Benchmark 2 – Partnership Agreement
- 2020-2021 MOU Declaration of Intent
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Approved Dual Credit for High School Courses
- THECB Rules & DCCCD Policies
The current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is under revision from both the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (C-FBISD) legal departments.
As soon as the future MOU document is completed, it will be posted on this subpage. In the meantime, the 2019-2020 MOU is posted for your consideration.
INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT RELATING TO
EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
THIS INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as “IA “) is made and entered into by and between the Dallas County Community College District (hereinafter referred to as “DCCCD”), a Texas political subdivision of higher education, on behalf of Brookhaven College (hereinafter referred to as “College”), and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School
District, (hereinafter “CFBISD”), a Texas Political subdivision of secondary education, pursuant to the authority granted in compliance with section 29.908 of the Texas Education Code,
WHEREAS, the parties have agreed to this IA regarding the continuation of an Early College High School beginning the fall (2019) academic year, serving grades 9-12, located on Brookhaven College campus;
WHEREAS, Services under this IA are targeted toward low-income students, students who are highly motivated and capable but may need additional assistance to realize their potential, students who are English language learners, students for whom a smooth transition into postsecondary education is now problematic, including low-income students, students whose
family obligations keep them at home, students for whom the cost of college is prohibitive, and
students whose enrollment is not based on merit, discipline, attendance, or teacher
WHEREAS, under this IA, Early College High Schools are small schools with enrollments of 400 or fewer students who will be allowed to earn both a high school diploma and an Associate’s
Degree, or alternatively, two years of college credit toward a Bachelor’s degree; and
WHEREAS Early College High Schools will prepare high school students for successful career and educational futures through a full integration of high school, college, and the world of work,
will improve academic performance and self-concept, and will increase high school and college/university completion rates;
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties to this IA mutually agree to the following Agreement and Attachments which are incorporated into this Agreement:
- Guiding Principles: The College and CFBISD alliance will function with the following
- Establishment of a mutually beneficial partnership between College and CFBISD that allows a flexible and creative response to the mission, as well as the organizational,
and fiscal needs of both institutions.
- Collaboration in planning, implementation, and continuous improvement of Early College High School programs including the provision for faculty, staff, and administration, as well as curriculum development; training and student services.
- Provision of rigorous college readiness, Coordinating Board rules relating to list of aligned high school and college courses, dual credit and/or technical credit courses.
- Financial collaboration that addresses costs of both partners and assists each in obtaining necessary funds from local, state, federal and private/foundation sources to operate the program successfully.
- Location of the Early College High School on the College campus for grades 9-12.
- Shared use of facilities including classrooms, labs, offices and libraries that reduces operating costs and promotes collaboration of students, faculty, and/or staff in program success.
- Selection of students that reflects the diversity of the region served by the Early College High School.
- Follow Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules relating to Dual Credit which are incorporated into this Agreement by reference as Attachment A, consistent with TEC 29.908.
- Collaborate to ensure that the rigor, academic requirements and standards applicable to the courses being offered are maintained and applied to meet or exceed all accrediting and other regulatory agency requirements.
2. Scope of Agreement and Limitations of Authority: The Scope of the Agreement and the parties agree as follows:
(1) The Early College High School will:
- Be governed by state and federal laws and regulations, as well as CFBISD and DCCCD rules, regulations, policies and procedures, including, without limitation, policies in the DCCCD Board of Trustees Policies and Administrative Procedures Manual, as they apply to students and faculty while at College, all other applicable rules, regulations, guidelines, and operational memorandum of the College (hereinafter, “DCCCD Policies”). In the event of a conflict between the policies of CFBISD and the DCCCD, the DCCCD Policies shall control;
- Operate within the rules and guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency (“TEA”) and CFBISD; and
- Operate within the normal operating hours of the College and/or CFBISD as mutually agreed upon by the parties.
2. The Principal will:
- Have the reasonable authority to implement the following, consistent with the rules and guidelines established by TEA, CFBISD, and DCCCD:
- Student assessment, curriculum and scheduling;
- Professional development;
- Access to school and student data for ECHS college students with permission of the College; and
- Parent and community involvement consistent with the mission and needs of the school.
b. Report to CFBISD’s Superintendent or his/her designee through the established CFBISD governance structure; and will collaborate with the Brookhaven College president or designee on matters related to the ECHS.
c. Serve as the primary contact of and spokesperson for the Early College High School with the community and College partners.
d. Serve as the manager of any grant by the Texas Education Agency.
3. Early College Advisory Committee:
a. Serves as an advisory committee to the Principal and the College President or Designee in developing a coherent program across institutions.
b. Includes, but is not limited to, representatives of CFBISD, which are Early College High School Committee Site-Based Decision-Making Committee (“SBDM”), College, and representatives of the Educate Texas. The specific membership of the Early College Advisory Committee will be determined by the Superintendent of CFBISD, the President of College, the Principal of
Early College, and they shall meet regularly as reasonably agreed upon by the advisory committee.
