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High School-SRJC Articulation: Student Outcomes of First SRJC Credit by Exam

--Eve Nighswonger

Increasing the number of high school-SRJC articulation agreements (aligning selected high school courses with corresponding SRJC courses) is an Academic Affairs goal, as well as an objective of CTEA. As a result of the adoption of a revised Credit by Exam procedure last year, SRJC instructors may now designate high school teachers to proctor SRJC Credit by Exam to students under articulation at their high school sites.

High school-SRJC articulation agreements may be viewed at www.statewidepathways.org

When SRJC faculty designate high school teachers to proctor SRJC exams, students are not subject to Credit by Exam fees, nor the usual residency requirement of enrollment in a minimum .5 unit SRJC course.

Students benefited from this opportunity for the first time in spring 2010:

High school students as young as freshmen earned college credit. Each student earning SRJC credit has an investment in and an incentive to continue their education after high school. SRJC benefits from a pipeline of well-prepared and career-focused students who help fill second level CTE courses.

By spring 2011, high school students under articulation will be provided with increased opportunities to earn college credit at their high school sites in Diesel Technology and Cisco Networking. High school-SRJC articulation is expanding this year to include the disciplines of Bookkeeping, Medical Technology, Machine Tool Technology, and Child Development. The number of high school students benefiting from the opportunity for advanced placement at SRJC with college credit will continue to expand as SRJC faculty work with their high school colleagues to align high school CTE curricula with those of introductory CTE courses at SRJC.

For more information about high school-SRJC articulation, please contact Eve Nighswonger, Manager, School Initiatives & Career Pathway Development, 524-1732, enighswonger@santarosa.edu