Taking College Classes and Summer Enrichment
Taking College Classes
What is Concurrent Enrollment?
Concurrent and dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take community college courses. Each community college sets policies regarding enrollment practices. Students should research opportunities carefully.
Tips to keep in mind when considering Community College:
- It is not mandatory to take community college classes
- All classes and grades must be reported to colleges
- Students are encouraged to explore a subject not offered in high school, such as Psychology or Astronomy, or take a class for enrichment – take Guitar lessons or Hip Hop Dance just for fun.
- If you are trying to earn college units, please visit the ASSIST website to identify UC and CSU transferable college courses.
- To determine meets the UC a-g course requirements, visit the UC Course List webpage
- Students attempting to replace a D or F grade on their high school transcript should talk to their school counselor about the course being considered
Will community college courses be recorded on my Lynbrook transcript?
Enrichment classes taken at a community college will not be recorded on the Lynbrook high school transcript, but remain on the college transcript. It is the student’s responsibility to report college courses on college applications and submit official transcripts during the application process.
How many community college courses can I take?
Students are limited to one course per term (fall, winter, spring, summer). Students with special circumstances must speak to their Guidance Counselor and may possibly be referred to their Assistant Principal.
How do I enroll at a community college?
Each community college has its own policy regarding age and grade level of students eligible to take courses. They also have their own rules for what classes high school students can take. Please visit their websites to find school-specific information. In addition, watch this tutorial created by De Anza College on concurrent/dual enrollment.
What do I need from Lynbrook?
After a student applies to a community college, the community college will require a high school administrator/counselor approval. Follow the steps outlined by the community college and send the form to your Counselor for school approval.
FUHSD Dual enrollment information & webinar information
Visit this page as an additional resource for FUHSD concurrent enrollment.
Please note, If you are taking a community college class to replace a grade on your transcript, you must also submit a Request for Credit from an Outside Educational Institution form. Courses taken for enrichment purposes are not transferred to the LHS transcript so no form is needed.
Summer Enrichment/Course Advancement
In some cases, students would like to take a summer class to get ahead in curriculum or to help balance the workload for the following year. Accelerating your studies using summer classes is not a practice that Lynbrook advises for students as a 6-week course is often not adequate preparation for the next level in a subject. Current students are encouraged to meet with their School Counselor to discuss their plans.
Prior to enrolling in a summer class for enrichment or advancement, please consider the following:
- In order to request that a class be recorded on the LHS transcript, students must submit a Request for Credit form and await approval prior to registering for the course. Not all courses are approved as the program and curriculum are reviewed by administration. In addition, credit limits as set by the FUHSD School Board are followed.
- Students should not take a formal class to prepare for a class at Lynbrook (i.e. studying Chemistry in the summer to prepare for Chemistry Honors) as this is often viewed as repeating a subject.
- Students who wish to take courses for fun or personal growth are welcome to do so, however, many of these courses do not transfer to the LHS transcript.
- To determine if a course meets the UC/CSU a-g requirements, visit the UC Course List webpage
- Students who take community college classes do not need to submit a Request for Credit form as college classes do not transfer to your high school transcript, but remain on the college transcript.
Requests are reviewed on an ongoing basis, with the deadline to request credit for a summer enrichment course on the LHS Transcript being late April. Remember to submit a course description with the Request for Credit form.
Lynbrook does not recommend any specific online program, but encourages families to research programs carefully to determine which best meets their student's goal.