K-12 Partnerships with Academic Extension Programs

Topics: Economic Development, Administration and Finance, External Affairs, University Extension

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Research Questions

  • What opportunities exist across the K-12 education system for partnering with academic extension programs? 
  • How do academic extension programs navigate district, state, and federal regulations related to K-12 education?
  • How do institutions identify and supplement academic opportunities that public education systems do not offer?
  • How is extension program credit transcribed for high school students, and is dual credit offered?


This report describes successful partnerships between K-12 systems and academic extension programs, exploring various considerations for initiation and administration of partnerships, including state and federal regulations, liability issues, credit transcription, and program funding options. The report also identifies models for concurrent enrollment programs that offer college credit courses to high school students during regular school hours.

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