Expanded Options Program: For Parents & Guardians
PCC is excited to provide students with the opportunity to earn concurrent college and high school credit through the Expanded Options Program (EOP). To participate in the EOP, your child will need high school approval and must meet PCC's placement testing requirements of Reading 115, Writing 115 and Math 60. A letter of notification will be sent shortly after testing is completed. If accepted into the program, you and your child will be expected to attend mandatory EOP orientation session.
As your child enters college, some of your legal rights as a parent will change. In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, the legal right to access confidential educational records passes from you to your child. The only way PCC will release information to you, is to have your child provide the college with his or her written Consent to Release Confidential Information. Even with this permission, the college does not allow instructors to be contacted directly for information about class performance, attendance, or behavior.
Please help us ensure your child understands he or she will be held to the same standards for academic progress and conduct as other PCC students. Encourage him or her to access, read, and understand the important information provided in the Student Resources links on the EOP page for new and continuing students.
If your child does not qualify for the Expanded Options Program, don't get discouraged. There are a number of alternative programs offered by the college in partnership with area high schools. To find out more, visit our Alternative High School Programs web site or contact your child's high school counselor.