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PSEO, Academy, and Alternate Concurrent Courses

This letter is to provide additional information on certain high school courses that are tied to college credit, either through the University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, or Advanced Placement (AP).  

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA AND KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSES
Because of the need to award college credit, courses that are connected to the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College must continue to progress and you/your child is expected to participate and complete all requirements.  These may include PSEO courses at the University of Iowa, Academy courses at Kirkwood, any additional courses taken at Kirkwood, and select courses taken at our high schools that award Kirkwood credit including Comp 2 and several PLTW courses.

You/your child should be in touch with their teacher to understand what the requirements of course completion are.  Failure to complete these requirements will result in a failing grade for the course which will be reflected in your/your child’s high school and college transcript.  If you have any questions, please contact the teacher or your school counselor.

Due to the unique situation, we are in, the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College are offering a Pass/No Pass option for these courses.  The Iowa City Community School District will follow this guidance for these courses and post the same grade to the ICCSD transcript that is posted by the college.  Please read the information on the links below carefully to consider whether the Pass/No Pass option is right for you/your child.

KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE PASS/NO PASS OPTION

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA TEMPORARY CHANGES 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
While courses providing Advanced Placement credit are currently considered voluntary for continued student learning, many students have signed up for AP testing and need to understand their options.  Following the College Board’s release of updated AP exam information on Friday, April 3, 2020, the AP Coordinators at City High, Liberty High and West High are working with AP teachers in all subject areas on appropriate next steps for students.  If you have any questions, please contact the teacher, your school counselor, or your AP Coordinator.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT UPDATE AND INFORMATION