B. Awarding Credit for Courses:
The College will award credit for courses for which Dual Credit Course Articulation Agreements have been approved. A list of aligned high school and college courses are incorporated into this Agreement by reference as Attachment B. These courses shall have been evaluated and approved through the official College curriculum approval process in accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements and TEA requirements for high school graduation and shall be at a more advanced level than courses taught at the high school level. Dual credit will only be awarded for courses aligned and approved as reflected on the Dual Credit Course Articulation Agreement. Within the scope of this provision, but not later than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the semester, courses may be added or revised only within the following parameters without the necessity for Board approval:
a. Through an oversight, the parties inadvertently omitted classes from the course matrix that they previously agreed to include;
b. A typographical, transcription relating to course identifiers, or other minor editing errors; and
c. If the State changes course offerings, then the appropriate change may be made.
The College shall be solely responsible for properly documenting all information on the course matrix.
A student shall be required to comply with all requirements prescribed by applicable law or the College for continued enrollment in dual credit courses in a following semester.
C. Duties of College:
- Involve instructional deans and full-time faculty who are teaching in the appropriate disciplines in overseeing College course selection and implementation in the high schools;
- Ensure that course guidelines are followed;
- Apply the standards of expectation and assessment uniformly in all venues where the College offers courses;
- Designate personnel to monitor the quality of instruction in order to assure compliance with the Dual Credit Course Articulation Agreement and the standards established by the State, applicable Accrediting Body, the College, and CFBISD
- Pay salaries of College instructors who teach college courses at the high school;
- Provide an area per CFBISD, state and federal requirements that students may eat the breakfast and lunch meals that CFBISD provides, as enumerated under paragraph 2.D. (5)., Infra, of this EA;
- Collaborate with CFBISD employees serving as administrators on the College campus; and
- Provide the same level of security to high school students that it provides to College students.
D. Duties of CFBISD: CFBISD shall have the following duties:
- Apply to the Texas Education Agency for the establishment and continual approval, as necessary, for an Early College High School; and
- Involve College Faculty who teach dual credit (excluding End-of-Course (EOC) tested courses) courses in design and implementation of such courses to assure that course goals enable students to master the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR); and
- Provide and pay the salary of appropriately credentialed high school instructors to teach courses at CFBISD; and
- When necessary, provide transportation for students to and from the College campus; and
- Provide breakfast and lunch to students who participate in Program under this Agreement.
E. Faculty: Faculty meeting TEA and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements as appropriate will be provided by College and CFBISD.
- Faculty provided by College:
a. Shall meet the College’s academic credentialing requirements for teaching College courses; and
b. Will teach dual credit courses which are not a part of the state’s End-of-Course testing program;
c. College shall provide and pay the salary of appropriately credentialed college instructors to teach courses at CFBISD.
- Faculty provided by CFBISD:
a. May be designated, if appropriate and meet academic credentialing requirements of the College, as College Adjunct faculty, and
b. Will teach high school courses and STAAR EOC tested dual credit courses.
F. Classroom and Office Facilities:
- High school credit and dual credit courses for 9th through 12th graders taught will be conducted at College.
- College will negotiate with CFBISD regarding logistical needs and office space for use by faculty and staff.
- College reserves the right to assess a facility use fee only for years three and four of the agreement when 9th through 12th graders are taking classes at College. Such facility use fee shall be paid by CFBISD to College for classrooms and labs. This facility use fee will be detailed in a mutually-agreeable, written amendment entered into between the parties as may be necessary if the College determines it necessary to assess such a facility fee.
- High School students, faculty, and staff will have access to instructional and noninstructional resources available on the campus of the College, in keeping with the guiding principles enumerated earlier.
- Students, faculty, and staff shall obtain a College identification card.
- Classroom selection will be mutually approved by the parties, provided that the College shall have final discretionary authority with respect to the use of any classroom space(s) on its campus. Maintenance, repair and setup of classroom spaces at College will be paid by the College.
- With the prior written approval of the College President, or designee, which approval will not be unreasonably denied, conditioned or delayed, College shall allow CFBISD to make non-structural, temporary modifications to accommodate the installation of personal property, trade fixtures, equipment and other temporary installations in the ECHS office, provided that such modifications do not impact the structural integrity of the College’s building and do not unreasonably detract from its uniformity or dignity. All personal property, equipment, trade fixtures and other temporary installations, placed or installed in the ECHS shall remain CFB ISD’s property free and clear of any claim by DCCCD, provided that same may be removed, on termination of this Agreement, or earlier as may be necessary, without damaging the College’s property, reasonable wear and tear excepted. Both parties to this Agreement shall have the
right to remove the same at any time during the term of this Agreement. CFBISD shall pay all costs associated with the setup, relocation or removal of telephone, electronic mail and other telecommunication equipment and services. Upon termination, cancellation, or expiration of this Agreement, CFBISD shall have sixty (60) days to remove all its personal property and equipment from the ECHS office. CFBISD shall return college property in good condition less reasonable wear and tear.
G. Scholarship: In accordance with DCCCD Policies: College will provide tuition scholarship to qualified High School students enrolled in dual credit courses based on the Dual Credit Course Articulation Agreement.
