Holden’s Bill to Increase Educational Opportunities for High School Students Passes Key Committee

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Government Holden’s Bill to Increase Educational Opportunities for High School Students Passes Key Committee AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 4:18 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to expand pathways for high school students who want to pursue college courses or career tech classes, was unanimously approved in Assembly Higher Education Committee today.AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment would expand and encourage opportunities for high school students who are capable of advanced scholastic or vocational work to enroll in community college courses. It would also encourage students who need additional help passing the California High School Exit Exam and students who traditionally do not attend college, but would like to see if it’s the right path for them.“This bill would give high school students a head start on their college careers and ease the transition from high school to college,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “Numerous studies have shown that concurrent enrollment increases college success by providing rigorous academic opportunities, exposing high school students to the college experience and expanding job training programs that prepare students for vocational careers.”AB 1451 would modify the restrictions on enrolling high school students in community college courses by creating formal partnerships between community college districts and high schools in its area. The bill also prohibits “double-dipping” where both the high school and the college were reimbursed for the student.center_img Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more