Advancing quality college courses in high school
NACEP works to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. As the sole accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnerships, NACEP helps these programs adhere to the highest standards so students experience a seamless transition to college and teachers benefit from meaningful, ongoing professional development.
To advance the field and support our national network of members, we actively share the latest knowledge about best practices, research, and advocacy. Our annual conference is the premier destination for college officials, high school leaders, policymakers, and researchers interested in creating an effective academic bridge between high school and college.
What is Concurrent Enrollment?
Concurrent enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college credit-bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers.
Concurrent enrollment partnerships:
- foster strong collaboration between a high school and a college or university
- deliver a rigorous college curriculum, providing students a seamless transition between high school and college
- offer innovative high school teachers a chance to engage in valuable, on-going professional development in their chosen disciplines
NACEP’s 83 accredited concurrent enrollment partnerships in 18 states collectively provide annual discipline-specific professional development to 11,000 high school teachers in 3,000 high schools. These teachers, who all hold the credentials necessary to teach a college course, bring the challenge of college courses to over 185,000 students in their supportive high school environment.