H. Books and Supplemental Materials:
- Based on the mutually agreed upon curriculum aligned plan, College approved textbooks, syllabi, course curriculum and course outlines, applicable to the courses when taught by the College or other instructional venues, shall apply to the courses available under this IA.
- Based on the mutually agreed upon curriculum aligned plan, all agreed upon textbooks, and supplemental materials required for classes, as determined by the Dual Credit Course Articulation Agreement, shall be provided by Early College High School.
- Based on the mutually agreed upon curriculum aligned plan, College approved textbooks purchased by CFBISD may be used for the time period consistent with local College practices, but not fewer than 2 years.
I. Recruitment and Enrollment of Students:
- CFBISD staff will recruit eighth graders annually utilizing a recruitment plan with input from all stakeholders (examples CFBISD, Early College High School, College) that include regular activities to inform all stakeholders of the opportunity for a qualified student(s) to attend an Early College High School.
- College will assist and participate with recruitment, enrollment and retention, as necessary, for all students who are qualified and wish to enroll in the Early College High School.
- Should the number of qualified applicants (target student population defined on page 1, paragraph 3) exceed the number of available spaces, a weighted lottery will be used to determine the ninth-grade cohort.
J. Instructional Calendar: College and CFBISD will establish an instructional calendar that is consistent with the mutual needs and requirements of both parties.
K. Student Code of Conduct: Any misconduct, behavioral problems, and disciplinary measures resulting from violations of the DCCCD Student Code of Conduct should be reported in writing to the high school administrator. Disciplinary action is then taken by the ISD and the HS Principal in coordination with the College Student Discipline officer. In addition, the College may refuse to admit students with disciplinary problems. Early College High School students, faculty and staff shall adhere to:
- Policies of CFBISD;
- DCCCD Policies.
L. Media and Public Relations: Media and public relations regarding the Early College High School will be managed according to CFBISD and College protocols.
3. Title IX Compliance: The College and CFBISD have the responsibility to comply with Title IX Compliance. Both the College and CFBISD have a duty and shall work in collaboration for any complaint involving a CFBISD student. Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and DCCCD Policies, the college Title IX Coordinator shall address any complaint of sexual misconduct, whether occurring on or off campus; between students, faculty, and staff; or between non-affiliated persons participating in a DCCCD sponsored program or event.
4. Liability of Parties: Without waiving any defenses including governmental immunity, each party to this IA agrees to be responsible for its own acts of negligence, which may arise in connection with any and all claims for damages, costs and expenses to person or persons and property that may arise out of or be occasioned by this IA or any of its activities or from any act or omission of any employee or invitee of the parties of this IA. The provisions in this paragraph are solely for the benefit of the parties to this IA and are not intended to create or grant any rights, contractually or otherwise to any third party.
5. Term: All terms of this IA are strictly contingent upon the annual approval of the ECHS Program by the Texas Education Agency (“TEA”), in compliance with section 102.1091 of the Texas Administrative Code. Subject to prior termination of this IA as provided in section 6 of this IA, the initial term of this IA is in full force and effect for a period of one year. This IA begins on August 27, 2018 and ends on August 26, 2019. At least one hundred twenty days before the expiration of the initial term and any subsequent renewal terms, College and CFBISD shall review this IA and may renew it for up to two consecutive one-year terms, upon:
A. The annual approval for the ECHS Program by TEA; and
B. Written approval of the College and CFBISD.
Each term for educational services under this Agreement is strictly contingent upon the TEA’s annual approval of the ECHS Program.
6. Right of Termination:
A. Either party may terminate this IA on 120 days’ written notice to the other party.
B. Termination may occur immediately upon the breach of this IA by one of the parties. A breach of this IA includes, but is not limited to, a violation of DCCCD Policies or the policies of CFBISD, the making of a misrepresentation or false statement by one of the parties, nonperformance of the party’s duties, or the occurrence of a conflict of interest between the parties. Each party shall have thirty (30) days from written notice of an alleged breach to cure the breach.
C. This Agreement may also be terminated immediately if CBHISD has not received authority for ECHS designation renewal from the Texas Education Authority (“TEA”), in compliance with section 102.1091 of the Texas Administrative Code (“Designation”). In the event ISD does not receive Designation, ISD shall provide College with written notice of such non-renewal within ten days of the date on which Designation would be due from TEA.
D. Provided, further, that the Parties agree that performance by the College under this Agreement may be dependent upon the appropriation and allotment of funds by the Texas State Legislature (the “Legislature”) and/or allocation of funds by the DCCCD’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”). If the Legislature fails to appropriate or allot the necessary funds, or the Board fails to allocate the necessary funds, then College will issue written notice to CFBISD and either party may terminate this Agreement without further duty or obligation under this Agreement. CFBISD acknowledges that appropriation, allotment, and allocation of funds are beyond the control of College.
E. If this IA is terminated during an academic term, students enrolled in classes under this IA will be allowed to finish their coursework
7. Assignment: Neither party may assign their interest in this IA without the written permission of the other party.
8. Limitations of Authority:
A. Neither party has authority for and on behalf of the other except as provided in this IA. No other authority, power, partnership, use of rights are granted or implied.
