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Community College Classes

 
WHERE?
Local Community Colleges:

1. San Joaquin Delta College (Mountain House, CA and  Stockton, CA) BUS TRANSPORTATION- STARTING OCT. 2018 in MH

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. 
 
WHEN? 
If students plan to complete required course work through outside providers (examples: US History, World History, etc) courses must be done no later than the Fall semester of the year prior to the year they are required in a student's schedule at MHHS (more information is provided at the end of this page-scroll down to "Reminder!" section). Please refer to our 4-year plan to learn more about required course years. 

WHAT?

Students take all types of courses at community colleges. MHHS does require that students complete an online Non- MHHS course planning form for each course they would like to take.
 
* The online planning form will close each year on the last day of school, but will reopen on the first day of the new school year. 
 
MHHS offers a short listing of courses at Delta college that are articulated and may replace core coursework at MHHS. Please see the list of articulated courses HERE
Community colleges offer classes in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. For each trimester, colleges will publish their own schedule of classes according to their own timeline. We recommend checking 2-3 months prior to the course start date for the new semester of courses. 

Delta College Class and Course Search

Las Positas Schedule of 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.
 
Delta offers several tutorial videos to help students navigate their MyDelta page. Please check HERE for videos on: logging into MyDelta, checking your enrollment appointment, registering for a class, dropping a class, viewing nd ordering your Delta transcript. 

Las Positas College Registration Guide: This 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. This determination will be sent via email within 2-4 days after submitting the online Non-MHHS course planning form (linked to above). 

College courses that are worth 3.0 units are equivalent to 10.0 weighted credits on the MHHS transcript. College courses that are 4.0+ units will receive a maximum of 10.0 weighted credits on the MHHS transcript. 

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. 
REMINDER! 
Courses to be articulated (added) to the MHHS transcript must be completed in the Fall semester of the year prior to the year they are required at MHHS. Please refer to the chart below for a sample timeline of Delta College courses. Please refer to our 4-year plan to learn more about required course years. 
 
All students considering outside coursework are encouraged to review the information on our website regarding Non-MHHS Courses. This guide is designed to help students get started with their research and seek approval for their outside coursework by completing the Non-MHHS Course Planning Form. Managing coursework outside of MHHS is the responsibility of the student.  
 
EXAMPLE: Delta College Courses: NON-MHHS Articulation Matrix
 

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

SUMMER BREAK

9TH GRADE

HIST 2B (World History)

HIST 17A (US History)

ENG 1A (English 11)

HIST 17A (US History)

ENG 1A (English 11)

10TH GRADE

HIST 17A (US History)

ENG 1A (English 11)

POLSCI 1 (Government)

ECON 05 (Economics)

ENG 1B (English 12)

POLSCI 1 (Government)

ECON 05 (Economics)

ENG 1B (English 12)

11TH GRADE

POLSCI 1 (Government)

ECON 05 (Economics)

ENG 1B (English 12)

No articulation options this semester

No articulation options this semester

12TH GRADE

No articulation options this semester

No articulation options this semester

No articulation options this semester

 
MHHS counselors are not able to advise on specific outside coursework or answer questions about schedules, enrollment processes, or contact information for outside institutions.