Concurrent/Dual Enrollment

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Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
What is it?
There are three ways to access college classes:
1. Attend a community college course taught on the OSA campus (dual enrollment)
2. Take a community college course online
3. Take a course at a community college (concurrent enrollment)
How can dual and concurrent enrollment benefit high school students?
What early college credit provides: 
1. Students have a larger selection of course choices
2. Students can earn college credits before they graduate
3. Students have more opportunity to be competitive in the college admissions system
OSA is partnered with the Peralta System (Laney, Berkeley City, Alameda, and Merritt Colleges) to offer college courses to our students free of charge (11 credits or less). We are also working to offer some Peralta courses on our campus; we were able to bring Statistics to OSA for 18/19 and we hope to add more for the 19/20 school year! 
In order for our students to take these courses, they need to register for the Peralta System and fill out the enrollment form. The form requires students to have our counselor's and principal's signatures as well as the school seal before it can be submitted. Once students register and complete the form, they have to personally bring the document to the Peralta Campus where their course is located. 
Instructions for registration and the enrollment form are available at the link below; students can visit the Peralta site at to view the schedules for Summer and Fall 2019.
Registration Instructions/Enrollment Form
Students can also refer to this chart for step by step registration instructions
Saddleback Enrollment Information for Online ASL
*Please note that the Peralta System and Saddleback are separate from Oakland School for the Arts. To get credit for courses, students must request transcripts from Peralta and submit them to OSA. In addition, OSA does not oversee Peralta courses, grades, or staffing. For questions or concerns about classes, grading, or teachers, please reach out to Peralta.