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ACR-150 Dual Enrollment Week.(2017-2018)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 150
CHAPTER 46

Relative to Dual Enrollment Week.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  May 01, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 150, Limón. Dual Enrollment Week.
This measure would recognize the week of March 18, 2018, to March 24, 2018, inclusive, as Dual Enrollment Week in California and would encourage colleges and universities to visit high schools and take action to help pupils register in dual enrollment courses.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Dual enrollment programs offer pupils the opportunity to take challenging college courses while still enrolled in high school; and
WHEREAS, Successful completion of and satisfactory performance in a dual enrollment course awards pupils college credit at colleges and universities worldwide, representing a substantial savings in college tuition for students and parents; and
WHEREAS, Bringing awareness to dual enrollment programs can provide pathways to higher education for all pupils, especially those from underrepresented communities; and
WHEREAS, Challenging dual enrollment courses significantly contribute toward building a globally competitive, career-ready workforce in California; and
WHEREAS, The State Department of Education, school districts, the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and nonprofit college access organizations that administer or facilitate the participation in dual enrollment programs have had a long-standing partnership to build participation in dual enrollment in California; and
WHEREAS, In the 2015–16 fall, winter, spring, and summer terms, there was a total enrollment of 158,403 high school pupils in California Community Colleges; and
WHEREAS, The above figure represents continued growth in the number of public school pupils taking dual enrollment courses in California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby recognizes the week of March 18, 2018, to March 24, 2018, inclusive, as Dual Enrollment Week in California; and be it further
Resolved, That colleges and universities are encouraged to visit high schools and take action to help pupils register in dual enrollment courses; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.