06-09-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Title
2015-2017 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, 2015.

It is proposed that The School Board of Brevard County (SBBC) enter into a 2-year Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement (for the 2015-2017 school years) with the District Board of Trustees for Eastern Florida State College (EFSC).  The list of changes below highlights modifications made to the 2014-2015 agreement that are included in the proposed articulation agreement for 2015-2017. 

Changes to the 2014-15 Articulation Agreement between the SBBC and EFSC that are Included in the Proposed 2015-17  Articulation Agreement.

Addition of the following:

  • Page 3 - The dual enrollment program shall be the enrollment of an eligible secondary student who is on track to meet promotion and graduation requirements as per the Board Student Progression Plan, in a postsecondary course creditable toward a high school diploma and a vocational certificate or an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree.
  • Page 3-4 - Students entering a CCC or PSAV program of study with a GPA below 3.0 and/or lacking college ready reading and/or writing scores may not change their initial program of study until the program is completed. However, once students meet the qualifications to enter into an associate degree program, they may additionally enroll in associate degree courses while continuing the CCC or PSAV sequence previously declared.
  • Page 5 - Students registering for courses offered at the college campus shall be responsible for the payment of:
    •  Graduation application fee (due upon application for graduation) and 
    •  Late registration fees and parking tickets.
  • Page 6 - A student who is withdrawn from two college courses in a term will be ineligible for dual enrollment in the subsequent term.
  • Page 6 - A student may not take more than a total of 7 courses (i.e. 4 high school and 3 dual enrollment) in a semester at a traditionally scheduled school, or 4 block courses (i.e. 2 block and 4 dual enrollment) in a semester at a block school. Students may exceed the total number of allowable courses, as identified above, per day through the Early College Credit Option administered by the College.
  • Page 13 - The Board will provide the grade report for each student in a dual enrollment course offered at the high school to the College by due dates identified on the dual enrollment administrative calendar.

 

Modifications:

  • Page 3, Exhibit B - Approved Dual Enrollment Courses list
  • Page 13 - $2.33 per contact hour for career certificate programs

Based on FY15 dual enrollment tuition costs, it is estimated that funding in the amount of $2,590,000 will be needed for payment of dual enrollment tuition costs for FY16. We anticipate a similar amount will be needed for FY17.  This amount may vary for FY16 and FY17 based on the number of students that register for dual enrollment courses. Currently $2,000,000 is budgeted for dual enrollment.

A copy of the proposed Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement for 2015-2017 is 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 2015-2017.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 6/9/2015

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
162,590,000Partial10098100110735100312103
172,590.000Partial10098100110735100312103

Contact

Shereen Luchten, Resource Teacher, Ext 374

Robin L. Novelli, Director, Office of High School Programs, Ext. 310

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Ext. 300




Attachment:  Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between BPS and EFSC - 2015-2017.pdf