B. This Agreement represents the entire Agreement by and between the parties and supersedes all previous letters, understanding or oral agreements between the DCCCD and CFBISD. Any representations, promises, or guarantees made but not stated in the body of this Agreement are null and void and of no effect.
C. Neither party may make, revise, alter, or otherwise diverge from the terms, conditions or polices which are subject to this Agreement without a written amendment to this Agreement. Changes to this Agreement are subject to the approval of the DCCCD Legal Department.
D. Neither party may incur any debt, obligation expense, or liability or any kind against the other without the other’s express written approval.
9. Waiver: The failure of any party hereto to exercise the rights granted them herein upon the occurrence of any of the contingencies set forth in this Agreement shall not in any event constitute a waiver of any such rights upon the occurrence of any such contingencies
10. Governing Law and Venue: This Agreement is made in Texas and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without reference to choice of law principles. Each party to this Agreement:
A. Consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in Dallas County Texas, in any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement;
B. Waives any objection it might have to jurisdiction or venue of such forums or that the forum is inconvenient; and
C. Agrees not to bring any such action in any other jurisdiction or venue to which either party might be entitled by domicile or otherwise.
11. Miscellaneous Provisions:
A. Neither party shall have control over the other party with respect to its hours, times, employment, etc.
B. The parties warrant that their mutual obligations shall be performed with due diligence in a safe and professional manner and in compliance with any and all applicable statues, rules and regulations. Parties to this IA shall comply with all Federal, State and local laws.
C. If the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopts new guidelines for Early College High School programs during the term of this IA, the new guidelines shall prevail and shall cause the parties to execute an amendment to the IA if necessary.
D. Colleges and ISD are parties to a Data Sharing Agreement with each other and provide the applicable data and information about students who are concurrently or formerly enrolled in both education institutions in a manner consistent with such Data Sharing Agreements.
12. Notices: Notices given pursuant to this Agreement shall be sufficient if actually received and sent by certified or registered mail, postage fully prepaid to:
Dallas County Community College District
To: Joe D. May
Dallas County Community College District
1601 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
To: Dr. John Chapman
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
1445 North Perry Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
Either party reserves the right to designate in writing to the other party any change of name, change of person, or address to which the notices shall be sent.
13. Nondiscrimination: Parties to this Agreement shall not discriminate in this Program on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
14. Parol Evidence and Status of Agreement: This Agreement represents the entire Agreement of the parties and there are no representations, inducements, promises, agreements, arrangements or undertakings, oral or written, between the parties to this Agreement other than those set forth in this Agreement and duly executed in writing.
15. Signatory Clause: The individuals executing this Agreement on behalf of Brookhaven College and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD acknowledge that they are duly authorized to execute this Agreement. All parties hereby acknowledge that they have read, understood, and shall comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Attachments A and B hereto. This Agreement shall not become effective until executed by each party. Therefore, the parties to this Agreement shall begin their respective duties only after the last party has signed and dated this Agreement.
THIS AGREEMENT IS EXECUTED in duplicate original counterparts effective upon the date indicated above in paragraph 5. Term of this Agreement.
THECB Approved CORE, Academic and Career Technical Education Courses for Dual Credit
(Some Course Rubrics and/or Numbers are subject to change throughout the year.)
|Name of High School||Location Taught (College and/or High School)||Faculty (College or High School)||Fall Term||Spring Term||Summer Term||DCCCD Course Number||DCCCD Course Title||High School Course Number||High School Course Title|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ARTS 1301||Art Appreciation||B200||Art 1|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||BIOL 1406||Biology for Science Majors I||6635D||AP Biology|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||BIOL 1407||Biology for Science Majors II||6635D||AP Biology|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||BIOL 1408||Biology for Non-Science Majors I||B600||Scientific Research & Design (Independent Study)|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||BIOL 1409||Biology for Non-Science Majors II||B600||Scientific Research & Design (Independent Study)|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||CHEM 1405||Introductory Chemistry I||8253 or 8254||Scientific Research & Design (Independent Study)|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||CHEM 1411||General Chemistry I||8253 or 8254||Scientific Research & Design (Independent Study)|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||COSC 1301||Introduction to Computing||B800||Business Information Management I|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||CRIJ 1301||Intro to Criminal Justice||8153D||Principles of Law, Public Safety & Security|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||CRIJ 1307||Crime in America||8150D||Forensic Psychology|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||DRAM 1221||Theater Practicum II||2874||Theater Arts|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ECON 2301||Principles of Economics I||7401||Economics|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ENGL 1301||Composition I||B100||English III|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ENGL 1302||Composition II||B100||English III|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ENGL 2322||British Literature||B102||English IV|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ENGL 2323||British Literature||B102||English IV|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ENGR 1201||Intro to Engineering||8251||Concepts of Engineering & Technology|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ENGR 1304||Engineering Graphics I||8250||Engineering Design & Presentation|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||ENGR 2304||Programming for Engineers||8250||Engineering Design & Presentation|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||GEOL 1401||Earth Science I||B630||Earth & Space Science|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||GEOL 1402||Earth Science II||B630||Earth & Space Science|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||GOVT 2305||Federal Government||B712||GOVT 2305|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||GOVT 2306||Texas Government||B714||GOVT 2306|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||HIST 1301||History of the United