Enrichment Opportunities

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment is an opportunity for current high school students to also take courses at a community college. All current high school students who wish to be concurrently enrolled at a community college need to get the high school permission form signed by their guidance counselor before they are allowed to register for any course. Each community college has its own form and process for registering for classes so please make sure you read all instructions. The links on this page in the Concurrent Enrollment Information for Local Community Colleges section will take you to the specific campus procedures.

Age restrictions: Most community colleges require students to complete 10th grade before they are allowed to enroll, but some are also open to students who have completed 9th grade. You will need to check the requirements of the community college for all concurrent enrollment age requirements.

Guidelines for Concurrent Enrollment

  • It is not mandatory or expected that high school students take a college class to be admitted to college;
  • All grades will be part of a student’s permanent college record that will follow them in the future;
  • All classes and grades must be reported to colleges;
  • To verify which courses offered at community colleges are UC/CSU transferable and in which category, refer to the online student-transfer information system Assist at assist.org; and
  • Classes taken at a community college will be recorded on a student’s college transcript and will not be transferred back to the high school transcript. It is the student’s responsibility to report college courses on college applications and submit official transcripts during the application process.

Concurrent Enrollment Instructions for De Anza College

If you are interested in taking a class at DeAnza through Concurrent Enrollment, please do the following:

  1. Check to make sure the class you want is being offered this quarter and that you have met the pre-requisites. The pre-requisites are listed in the course description.
  2. Register as a student at DeAnza through CCCApply on DeAnza's website. You will receive your DeAnza ID# by email from "admissions" within 1-3 days.
  3. Once you have received your DeAnza ID number, fill out the blue concurrent enrollment form in the guidance office and list the classes you may want to take. You do not need to indicate which section you want to take, just the course name and number. We are approving you for the course, not a particular day/time. Even if you only plan to take one class, you should list possible classes you are interested in taking in case one of them is full. You will not be able to sign up for a class unless it is listed on your concurrent enrollment form.
  4. You and your parents need to sign on the front and back of the form and submit it your guidance counselor's inbox.
  5. You can pick up your signed and stamped form 2 days after submission from Mrs. Hamilton in the Guidance Office. She is here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  6. Take your completed form to DeAnza's Admissions and Records office (the address is at the top of the DeAnza form).

Concurrent Enrollment Information for local Community Colleges

Please visit the websites below for information specific to concurrent enrollment at each of the following community colleges: 

Summer Programs

Finding a Summer Program 

There are many Summer Enrichment Programs available for students. A comprehensive list can now be found in your Naviance Family Connection account. Once logged into Naviance, click on the “colleges” tab, then click on “enrichment programs.” 

In addition to the comprehensive list in your Naviance account, the College and Career website has many local and national programs in the fields of: Business and Leadership, Arts and Humanities, STEM and Health. 

Monta Vista does not endorse these programs. Students and their parents/guardians are responsible for investigating these programs thoroughly before signing up for any of them. 

If you have any questions about summer programs come into the College and Career Center (A-102) and speak with Ms. Parfet! 

Letters of Recommendation and Transcript Requests

Many of these programs require an extensive application process, often asking for the submission of letters of recommendation and/or transcripts. Please complete the Summer Program Recommendation Request in addition to contacting your teacher and/or guidance counselor directly. 

If your programs requests your counselor or teacher to provide tests scores; AP, SAT, ACT or subject tests, you will need to provide the scores as counselors and teachers do not have access to them otherwise.

Steps for Summer Program transcript purchase:

  1. Go to the online Student Store
  2. Purchase the number of Summer Program transcripts you will be needing
  3. Print your receipt and bring it to Ms. Parfet in the College and Career Center A-102 **Processing cannot start without receipt**
  4. 4. Wait about 5 business days and come pick it up from the College and Career Center A-102

Summer Program questions should be directed towards Ms. Parfet, College and Career Advisor.