improvisation, and stage movement. It also covers fundamental acting vocabulary.
College Success
Description: This short-term course provides students with tools necessary to increase academic and life success including college expectations, resources, facilities, requirements, and educational planning. The course provides a clear understanding of the AA/AS degrees, certificates, and transfer to CSU, UC, and private universities; schedule building; student services; school policies; and college culture.
Child, Family, and Community
Description: This course examines the processes of socialization, focusing on the interrelationships of family, school, and community, including historical and cultural factors. The influences of multiple societal contexts on the developing child are emphasized. The role of collaboration among family, community, and schools in supporting children's development is explored.
Introduction to Ethnic Studies and Social Justice
Description: This course offers an interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity in the United States. It examines fundamental ethnic studies concepts and social justice movements in relation to cultural, ethnic, and racial groups in the United States to provide a basis for a better understanding of the socio-economic, cultural, and political conditions among key social groups.
Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
Description: This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender in social, cultural, and institutional contexts, examining how gender systems impact women, men, and gender-queer non-binary people. The course introduces fundamental concepts and methods in the discipline of Gender and Women's Studies and emphasizes intersections of gender with race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality.
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