States I||B702||U.S. History|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||HIST 1302||History of the United States II||B702||U.S. History|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 1314||College Algebra||B406||College Algebra|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 1316||Plane Trigonometry||B408||Trigonometry|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 1324||Mathematics for Business and Econ||B400||Math Business & Econ|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 1332||Contemporary Math I||B402||College Math|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 2342||Introduction to Statistics||B404||Intro to Stats|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 2412||Pre-Calculus Math||B410||Pre-Calculus|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 2413||Calculus I||B411||Independent Study Calculus I|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MATH 2414||Calculus II||B412||Independent Study Calculus II|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1181||Piano I||B220||Piano I|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1182||Piano II||B220||Piano II|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1183||Voice I||B222||Voice I|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1183||VOICE II||B222||Voice II|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1192||Guitar I||B224||Guitar II|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1193||Guitar II||B224||Guitar II|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1301||Fundamentals of Music I||B227||Music Theory I|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1306||Music Appreciation||B226||Music History|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1308||Music Literature I||B228||Music Appreciation I|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||MUSI 1309||Music Literature II||B229||Music Appreciation II|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||PHED 1304||Health for Today||B500||Health|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||PHIL 1304||Major World Religions||B732||Major World Religions|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||PHIL 2306||Intro to Ethics||8263D||Business Law|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||PHYS 1401||College Physics I||8253 or 8254||Scientific Research & Design (Independent Study)|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||PHYS 1402||College Physics II||8253 or 8254||Scientific Research & Design (Independent Study)|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||PHYS 2425||University Physics I||8253 or 8254||Scientific Research & Design (Independent Study)|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||PSYC 2301||Introduction to Psychology||B722||Psychology|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||SOCI 1301||Introduction to Sociology||B720||Sociology|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||SPAN 1411||Beginning Spanish 1||B300||Spanish I|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||SPAN 1412||Beginning Spanish 2||B302||Spanish II|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||SPAN 2311 and 2312||Intermediate Spanish 1 & 2||B304||Spanish III|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||SPAN 2322||Introduction to Spanish Literature||3823||Spanish Lit.|
|Brookhaven ECHS||Brookhaven College||College||X||X||X||SPAN 1311||Introduction to Speech Communication||B260||Communications Applications|
DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGES’ GUIDELINES FOR
DUAL CREDIT COURSES AND REMEDIAL COURSES OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2019-2020 Academic Year
The following guidelines reflect current Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) rules and regulations (Chapter 4, Subchapter D) and Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) policies and procedures. THECB rules and regulations and DCCCD policies and procedures are subject to change with the new changes taking precedence.
While THECB defines four types of partnerships with high schools, these guidelines do not address partnerships where only high school credit is granted for articulated agreements. They do address course credit where instruction is provided to high school students for the immediate award of both high school and college certificate and associate degree credit. Thus, called dual credit. They also address remedial instruction provided to high school students for either remedial work to prepare students to pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test(s) or other state designated instrument(s) to prepare students to pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test(s).
- For any instructional partnerships between a Texas public secondary school(s), a charter school, a private school or a home school and a college of the DCCCD, a dual credit agreement must be approved by the governing boards or designated authorities of both the secondary school and the DCCCD prior to the offering of courses. Students who are enrolled in public, private, charter, or non-accredited secondary schools or who are home schooled must meet the same standards outlined below. This agreement must address the following:
- Student eligibility requirement to enroll in academic approved dual credit courses
- The student must be in high school.
- The dual credit student may enroll in more than one dual credit course per semester, and may enroll in dual credit coursework with freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior high school standing.
- The student must complete a pre-assessment activity (PAA) and practice test prior to taking the official Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) battery of tests.
- Institutions will use the TSIA Assessment scores and diagnostic results when addressing the educational and training needs of the student.
- College shall assess each student for readiness to engage in any college-level curriculum offered for college credit prior to the student’s enrollment in such curriculum.
- After assessment, the High School, using guidelines established by the College, shall determine what forms of assistance and remediation, if any, are necessary prior to a student’s enrollment in any college-level curriculum based on the results of the assessment and other indicators of student readiness.
- A student must meet the college prerequisites designed for a course.
- A student demonstrates TSI exempt for college readiness and dual credit eligibility by achieving the following minimum passing standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) relating to Texas College and Career Readiness Standards on relevant section(s) of the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) OR other appropriate state approved test scores (see below SAT, ACT, STAAR score requirements for TSI). TSI score requirements can be altered by the THECB with currently approved scores being used for eligibility and course placement purposes. TSI Assessment results are valid for five (5) years from date of testing.
- TSI Assessment with minimum of 351 on reading; 350 on math; and 340 with an essay score of at least 4 on writing. Another demonstration of writing college readiness includes a placement score of less than 340 and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least 4 and an essay score of at least 5.
- Institutions will use the TSIA Assessment scores and diagnostic results in their consideration of courses addressing the educational and training needs of the student.
