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Concurrent Enrollment Policy - Community College Courses

  • Middle school (7th/8th) - must be enrolled in at least 4 classes per semester at Excel to qualify for concurrent enrollment at a community college.
  • High school (9th-12th) students must be enrolled in at least 4 classes (20 credits) per semester at Excel Academy to qualify for concurrent enrollment at a community college.
  • Student's assessments must show that student will benefit in taking advanced scholastic courses.
  • Student work samples must support that student is working at an advanced academic level and will benefit from taking advanced scholastic courses.
  • Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for academic courses, or a 2.7 GPA for elective/vocational courses.
  • Students must complete and sign the concurrent enrollment form obtained from the community college admissions office and submit it to Excel’s Registrar office ( The minimum time for concurrent enrollment approval is two weeks.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to know the community college’s registration and deadline dates (info can be found on the college’s website).
  • If student is not able to register for courses or doesn’t remain in the course, then student is responsible for informing their ToR and the High School Counselor. In this circumstance, student must work with ToR in finding another course to add to their Master Agreement.
  • Upon completion of the college course, students are required to have an official transcript sent to the Excel Academy office:

Excel Academy Charter
ATTN: Excel Registrar
1 Technology Drive, Ste I-811
Irvine, CA 92618

Upon receipt of the official transcript from the community college, the high school transcript will be updated to reflect the courses taken and grades earned.

Each community college designates a maximum number of units allowed per semester. It is recommended that students take a maximum of 2 classes while concurrently enrolled in Excel Academy. Students may only attend community college part-time. Once students are enrolled in full time course-work as determined by the community college in which the student is enrolled, they are no longer eligible for enrollment at Excel Academy.

If you have any questions about the community college courses or programs including transfer to the university of your choice, please consult a Community College Counselor.

Students must be aware and adhere to all college rules and regulations.

*Reminder only 5% per grade level can attend a community college during the summer. Priority will be given to those needing to graduate. Afterwards, it will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information on community colleges as written by The College Board see link: Community College FAQs and our own Community College Handbook.

For further information on dual/concurrent enrollment guidelines, you may view the CA Community College Chancellor Office website: