What are concurrent enrollment classes?

Concurrent enrollment classes are college classes taught by high school faculty who have been approved as community college adjunct faculty who are teaching said courses as part of their duties as a Crook County School District employee. These college courses simultaneously satisfy high school graduation requirements. These courses have been approved by the college as having equivalent course content, learning objectives, and work assignments as an existing college course. Any high school student taking a concurrent course is able to take the course free of charge. This includes any course materials that may be needed. In order to enroll in concurrent courses, students must have sufficient ACT scores or have taken the AccuPlacer placement test through the EWC Outreach office. This serves as a prerequisite for enrollment into most concurrent courses.

The Online Dual enrollment program offers the opportunity for high school students to enroll in college courses taught by EWC instructors. The college credit earned will be applied to their high school graduation requirements as well as their college transcript.

Fall Concurrent Letter to Parents:
Concurrent registration is August 24-26, 2016.

Dear SHS Parents and Student,

The fall semester has begun and students have signed up for concurrent and dual courses in conjunction with Eastern Wyoming College. Due to staff alterations, the concurrent offerings have been slightly reduced. However, we have supplemented with online dual courses. It is my hope that we can restore the on campus offerings in the near future.

Please review and complete the front page of the registration form with contact information. The front page must be complete in order to process the form for college credit. The bottom of the second page lists the classes that your student is interested in taking for college credit. Please thoroughly review these courses. If you approve of the courses selected, sign the top portion of the second page. A parent signature is required for all students under the age of 18. By signing that form, both parent and student acknowledge that all requirements must be met in order to receive full college credit. The student’s final grade will appear on an official transcript. It needs to be considered that if a student chooses to drop a course, a withdraw will appear on their transcript.

Students that are taking online dual enrollment courses are required to keep up on the course material regardless of the rotating school schedule. If a student is going to be absent from school, they must email their college professor to ensure their course work is completed before they leave. It does not matter to a college professor whether a high school student has an activity, they are still held to the college standard. If you or your student is concerned about the expectations placed on them, please call me and we can discuss any concerns before classes begin on August 30, 2016.

All concurrent registrations are due to the EWC office by Monday, August 29, 2016. Should you have further questions or concerns regarding concurrent and dual enrollment courses, please contact me at 307-283-1007 or brittany.lenz@ewc.wy.edu. I am looking forward to another great year with SHS students.

Sincerely,

Brittany Lenz

Brittany Lenz
EWC Sundance Outreach Coordinator

Concurrent Courses for Fall 2016:

ENGL 1010- English I:Composition
CMAP 1850- Desktop Publishing (year long course)
ART 1005- Drawing I
CHEM 1020- General Chemistry I (year long course)
CMAP 1900- Computer Applications I (year long course)
ACCT 1050- Practical Accounting I
CNTK 1630- Basic Cabinetmaking (year long course)
CNTK 1860- Woodworking Fundamentals I (year long course)
CNTK 1865- Woodworking Fundamentals II (year long course)
MATH 1400- Pre-Calculus Algebra– DUAL
PEAC 1020- Fitness & Conditioning
PEAC 1032- Aerobic Conditioning
PEAC 1273- Heavy Resistance Conditioning
POLS 1000-50- American & Wyoming Government– DUAL

Concurrent courses for Spring 2017:

ENGL 2020- English II: Introduction to Literature
MATH 1405-Pre-Calculus Trigonometry– DUAL
ART 1000- General Art Studio
PEAC 1305-Heavy Resistance Conditioning II
ACCT 1060-Practical Accounting II
PEAC 1008-Lifetime Sports
PSYC 1000- General Psychology — DUAL for POLS 1000 students
or HMDV 1000- Study Strategies– DUAL for POLS 1000 students
or BADM 1030- Personal Finance– DUAL for POLS 1000 students
or SOC 1000- Sociological Principles– DUAL for POLS 1000 students

Sundance High School Fall 2015 Concurrent Statistics:

  • 51 of 67 students (76%) that are eligible (meet testing requirements or are enrolled in a course when it’s offered for credit) to take concurrent classes are enrolled in at least 1 course.
  • 19 of 20 seniors are taking at least one concurrent course.
  • 12 of the 19 seniors are taking 10 or more credits this fall semester.
  • EWC is offering 1 dual credit and 19 concurrent classes this fall.
    Class Percentage Breakdown:
    55% of freshman are enrolled in at least one concurrent course.
    60% of sophomores are enrolled in at least one concurrent course.
    78% of juniors are enrolled in at least one concurrent course.
    95% of seniors are enrolled in at least one concurrent course.

Sundance High School Spring 2016 Concurrent Statistics:

  • 32 of 38 students (84%) that are eligible (meet testing requirements or are enrolled in a course when it’s offered for credit) to take concurrent classes are enrolled in at least 1 course beginning January 11, 2016. This number does not include year-long courses.
  • 17 of 20 seniors are taking at least one semester concurrent course.
  • Year-Long Course Information: 85% of juniors are enrolled in at least one year-long course. 55% of freshman are enrolled in at least one year-long course.
  • 60% of sophomores are enrolled in at least one year-long course.
  • 85% of seniors are enrolled in at least one year-long course.
  • EWC Sundance Outreach is offering 9 concurrent courses this spring. No dual credit courses are being currently offered. This does not include courses that continue from fall 2015. (Sixteen courses are being offered including fall 2015 enrollment.)

Class Percentage Breakdown:

85% of seniors are enrolled in at least one semester concurrent course.
59% of juniors are enrolled in at least one semester concurrent course.
8% of sophomores are enrolled in at least one semester concurrent course.

Eligibility Disclaimer:Only students eligible to take a concurrent class is included in the totals above. (Ex: Freshman and sophomores who are not in the courses that are offered for credit are not included in the percentages. I include all juniors and seniors because they have at least one class that is available for concurrent credit.)