- SAT – For SAT Scores prior to March 5, 2016, a combined critical reading and math score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on critical reading test (student shall be exempt for both the reading and writing), and/or a minimum of 500 on the math test (student shall be exempt for math).
- SAT – For SAT Scores on or after March 5, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.
- Mixing or combining scores from the SAT administered prior to March 5, 2016 and the SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016 is not allowable. The newly approved SAT scores became effective on August 10, 2016.
- ACT – a student with a composite of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall be exempt for both the reading and writing sections, and/or 19 on the math test (student shall be exempt for the math section)
- A Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 or higher on the Algebra II STAAR EOC
- A Level 2 final recommended score of 2000 or higher on the English III Reading STAAR EOC exam (scores prior to 2014)
- A Level 2 final recommended score of 2000 or higher on the English III Writing STAAR EOC (scores prior to 2014)
- A Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 or higher on the English III Combined Writing and Reading (scores in 2014 and thereafter)
- The student is eligible to enroll in academic dual credit courses with the following scores. Such scores will not make the student TSI exempt.
- By achieving a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in English or an English score of 435 on the ACT-Aspire
- By achieving a composite score of 23 on the Plan with a 19 or higher in mathematics or a mathematics score of 431 on the ACT-Aspire
- By achieving a Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 or higher on the English II STAAR EOC
- By achieving a Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 or higher on the Algebra I STAAR EOC and passing grade in the Algebra II course
- By achieving a Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 or higher on the Algebra II STAAR EOC (THECB approves this score criteria as both dual credit eligible and TSI met in math.)
- PSAT/NMSQT placement scores from test taken prior to October 15, 2015: By achieving a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the reading test. By achieving a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the mathematics test.
- PSAT/NMSQT placement scores from test taken on or after October 15, 2015: By achieving a minimum score of 460 on the evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) test. By achieving a minimum score of 510 on the mathematics test.
- Mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015 and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015 is not allowable.
- Student is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual credit courses contained in a Level-1 Certificate program, or a program leading to a credential of less than a Level-1 Certificate and shall not be required to provide demonstration of college readiness or dual credit enrollment eligibility. However, if the student takes dual credit course(s) that are outside of the allowances outlined above in (9), then:
- The student will not be eligible for a TSI level-one certificate waiver; and
- The student will be required to take the TSIA unless the student presents qualifying ACT, SAT or STAAR scores to make the student exempt from TSI requirements.
- A high school student is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual credit courses contained in a Level 2 certificate or applied associate degree program under the following conditions:
- Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in reading and/or writing, the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 on the English II STAAR EOC
- Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in mathematics, the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 on the Algebra I STAAR EOC and a passing grade in Algebra II course; or
- the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score of 4000 on the Algebra II STAAR EOC
- Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in reading and/or writing, the student achieves a composite score or 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in English or an English score of 435 on the ACT-Aspire
- Courses that require demonstration of TSI readiness in mathematics, the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in mathematics or a mathematics score of 431 on the ACT-Aspire
- Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness, the student achieves the following PSAT/NMSQT placement scores from test taken prior to October 15, 2015: By achieving a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the reading test. By achieving a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the mathematics test.
- Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness, the student achieves the following PSAT/NMSQT placement scores from test taken on or after October 15, 2015: By achieving a minimum score of 460 on the evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) test. By achieving a minimum score of 510 on the mathematics test.
- Mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015 and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015 is not allowable.
- A student who is exempt from taking STAAR EOC assessments may be otherwise evaluated by an institution to determine eligibility for enrolling in workforce education dual credit courses.
- Students who do not acquire the necessary test score(s) for eligibility purposes should discuss their options with the college Dual Credit School Coordinator. To be eligible for enrollment in a dual credit course offered by a public college, students must meet all the college’s regular prerequisite requirements designated for that course (e.g., minimum score on a specified placement test, minimum grade in a specified previous course, etc.).
- Score requirements can be altered by the THECB or DCCCD with the currently approved scores being used for eligibility and course placement purposes.
- An institution may impose additional requirements for enrollment in courses for dual credit that do not conflict with THECB dual credit requirements.
- An institution is not required, under the provisions of THECB dual credit section, to offer dual credit courses for high school students.
- The student must meet all admissions criteria of the college. In addition, students may be withdrawn from the pre-registration course(s) for subsequent semesters or terms if the student withdraws from a course or makes a grade of D or F. Students may be refused re-enrollment unless the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to abide by written conditions from the college designed to increase the potential for success.
- It is important for students to maintain a good academic standing as grades could impact a student’s admission when transferring into four-year colleges/universities.
- Eligibility and academic standing are reviewed for continued participation in dual credit courses, and the student is required to maintain satisfactory academic performance at the high school; earn grades of A, B or C in all college courses; and obtain and submit evidence of parental/guardian and school approval for each subsequent semester of enrollment. A student who earns grades of D or F in a dual credit course may not be eligible for future dual credit courses or may have restrictions placed on their enrollment in the Dual Credit Program. Students who earn dual credit grades of W, D and/or F on a college transcript may not be eligible for future financial aid or may have limited financial aid options beyond high school.
