Dual College Enrollment
Dual College Enrollment
Dual enrollment allows Castlemont students to take community college courses while in high school. Castlemont currently offers two dual enrollment classes. Classes are open to all students and currently serve students within the Community Health Equity Academy (CHEA), Sustainable Urban Design Academy (SUDA), and International Pathways, as well as 9th & 12th grade students. Courses offer students the opportunity to continue to explore pathway themes and topics in a rigorous setting that cultivates college and career readiness.
- Child Growth and Development allows students to fulfill an undergraduate general education requirement in the social and behavioral science & is UC/ CSU transferable. Upon completion of this program, students will receive the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Associate Teacher Permit, with a School-Age Emphasis. This certificate combines some of the core courses in the Education AA-T with fieldwork in the schools, as well as additional courses focusing on school readiness. Students who complete this program will qualify to serve as teachers' aides in classrooms from pre-kindergarten and transitional kindergarten through third grade, as well as after-school programs.
- Juvenile Law & Procedure course covers the history and philosophy of juvenile law and procedures in America: Assessment of juvenile court law and agencies involved in crime control, law enforcement approach to delinquency control utilizing accepted techniques of prevention, repression, investigation, and apprehension of youthful offenders.
In spring 2021, we will expand our course offerings to continue to incorporate both the unique green spaces on campus, including a 1 acre farm, and our Fabrication Lab. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a college level CTE course which allows them to engage in authentic community projects, gain technical skills, and learn more about pathway aligned careers. Students will be able to enroll in an Environmental Management Technology course, part of an Urban Agroecology Certification, or Digital Fabrication through the Laney Carpentry department.
Dual enrollment courses also align with campus work-based learning opportunities, giving students the opportunity to get college level credit and hands on experience.
For more information about Dual Enrollment:
Work Based Learning Coordinator