Dual Enrollment Info

Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools


Dear Student:


Effective April 1, 1996, Public Act 160 and Public Act 258 of 2000, created the
Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly referred to as dual enrollment.
This law directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for
courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities. The following are
some of the eligibility guidelines/standards:


1. Students in grades 9 through 12 may take up to ten postsecondary courses.

2. Students can qualify for dual enrollment by taking one of the following
assessments: PSAT, PLAN, EXPLORE ACT, or MME.

This table shows the complete list of scores that help to qualify students for dual
enrollment.

3. 388.155 Rule 5 (2) The acts do not prohibit a district from supporting any pupil
regardless of eligibility under these acts. A district may elect to support college
level courses or career preparation courses for any pupil if it is in the best interest
of the pupil.

4. Students must be enrolled in both the eligible school (public or private) and
eligible postsecondary institution during the local school’s regular academic year
and must be enrolled in at least one high school class.

5. The college courses cannot be a hobby, craft, or recreation course, or in the
subject areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or religious education.

6. School districts are required to pay an amount equal to the prorated percentage
of the statewide pupil‐weighted average foundation allowance, based on the
proportion of the school year that the eligible student attends the eligible
postsecondary institution. Eligible charges include tuition and mandatory course
fees, material fees, and registration fees required by an eligible institution for
enrollment in the course. Eligible charges do not include transportation or parking costs or
activity fees.
Please review the contents of this letter with your parents. If you believe you are
eligible for dual enrollment, qualify for tuition and fee support, and wish to
participate, contact Mrs Miller or Mrs Hostetler.

Sincerely,

D. Bunny Miller, Principal