Students enrolled in their Junior or Senior year at the high school may enroll simultaneously with an institution of higher learning for courses that are not offered through Elkhorn Public Schools. The student must meet the prerequisite requirements as established by the other institution and must provide the written approval for enrollment from the institution. Students must also enroll in the necessary classes established by the Board to complete graduation requirements. Credit earned outside of Elkhorn Public Schools will not be used to meet graduation requirements. The combined enrollment of both institutions must be equal to at least six credits per semester.
The District will be responsible for tuition and fees for core area credits necessary to meet high school graduation requirements only when these courses are not available in the Elkhorn Public Schools. Additionally, the District will pay the cost of tuition and class fees during the fall and spring semester (not to exceed per class the cost of in-state tuition and class fees for a three credit course at the University of Nebraska-Omaha) for High Ability Learner students who qualify under the guidelines set forth in the district high ability learner program in core subject areas (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies). High ability learner students must also have enrolled in and passed the highest level of curriculum offerings (Advanced Placement coursework) in a specific high school core area. Tuition fees will be addressed by the district only in those cases in which the student exhausted the curriculum without doubling courses in a core aera. Any cost associated with this multiple enrollment outside of tuition and class fees will be the responsibility of the student.
For any student involved in a multiple enrollment that does not meet the guidelines listed above, all costs associated with the multiple or dual enrollment will be the responsibility of the student.
Post secondary credit may be used as credit toward graduation at the rate of one (1) high school credit hour for every three college credit hours completed (or 4.5 college credit hours if based on a tri-semester schedule) from an accredited institution. Courses will be included on the student’s high school transcript. All multiple enrollment courses listed on the high school transcript will receive a pass/fail grade and will not be factored in the calculation of the student’s final G.P.A.
Approved: November 10, 1992
Revised: December 9, 1996
Revised: May 14, 2001
Revised: August 14, 2006
Revised: November 11, 2013
Revised: May 11, 2020