A resource for secondary school and community college partners, the Dual Enrollment Toolkit highlights promising practices for smoothing the transition to college for historically underrepresented students.

Dual enrollment means taking college courses while still enrolled in high school. High-quality dual enrollment can be a powerful force for equity, by providing intentional support for students and increasing access to college through carefully structured pathways.

Availability of dual enrollment across California increased dramatically after the College and Career Access Pathways Act (or CCAP, or AB 288) took effect in 2015. This toolkit was first produced in 2016 to address the many ways that CCAP expanded and changed dual enrollment.

The toolkit provides specific, concrete guidance and evidence to interested K-12 and college administrators, faculty, and staff who are planning to build partnerships to support dual enrollment efforts on their campuses or within their districts.

The Career Ladders Project and The Research and Planning (RP) Group for California Community Colleges, in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, have identified and organized a variety of tools based on research and work in the field. These tools will help community colleges and their secondary partners develop and maintain dual enrollment offerings. Funded by the Califonia Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Rancho Santiago Community College District, and the James Irvine Foundation.