Jun. 17, 9:00 AM
The Education Interim Committee of the State Legislature holds a public meeting.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 22
Comcast Newsmakers interviews Robyn Bagley about www.Utah-EducationFacts.com
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The 2009 Legislative Session concluded on Thursday, March 12th at midnight
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk.
In the 2007-08 school year, Utah spent $8,224 per public school student.
Charter schools are independent public schools run by parents or non-profits.
The average class size in Utah is 22.2
High school students can graduate with an associate's degree and a scholarship worth 75% of college tuition.
Concurrent Enrollment provides high school juniors and seniors with an opportunity to earn both high school and college credit for college-level courses and even graduate high school with an Associate's Degree. Classes are available in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Fine Arts, Humanities, World Languages, Career Technical programs, and Education at high schools throughout the state. Official college credit will be awarded by the partner college after courses are successfully completed.
Students who use concurrent enrollment to graduate with an Associate's Degree are eligible to receive a scholarship to Utah colleges and/or universities. Learn more>>
Tuition for enrollment is paid for with tax dollars. Students are required to pay a one-time application/registration fee per college. Students that go on to attend this institution full time after high school will not be required to pay this application fee a second time. Students may also be responsible for purchasing textbooks or paying lab fees.
Classes are taught by either a high school instructor approved by the partner college/institution, or by a faculty member at the partner college/institution.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
High school juniors and seniors. Younger students may also be given special permission to enter this program. Home schooled students are also eligible for Concurrent Enrollment.
HOW TO ENROLL
Interested students should speak with their school guidance counselor to find out what courses their high school offers. After providing documented parental permission to register, students must complete an application for the college that is offering the course. In addition, students must have good academic standing, and have necessary prerequisites and foundational knowledge in the subject matter.
EARN A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Students who use concurrent enrollment to graduate with an Associate's Degree are eligible to receive the New Century Scholarship which can be used at Utah colleges or universities. Learn more>>
Hundreds of Concurrent Enrollment courses are offered each year across the state. The Utah State Office of Education posts spreadsheets online with all of the courses offered each school year.
PARTICIPATING COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Note: The University of Utah does not currently participate.
May 12, 2009
Effective May 12, fewer courses will be offered through Utah's Concurrent Enrollment program.
UPDATE: 8/18/09 Today at the Capitol House Speaker Clark announced "Earlier today, the majority legislative leadership and Governor Herbert instructed the Utah Board of Regents to fully fund the New Century Scholarship,” See KCPW's article.
Chris Bleak, the Utah House Speaker's Chief of Staff, recently complied a briefing of the Regents and New Century Scholarship. To learn more, click HERE>>