|Dual Enrollment Program|
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
- Business 60 - Financial Planning and Money Management: 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.
- Early Childhood Education 55 - Child, Family, Community: 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.
- English 1A - College Composition: 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.
- Theater 1 - Intro to Theater: This course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and introduces students to elements of the production process, including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students survey different periods, styles, and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films, and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance at theatre productions.
- Theater 4 - Intercultural Drama: Stage scripts, videos and films of stage productions that portray intercultural relations are read and/or viewed. Students analyze cultural differences and similarities through the dramatic arts. American intercultural relations are emphasized.
- Business 20 - Introduction to Business: This course offers a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society.
- Early Childhood Education 61 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child: This course offers an introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, and best practices related to health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings. It includes prevention strategies, nutrition, and meal planning for various ages and planning educational experiences integrated into daily routines designed to teach children positive health, safety, and nutrition habits.
- Speech 1 - Public Speaking: This course focuses on the theory and techniques of public speaking in a democratic society. Emphasis is placed on discovery, development, and criticism of ideas in public discourse through research, reasoning, organization, composition, presentation, and evaluation of various types of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches.
- Theater 5 - Film Appreciation: 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.
- Theater 15A - Acting I: 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.