Community College Classes (Early Start)

WHERE?
Local Community Colleges:

1. San Joaquin Delta College (Mountain House, CA and  Stockton, CA)
2. Las Positas College (Livermore, CA)


WHY?

Students take community college classes while in high school for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons are:

1. To supplement or compliment their schedules at MHHS.
2. To explore college level coursework.
*3. To complete high school or college admission requirements. 

*= If MHHS students take and pass 6-7 classes at MHHS each year, they do not need to take courses at community colleges to be on-track for graduation and 4-year college eligibility. There are plenty of opportunities to take challenging courses in a regular scheduled day at MHHS. 

WHAT?

Students take all types of courses at community colleges. MHHS does require that students complete a PRE-registration course approval form for each course they would like to take. 

Determining student placement in courses at community college is based on student placement test scores (done at the college) and course availability. Prerequisite course work and placement test score minimums are listed for each course or can be found by contacting colleges directly. MHHS counselors do not determine course placement at community colleges. 

Community colleges offer classes in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. For each trimester, colleges will publish their own schedule of classes.

Delta College Schedule of Classes: Check in late June for Fall classes, December for Spring classes, and early April for Summer classes. 

Las Positas Schedule of ClassesCheck in late June for Fall classes, December for Spring classes, and early April for Summer classes. 

REGISTERING: 
Students must complete a registration process for any community college that they would like to attend. Students are encouraged to start their research process as early as possible to ensure that they are able to meet all the registration timelines. 

Delta College Registration Guide: This page offers an outline of the registration process for high school students. 

Las Positas College Registration GuideThis page offers an outline of the registration process for high school students. 

MHHS counselors will sign completed (course requests must be listed) enrollment forms required by each school as part of their enrollment process. Links to enrollment forms for download can be found on each guide page listed above. 


HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT/TRANSCRIPTS:
MHHS Counselors will verify if courses taken outside of MHHS will satisfy requirements to be included on a student's MHHS transcript through completion of the Non-MHHS Pre-registration Course Approval process (form linked to above).

Courses that are taken outside of MHHS to complete a high school graduation requirement and/or a minimum college admission requirement can be added to a student's MHHS transcript. Quick guide to requirements: HERE

Elective courses or elective levels of courses taken outside of MHHS will not be added to a student's high school transcript. Students are still allowed to take elective courses and all the same registration processes apply to enrolling in them.