Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act
The Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (Chapter 261C, Iowa Code) was enacted in 1987 to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wider variety of options to high school students by enabling eleventh and twelfth grade students to enroll part time in nonsectarian courses in eligible postsecondary institutions of higher learning in Iowa. In order to be eligible to participate in this program, the student must meet these qualifications:
- Only students enrolled in grades eleven and twelve in public school are eligible, or grade ten students who have been identified and Gifted and Talented.
- Students who graduate after eight semesters of attendance (9-10) may not participate in the program after graduation.
- Students who request and are granted early graduation will not be permitted to participate under the Act for the remainder of that regular school year. The student must be enrolled in six courses in addition to physical education at Ankeny High School or Ankeny Centennial High School to enroll in a postsecondary enrollment course.
- For more information, please refer to Board Policy 604.6 - Instruction as a Post-Secondary Educational Institution.
It is necessary for all students who are interested in this program to have all forms filled out and also the approval of their
counselor prior to their enrollment.