The school year is just around the corner, and Noozhawk’s ParentNooz After School Activities Guide is officially here. We made sure to make things easy when planning your child’s after school activities this fall! Our 2020 After School Activities guide provides you and your child with all the necessary information when deciding on which after school program is the best fit.
To give parents the tools to help make informed decisions about after school programs for their kids in Santa Barbara, Noozhawk has conducted a series of interviews with representatives of local programs for this year’s After School Activities Guide.
In this interview, Noozhawk spoke with Luz Reyes-Martin, Director of Communications at Santa Barbara City College, to learn more about their duel enrollment program here in Santa Barbara.
Through partnerships with our K-12 districts, students eligible for high school have the opportunity to begin their college career while paying no tuition for college classes. High school students can earn college AND high school credits at the same time when they take classes at SBCC, take SBCC classes at their high school, and take SBCC classes online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fall 2020 courses at SBCC will begin fully online.
Santa Barbara City College
Dual Enrollment at SBCC – Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Who can participate in Dual Enrollment?
Answer: Santa Barbara City College allows eligible 9th-12th grade students who are concurrently enrolled as a regular student in a public, private, or homeschool high school program, to enroll in most college courses in order to enrich their educational experience. The college does, however, reserve the right to limit applications and class enrollments of students according to the policy of SBCC’s governing board, administrative direction and departmental procedures.
Q: Can I receive both college and high school credit?
A: Yes. The student will earn both high school and college credit with the high school´s approval. To determine how a college course fulfills a high school requirement, please see your high school counselor. Academic college courses that meet the University of California ‘a-g’ requirements may be given a weighted grade point and ranking on the high school transcript at the discretion of the high school.
Q: Can Dual Enrollment students enroll in “online” courses?
A: Yes, Dual Enrollment students are permitted to enroll in online courses provided that they meet course prerequisites.
Q: How much do courses cost?
A: High school students are not required to pay SBCC enrollment fees. Students taking courses online are only required to pay a Health Fee. Other costs, such as materials and books, are to be paid by the student. For the current fees and how to pay, click here.
For more information, visit SBCC Dual Enrollment website:: www.sbcc.edu/dualenrollment.