05-23-2017 School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #37


Title
Inter-Institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with Eastern Florida State College

Discussion

Florida Statute 1007.271 requires a school board and college to enter into an inter-institutional articulation agreement to provide dual enrollment opportunities for eligible high school students. The articulation agreement must be approved and submitted to the Florida Department of Education by August 1, 2017.

It is proposed that The School Board of Brevard County (SBBC) enter into a 1-year Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement (for the 2017-2018 school years) with the District Board of Trustees for Eastern Florida State College (EFSC).  The list of changes below highlights modifications made to the 2015-2017 agreement that are included in the proposed articulation agreement for 2017-2018. 

Changes to the 2015-2017 Articulation Agreement between the SBBC and EFSC that are Included in the Proposed 2017-2018 Articulation Agreement:

Addition of the following:

  • Page 3, 6, 7; One credit laboratory courses do not count towards the 12 credit hours or four course count. This is clarification of current articulation agreement wording for Early Admissions and full-time dual enrollment.
  • Page 7; ECCO courses do not count towards high school graduation requirements. This is clarification of current articulation agreement wording For Early College Credit Option (ECCO).
  • Page 7; Effective 2018-2019, early admission and full-time dual enrollment students must take four, but no more than five courses, totaling at least 12 credit hours each semester. Based on their strong academic record, students with a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 may register for six courses each term with their high school’s approval.  One credit laboratory courses are not counted towards the 12 credit hours or course count.  Students may exceed the total number of allowable courses through the Early College Credit OPTION (ECCO) administered by the College. ECCO courses do not count towards high school graduation requirements.  Dual enrollment courses for early admission may be taken at the college and/or through e-learning. 

 

Modifications:

  • Page1; Articulation agreements are now annual, instead of bi-annual, per State statute.  As such, the articulation will not be reopened after 12 months, as written in previous articulation agreement.
  • Page 6; Notify students with disabilities planning to dual enroll in an EFSC campus class and needing accommodations as well as the student’s parent that it is the student’s responsibility to register with the EFSC SAIL Office (Student Access for Improved Learning) on the selected campus in order to be considered for accommodations and services.  If the student is taking an EFSC course on the high school campus through dual enrollment, the Board is responsible for providing the student’s high school accommodations in accordance with school district rules, policies and procedures.
  • Page 6; Provide the same level of accommodation to dual enrollment students with disabilities taking courses on an EFSC campus as the College is required by law to provide to “non-dual enrollment” students with disabilities.
  • Page 12; Provide required accommodations to dual enrolled students with disabilities in a postsecondary course offered at a high school site.
  • Exhibit B;  Approved Dual Enrollment Courses List
  • Exhibit C;  Available Dual Enrollment Programs of Study (CTE) 

Based on previous dual enrollment tuition costs (Spring 2016 and Fall 2016), it is estimated that funding in the amount of $2,770,000 will be needed for payment of dual enrollment tuition costs for FY18. 

Based on previous dual enrollment textbook costs (Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016), it is estimated that funding in the amount of $820,000 will be needed for payment of dual enrollment textbook costs for FY18.  

These amounts may vary based on the number of students that register for dual enrollment courses.

A copy of the proposed Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement for 2017-2018 and exhibits are attached below for your review.


 



Recommendation
Approve the proposed Inter-institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and Eastern Florida State College for 2017-2018.

Meeting Date(s)
Action - 5/23/2017

Authority for Action
F.S. 1007.271

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
182,770,000Partial10098100110735100312103
18820,000Partial10098100000215100521103

Contact

Alexis Poole, Academic Dual Enrollment Resource Teacher, Ext. 374

Robin Novelli, Director, Secondary Leading and Learning, Ext. 310

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading and Learning, Ext. 300




Attachment:  BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 Final.pdf
Attachment:  BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 EXHIBIT A.pdf
Attachment:  BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 Exhibit B.pdf
Attachment:  BPS EFSC DE Articulation 17-18 Exhibit C.pdf