- Students must discuss with their Dual Credit Advisor/Counselor if they wish to withdraw from their college course(s). Students who decide to withdraw must submit the required withdrawal form to the Dual Credit Advisor/Counselor or College Registrar by the published deadline. Failure to submit the required withdrawal form could result in student receiving a grade of F. Section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code applies to students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education for the first time in fall 2007 or later. Based on this law, when you graduate from high school and continue your college education, DCCCD or any other Texas public institution of higher education may not permit students to drop more than six college level credit courses for unacceptable reasons during their entire undergraduate career without penalty. All college level courses dropped after the official drop and add period for the course are included in the six-course limit, including courses dropped at another Texas public institution of higher education, unless it qualifies as an exception.
- Dual Credit High Students are currently exempt from the following state requirements until they graduate from high school. Once students graduate from high school and are no longer exempt they should take care when selecting additional courses to be transferred toward a Baccalaureate degree. House Bill 1172 allows an institution to charge the equivalent of out of state tuition for credit hours taken beyond the state limits of 30 semester credit hours required for a degree program. It is recommended that students take minimal hours beyond degree requirements to avoid possible higher tuition charges at the institution to which they are transferring.
- Academic freedom is practiced at all DCCCD Colleges and appropriate and essential discipline-specific terminology, concepts and principles are utilized as needed in the classroom setting, including within dual credit classes.
- Faculty Qualifications
- The college must select instructors of dual credit courses. This faculty must be regularly employed faculty members of the college or must meet all criteria established for credit instruction in the DCCCD, including SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) criteria. The approval procedures used by the college to select faculty must be the same as that used for faculty teaching at the college campus.
- It is encouraged that high school faculty teaching dual credit classes should also teach a class on the college campus as soon and as often as practical.
- Faculty teaching dual credit classes will meet all expectations for adjunct instructors including attending orientations, faculty meetings, and staff development/training activities.
- The faculty supervision and evaluation will be the same as that for all instructors at the college. Such evaluations will be conducted by the appropriate division dean or delegate. The student survey of instruction instrument will be administered, and all normal and usual documentation will be completed.
- Course Curriculum, Instruction and Grading
- Courses offered for dual credit must be THECB approved college-level academic courses and/or THECB college-level workforce education courses and are in agreement with the current Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) guidelines for graduation requirements in the State of Texas. Students may take no more courses for dual credit than permitted by these TEA course graduation guidelines.
- The college shall ensure that a dual credit course and the college course offered on the college campus are equivalent with respect to curriculum, materials, instruction, and method/rigor of student evaluation.
- Instructors of dual credit courses should be given the opportunity to award high school only or dual credit depending upon student performance. Students in dual credit courses may withdraw from the college course by following college procedures and meeting all deadlines.
- Dual Credit students who retake a dual credit course or enroll in a concurrent (non- dual credit) course will pay tuition for such courses.
- Location of Dual Credit Classes
- Dual credit courses may be taught on the college campus or on the high school campus. For dual credit courses taught exclusively to high school students on the high school campus and for dual credit courses taught electronically, the college shall comply with applicable rules and procedures for offering courses at a distance in THECB Rules, Chapter 4, subchapters P and Q relating to Distance Education and Off-Campus instruction.
- Dual credit courses taught electronically shall comply with the THECB adopted Principles of Good Practice for Courses Offered Electronically.
- Colleges must comply with SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) requirements as it relates to courses taught off college location.
- Composition of Dual Credit Classes
- Dual Credit courses must be taught on the college and/or the high school campus.
- Dual credit classes may be composed of dual credit students only or of dual and college credit students. Combined classes, which would include high school credit-only students, as well as dual credit students, are allowed as provided within THECB rules.
- Student Services
- High school students in dual credit courses will be given access to the college library, accorded appropriate privileges, and have adequate library resources convenient for use at the site where the course is offered.
- High school students in dual credit courses will be provided the academic support services, including academic advising and counseling, as those on the college campus.
- Prior to the start of each academic year, the High School and College shall collaborate on the development and communication of procedures for the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities enrolled in Dual Credit courses (“Established Procedures”). High School and College shall provide disability services in accordance with Established Procedures and applicable law.
- If a student is enrolled simultaneously in college and high school in a dual credit program, the two schools may share information regarding the student. This complies with 34 CFR 99.34(b).
- All other services provided to college students will be provided to high school students enrolled in dual credit courses.
- Eligible Courses
- A Community College may grant a student credit for a dual credit course only if the course is offered in the college’s core curriculum; Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that apply to any certificate or associate degree offered by the institution; and, courses with the following rubrics: ACCT, ARCH, BUSI, COSC, CRIJ, ENGR, ENGT, RNSG, BCIS, and foreign language courses.
- Courses to be offered must be college-level courses included in the current edition of the Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual or the Workforce Education Course Guide Manual approved by THECB. Course name and number are subject to change.
- Dual credit classes must be equal in quality and rigor to classes on the college campus.
- The syllabus will contain all elements common to the syllabi for the same course as taught at the college.
