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SPECIAL ADMIT ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I. Registration will only be allowed for courses that have been approved by the school Principal or Counselor. The completed Special Admit Form and Special Admit
Acknowledgments should be submitted to Admissions & Records after the college application has been submitted and before the student's Registration Date. The
Registration Date can be found on WebAdvisor by selecting "View Online Registration Date." Registration priority is afforded to College Students as per the California
Code of Regulations, title 5, section 58108. Registration for Special Admit Students will only be allowed after College Students' registration dates have passed.
II. All student record information (including transcripts and class schedules) are confidential and not accessible to parents or guardians. Student information will only be
released directly to the student.
III. Students interested in taking a course that has a prerequisite of Intermediate Algebra must have successfully completed Algebra II, Integrated Math III or a higher
level math course. To be cleared for these courses, students must submit the Prerequisite Clearance Form along with transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
IV. The student will be receiving college credits for the classes in which they are enrolled. The student is establishing a permanent college transcript with the college.
V. It is the student's responsibility to drop the class before the drop deadline if they choose to stop attending the course.
VI. The student is responsible for knowing the refund and drop deadlines associated with the course(s) in which they are enrolled. This information can be found in the
course's "Section Information" on WebAdvisor
VII. If the Special Admit Student is enrolled full-time within the Rancho Santiago Community College District (which includes Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana
College), the student will be charged the current Enrollment Fees for all units. Full-time is defined as 12 units for the Fall and Spring semesters and 6 units for the
Summer and Intersession terms.
VIII. The Enrollment Fee (in-state fee) is waived for Special Admit Students who are in grades 9th - 12th and enrolled less than full-time within RSCCD. However, Special
Admit Students will be responsible for other mandated and required college fees if the course(s) are taken at the college. These fees must be paid in full within 3 days
of registration. If the fees are not paid in full within 3 days, the student may be dropped from their course(s) for non-payment. All fees are waived when enrolling in
courses located at the high school.
IX. RSCCD shall charge a tuition fee to nonresident students who hold F1/F2 visas. F1/F2 students are not exempted.
X. Special Admit Students who are enrolled in grades K - 8th are required to pay all enrollment fees, and all other mandated and required college fees.
XI. Special Admit Students may request academic accommodations through the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) office at (714) 628-4860 or through the
Dual Enrollment Office at (714) 628-5937.
XII. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender or sex in
education programs and activities operated by RSCCD. The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct,
intimate partner violence, and stalking. Please contact the District Administrator for Title IX if you have any questions about school policies or wish to file a report
(www.rsccd.edu/incidentreportingform). To learn more about Title IX, please visit www.rsccd.edu/titleix
PRINCIPAL/COUNSELOR'S CERTIFICATION FOR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
Section 1. Section 48800 of the Education Code: 48800. (a) The governing board of a school district may determine which pupils would benefit from advanced scholastic or
vocational work. The intent of this section is to provide educational enrichment opportunities for a limited number of eligible pupils, rather than to reduce current course
requirements of elementary and secondary schools. The governing board may authorize those pupils, upon recommendation of the principal of the pupil's school of
attendance, and with parental consent, to attend a community college during any session or term as special part-time or full-time students and to undertake one or more
courses of instruction offered at the community college level. (b) If the governing board denies a request for a special part-time or full-time enrollment at a community
college for any session or term for a pupil who is identified as highly gifted, the board shall issue its written recommendation and the reasons for the denial within 60 days.
The written recommendation and denial shall be issued at the next regularly scheduled board meeting that falls at least 30 days after the request has been submitted. (c)
The students shall receive credit for community college courses that they complete at the level determined appropriate by the school district and community college
district governing boards. (d) The principal of a school may only recommend a pupil for community college summer sessions if that pupil meets all the following criteria: (1)
Demonstrates adequate preparation in the discipline to be studied. (2) Exhausts all opportunities to enroll in an equivalent course, if any, at his or her school of attendance.
(3) For any particular grade level, a principal may not recommend for community college summer session attendance more than 5 percent of the total number of pupils
who completed that grade immediately prior to the time of recommendation. (4) Notwithstanding Article 3 (commencing with Section 33050) of Chapter 1 of Part 20,
compliance with this subdivision may not be waived.
Section 2. Section 48800.5 of the Education Code: 48800.5 (a) A parent or guardian of a pupil, regardless of the pupil's age or class level, may petition of the governing
board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled to authorized the attendance of the pupil at a community college as a special full-time student on the ground that
the pupil would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work that would thereby be available. If the governing board denies the petition, the pupil's parent or
guardian may file an appeal with the county board of education, which shall render a final decision on the petition in writing within 30 days. (b) A pupil who attends a
community college as a special full-time student pursuant to this section is exempt from compulsory school attendance under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 46100)
of Part 26. (c) A parent or guardian of a pupil who is not enrolled in a public school may directly petition the president of any community college to authorize the
attendance of the pupil at the community college as a special part-time or full-time student on the ground that the pupil would benefit from advanced scholastic or
vocational work that would thereby be available. (d) Any pupil authorized to attend a community college as a special full-time student shall, nevertheless, be required to
undertake courses of instruction of a scope and duration sufficient to satisfy the requirements of law. (e) For purposes of allowances and apportionments from the State
School Fund, a community college shall be credited with additional units of average daily attendance attributable to the attendance of special full-time students at the
Section 3. Section 48802 of the Education Code: 48802. (a) For purposes of allowances and apportionments from Section B of the State School Fund, a community college
shall be credited with additional units of average daily attendance attributable to the attendance of pupils at the community college as special part-time students pursuant
to this article and as set forth in Section 76002. (b) A school district whose pupils attend a community college as special part-time students pursuant to this article shall, for
purposes of allowances and apportionments from Section A of the State School Fund, continue to receive credit for attendance by those pupils computed in the manner
prescribed by law, and a pupil's attendance at school for the minimum school day shall be deemed a day of attendance for purposes of making the computation.