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Qualifications

Establishing a PCCUA Course on Your High School Campus

The appropriate academic departments must annually approve all PCCUA courses offered on a high school campus.

High school instructors must meet the same adjunct qualifications as those met by all PCCUA adjuncts within the academic department. Academic departments require adjuncts to hold at least a Master’s degree in the subject area. Some departments have outlined other specific requirements.

High School Student Qualifications

PCCUA enrollment procedures follow guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education regarding high school dual/concurrent enrollment. High school students must have a 19 ACT composite score(for students taking academic courses). High school students must be at least 14 years old (at start of semester), or must have successfully completed at least one-half of the high school graduation requirements as certified by the high school. High school students must have a signature from both a parent and a high school principal or counselor recommending enrollment in college level course work.

If a student does not meet the above criteria, a student may request that the College make an exception.  If after reviewing the request, the College approves the request, the student can enroll.

High School Classroom Qualifications

Whenever possible, it is recommended that only high school students registered for the PCCUA course attend the class. While a mixed classroom population is acceptable, PCCUA academic departments are committed to providing students enrolled in PCCUA courses on the high school campus with an educational experience that approximates, as closely as possible, the experience they would have if taking the same courses on PCCUA’s campus. It is especially important for all students in a class to have the appropriate prerequisite skills. Students lacking those skills not only do poorly but affect the focus of the class, to the detriment of those who are prepared to learn the higher-level material.

PCCUA's minimum and maximum class limits must be followed. Generally, a minimum of 5 students is required for any PCCUA course offered on a high school campus. The Concurrent Enrollment Program and/or the academic department will inform instructors teaching course(s) with an established class maximum.

Fee Payment

Fee payment is submitted to PCCUA financial services. All high school counseling offices and high school instructors teaching PCCUA classes will be supplied with business reply envelopes for student use in submitting payment.