High School Partnerships

Internet Based - Senior Year Plus

Internet courses taken through the Internet Based-Senior Year Plus Program can be concurrent enrollment courses at Iowa Central and are available to high school juniors and seniors and also to talented and gifted freshmen and sophomores.  Each high school determines which FlexNet or Online courses are approved.  The student must fill out the Iowa Central enrollment form with a designated person at the high school, usually the counselor or principal.  Students in English or math courses are required to meet Iowa Central’s minimum qualifications on a mandatory assessment test in order to enroll in these courses.  There is no cost to the student for either the course or for the books, even if the student should withdraw or fail the course.  The school is billed for each course.  Books are loaned to the students with the understanding that they are returned to the bookstore at the end of the course.  In order for the school to receive the textbooks for the students, a School Official must fill out SYP/PSEO Textbook Order Form found in the upper right corner of this page.

Students in Internet Based-SYP courses are expected to follow Iowa Central’s policies and guidelines, which can be found in the Handbook for High School Students Enrolled in College Courses. 

Students may *drop Internet Based-SYP/PSEO courses within the timeframe determined at the time of enrollment.  This information can be found by reviewing the student’s Welcome Email or the information in WebAdvisor under Drop/Withdraw from Class.  The class is removed from the transcript and the high school is not billed.  If a student desires to **withdraw from Internet Based-SYP/PSEO courses after the drop period (100% refund timeframe), a “W” will be placed on the transcript and the high school will be billed.  Students may not withdraw within the final 3-4 weeks of the end of the course. High school students should also check with their local high schools to follow their policies on dropping a course.  For other policies, please refer to the Handbook for HS Students.

The following is for the aforementioned group of students:
*Drop is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course without tuition charges or the course placed on the student’s transcript.

**Withdraw is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course, however, a “W” is placed on the student’s transcript and the high school is invoiced for the cost of the course.  

If there are questions concerning Internet Based-SYP, PSEO, or Earlybird classes, please contact Carrie Rock at Iowa Central at 1-800-362-2793 ext. 1096 or rock@iowacentral.edu.

PSEO

College classes taken through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) are available to high school juniors and seniors and also to talented and gifted freshmen and sophomores.  These courses may be taken in a variety of different ways—face-to-face (on campus), FlexNet, and Online. Each high school determines which courses are approved.  The student must fill out the Iowa Central enrollment form with a designated person at the high school, usually the counselor or principal.  Students in English or math courses are required to meet minimum qualifications on a mandatory assessment test in order to enroll in these courses.  The student is not charged for the cost of the course or for the book/s for the course.  The school is charged the actual cost of the course up to $250.  If the student should withdraw or fail the course, however, then the student or parent is required to reimburse the high school for the cost of the course.  Books for PSEO classes are loaned to the students with the understanding that they are returned to the bookstore at the end of the course. In order for the school to receive the PSEO textbooks for the students, a School Official must fill out the SYP/PSEO Textbook Order Form.

PSEO students are expected to follow Iowa Central's policies and guidelines, which can be found in the Handbook for High School Students Enrolled in College Courses.

Students may *drop Internet Based-SYP/PSEO courses within the timeframe determined at the time of enrollment.  This information can be found by reviewing the student’s Welcome Email or the information in WebAdvisor under Drop/Withdraw from Class.  The class is removed from the transcript and the high school is not billed.  If a student desires to **withdraw from Internet Based-SYP/PSEO courses after the drop period (100% refund timeframe), a “W” will be placed on the transcript and the high school will be billed.  Students may not withdraw within the final 3-4 weeks of the end of the course. High school students should also check with their local high schools to follow their policies on dropping a course.  For other policies, please refer to the Handbook for HS Students.

The following is for the aforementioned group of students:
*Drop is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course without tuition charges or the course placed on the student’s transcript.

**Withdraw is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course, however, a “W” is placed on the student’s transcript and the high school is invoiced for the cost of the course.

If there are questions concerning Internet Based-SYP, PSEO, or Earlybird classes, please contact Carrie Rock at Iowa Central at 1-800-362-2793 ext. 1096 or rock@iowacentral.edu.

Earlybird

Earlybird classes are concurrent enrollment classes that are offered at the area high schools. ICN classes are also considered Earlybird classes.  Each high school determines which classes will be offered each semester, upon approval by the college.  Students enroll with their instructor or counselor during the first few days of each class by completing a green Earlybird Student Enrollment/Application card.  Students in English or math courses are required to meet minimum qualifications on a mandatory assessment test in order to enroll in these courses.  There is no cost to the student for either the course or for the books, even if the student should withdraw or fail the course.  The school is billed for each course and the school is required to purchase the books.

Earlybird students are expected to follow Iowa Central's policies and guidelines, which can be found in the Handbook for High School Students Enrolled in College Courses.  

Students may *drop or add an Earlybird class before the end of the school district's drop/add period or within the first 5 session days of the course, whichever is less.  For a drop, the class is removed from the transcript and the high school is not billed.  If students want to **withdraw from Earlybird courses after the drop/add period at the student's high school up until appoximately the last 20% of the course, a “W” will be placed on the transcript and the high school will be billed. 

Students may not withdraw within last 20% of the end of the course. High school students should also check with their local high schools to follow their policies on dropping a course.  ICN courses follow a different structure for both a drop and withdraw.

The following is for the aforementioned group of students:
*Drop is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course without tuition charges or the course placed on the student’s transcript.

**Withdraw is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course, however, a “W” is placed on the student’s transcript and the high school is invoiced for the cost of the course.

If there are questions concerning Internet Based-SYP, PSEO, or Earlybird classes, please contact Carrie Rock at Iowa Central at 1-800-362-2793 ext. 1096 or rock@iowacentral.edu.

Charter

Charter schools allow students to enroll in college classes while they are still in high school.  In order to take classes through the charter school, a student must open enroll in the district that he/she wants to attend if the student does not live in that district.  Students can typically earn more college credits through a charter school than through the other methods in which high school students can earn college credits.  The charter school has its own rules and regulations so if there are questions, the high school should be contacted.

Charter school students are expected to follow Iowa Central's policies and guidelines, which can be found in the Student Handbook.

Students may *drop Charter courses within the college's add/drop period, which is the first 5 days of the semester.  The class is removed from the transcript and the high school is not billed.  If students want to **withdraw from Charter courses after 5 school days, a “W” will be placed on the transcript and the high school will be billed.  Students may not withdraw within the final 3-4 weeks of the end of the course. High school students should also check with their local high schools to follow their policies on dropping a course.

The following is for the aforementioned group of students:
*Drop is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course without tuition charges or the course placed on the student’s transcript.

**Withdraw is defined as requesting to be removed from a college course, however, a “W” is placed on the student’s transcript and the high school is invoiced for the cost of the course.

Courses Excluded

High school students may not take EMT or Aviation classes through PSEO, concurrent enrollment or the Charter School. They may, however, enroll and pay for the classes themselves.

The 8 week online courses are not offered to high school students.