- Regular academic policies applicable to courses taught at the college’s main campus must also apply to dual credit courses. These policies include the appeal process for disputed grades, drop policy, the communication of grading policy to students, and the distribution of a syllabus comparable to that utilized on the college campus.
- Colleges will not receive formula funding from the state for PHED 1164 dual credit course. Legislation does not restrict higher education institutions from enrolling dual credit students in PHED 1164, but state funding will not be provided to the college.
- Transcription of Credit. Transcription of dual credit courses on a college transcript should be handled exactly as it is for other college-level courses.
- State funding for dual credit courses will be available to Public School District and College based on the current funding rules of the State Board of Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
- The college may claim funding for students getting college credit in core curriculum, select academic courses, career and technical education, and foreign language dual credit courses approved by and in keeping with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board policies.
- Tuition and Cost- By written agreement with various high schools, the College District is authorized to offer dual credit enrollment classes to high school students as permitted by Chapter 130 of the Texas Education Code. The Chancellor or designee is authorized to enter into these agreements.
- In Dallas County High Schools- A signed Dual Credit Agreement between the college and the school district, charter school, private school, or home school must be on file and indicate students enrolled in dual credit courses shall not pay tuition. One tuition scholarship per dual credit course per student is allowed. Tuition scholarship is not awarded to high school students enrolled in concurrent college courses where only college credit is awarded. Dual Credit Agreements will be made with school districts, charter schools, private schools, or home schools located within Dallas County. Tuition scholarship is not awarded for repeated courses. Student and/or high school are responsible for tuition and additional costs of any repeated course(s).
- Out of Dallas County In-State High Schools- A signed Dual Credit Agreement may be made with a school district, charter school, private school, or home school located outside of Dallas County and within the state of Texas. Students who are attending the out-of-county school and enrolled in dual credit courses will be charged tuition at the DCCCD in-county tuition rates. Parent is responsible for tuition in full, unless high school offers to sponsor/scholarship student tuition. Educational institutions file Form 1098-T for each student they enroll and for whom a reportable transaction is made for dual credit courses, including online dual credit courses and repeated dual credit courses. To the extent dual credit courses are to be offered outside of Dallas County and within the State of Texas and involve additional costs for specialized equipment or supplies, the written dual credit agreement shall specify the additional course costs associated with same.
- Student may take no more dual credit courses than permitted by the TEA course graduation guidelines.
- For the purposes of dual credit, neither the high school nor the college should charge the other any expenses associated with the use of facilities unless specified expenses are included within the Dual Credit Agreement.
- College may charge ISD or high school (public, private, charter or home) as specified in agreement for the cost of e-textbooks, textbooks, textbook access codes, specialized equipment, required course supplies, instructional tools and the cost of additional DCCCD personnel to assist in labs/classrooms. Students will be responsible for the cost of e-textbooks, textbooks, textbook access codes, required course supplies, instructional tools, and liability insurance fee when such costs are not being provided by the ISD or high school.
- Students may initially take all three component areas of the college’s Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) at no cost and re-test once within each of the three component areas at no cost. For additional testing, student or high school will pay for re-test costs.
- The college may contract with school districts as outlined above to provide remedial courses for students enrolled in a public secondary school in preparation for graduation from high school. Such courses are not eligible for state formula funding. Such courses may not be offered for dual course credit. The college may not waive tuition for remedial courses unless approved by the DCCCD Board.
- Sexual misconduct involving HS students and/or College faculty or students shall be addressed by both the HS and the College. The HS shall promptly report to College administration any complaints of sexual misconduct made by or against a student, employee or guest of the College to the extent such complaint relates to the dual credit agreement between the parties. All other misconduct, behavioral problems, and any disciplinary measures resulting therefrom concerning HS students while at the College/ High School are the sole responsibility of the HS. College shall report in writing such disciplinary problems to the HS Administration. College may, at its sole discretion, refuse to admit students with a history of disciplinary problems. Sexual misconduct is any act of sex/gender-based discrimination or harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, sex/gender-based stalking, or any other conduct that threatens the health and safety of any person on the basis of actual, expressed or perceived gender identity.
- The DCCCD, in compliance with Section 51.9192 of the Texas Education Code and Section 21.613 of the Texas Administrative Code, requires the bacterial meningitis vaccination for all students under the age of 22. Dual Credit and Early College High School students taking classes in-person on any DCCCD college campus must provide proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis (or booster within the last five years) or present the appropriate exemption to the Admissions Office. Proof of immunization is: (1) certification from a physician or clinic that the student has been vaccinated during the 5-year period immediately preceding and prior to registration; or (2) an immunization record from a state or local health authority or an official record received from school officials, including a record from another state (must be within five years). The date of the vaccination or booster must be at least 10 days before the first day of class. Only the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) and meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) are approved for this requirement. This requirement does not apply for students who will be taking the courses at a DCCCD facility not located on a DCCCD college campus. For more information regarding the DCCCD’s Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement and DCCCD forms, please refer to https://www.dcccd.edu/apply-reg/apply/pages/meningitis.aspx.
- As rules and regulations are subject to change, please refer to the DCCCD web catalog at http://www.1.dcccd.edu/catalog/cattoc.cfm for updated general and academic information for your needs.