Dual enrollment provides students the opportunity to take college classes while in high school for free. These courses can count toward the high school diploma, college diploma and/or certificate programs, allowing students to get a head start on their higher education goals.
A strong, collaborative relationship between the high school, the college, families, community members, and industry partners is an important component of successful dual enrollment programs. Chatsworth will continue to build relationships with site members, groups, and business. These relationships are fostered by the Dual enrollment support group on campus. The group includes CTE teachers, Administrator, out of classroom personnel, parent's, business leaders, and community members.
In order to expand our program we will need to continue to leverage relationships. These relationships include businesses, community members, parents, and colleges. Our business relationships include industry specific groups that can support the latest skills needed and relevant certification for the industry our students should complete. Business groups will be apart of an advisory board to guide student support and necessary steps to ensure positive progress. These groups will also continue to help support work based learning opportunities, site field trips, and career event support; guest speakers, materials, and information. Chatsworth will begin to offer parent information session to support families in their efforts to help the student complete the course work requirements. Parents and guardians are our first line of support for the students. We will expand out partnership with the community college with a renewed focus on sequence, process, and progress monitoring of the program. As a CTE school we will strengthen the relationship between the college CTE coordinator and the district CTE Dual Credit team to ensure the District Advisory Board will review all CTE dual enrollment offerings and the suggested credentials/certifications/degrees.