College Courses

College or university courses, including online college or university courses, may be taken for high school credit if prior permission is received from the principal or designee to assure that provisions of this procedure have been followed. Arrangement to apply this credit toward high school graduation must be made prior to the first meeting of the course, and the following stipulations apply:

  1. The course must be taken after the student has completed two years of high school.
  2. Students may apply a maximum of twenty (20) high school credits from college or pre-approved college online courses toward high school graduation. In addition to these twenty (20) credits, students may repeat a class which has been attempted and failed at the high school level.
  3. It is the responsibility of students who wish to apply college credit toward graduation requirements to see that their transcript is forwarded to the high school registrar in a timely manner. Seniors must see that the counselor and the registrar are informed of the intent to use college credit. Students should notify their counselor prior to the beginning of each class that high school credit is their intent. They must also notify the registrar one week before the end of the class whether or not they are passing in a college class. College teachers are not included in credit/passing checks which are done to determine whether or not a student can participate in graduation ceremonies. Counselors should provide students with appropriate forms for these notifications.
  4. Online courses taken outside of the district must be pre-approved by the district designee prior to enrollment. 
Students will be allowed high school credit on the following schedule:
College Units Equivalent High School
2 semester units (3 qtr. units) 2.5 credits
3 semester units (4.5 qtr. units) 5 credits
4 semester units (6 qtr. units) 7.5 credits
5 semester units (7.5 qtr. units) 10 credits

Students who receive one semester unit (minimum 35 hours) for a physical education class will receive 2.5 high school credits in physical education.

Palomar College Courses

Many of our students desire to take classes at Palomar Community College. Palomar does allow our students to attend their campus with special permissions. Follow the directions below and on Palomar's website if you wish to enroll in any of their classes.
  • Enroll at Palomar on their website for K-12 Special Permission. (Palomar ID#, and Minor Permission Forms)
  • Once you complete the above directions, bring your forms to the Registrar at Westview (in the Wolverine Center)
  • The Registrar will provide you with approval signatures needed on your forms (as long as you meet the grade requirements). (example: Math classes - grade verification and signatures are given through verification with your AP Calc BC teacher)
  • After you receive your forms back from WVHS, you take them to Palomar or their extension campus (at the Rancho Bernardo Education Center).
  • If you are under 16 years of age, then permission to attend each class must be requested of the Palomar faculty member who will sign the K-12 Special Admissions Approval form if permission is granted. Admissions staff will process the enrollment in person.  (Note: You can obtain permission by emailing the Palomar professor - take a copy of the Palomar professor's reply with you to Palomar along with your forms back to Palomar)
  • In order to receive credit towards graduation, you will need to ensure the class has been previously approved for PUSD credit. You will also need to fill out the required forms BEFORE you starting taking the class. The forms are available at the Registrar's office in the Wolverine Center.
  Palomar Contacts for questions about the above: 
Admissions Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm | Friday 7:30 am-2:00 pm​
Phone: 760-744-1150, ext 2164

Math Courses after AP Calc BC at Palomar
Students who have successfully completed AP Calculus BC, may continue to higher level math classes, including:
  1. Math 200 (Linear Algebra)
  2. Math 205 (Multi variable Calculus, Calculus III)
  3. Math 206 (Differential Calculus)
These classes are taught at the new South Education Center in Rancho Bernardo in the evenings. Please see the course catalog for specific dates and times. The course is free of tuition but students must purchase the book. Student must pay a minimal student health fee.

Instructional Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am-10:00 pm | No classes on Fridays or Saturdays.

For Summer 2020: Registration opens May 4, 2020. Classes start June 22, 2020.
For Fall 2020: Registration opens June 15, 2020. Classes start August 24, 2020
For Spring 2021: Registration starts in the first two weeks of November. Classes start February 1, 2020.

UCSD Extension Math Courses

UCSD will NOT be offering either Multi-variable Calculus OR Linear Algebra for the Fall semester. If we can return to in-person learning for the Spring semester, then one of those courses may be offered. UCSD Extension is only offering online instruction and the teacher, Brian Shay, did not feel he could maintain the rigor of the course if he could not give exams in-person.
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