Students at Lakeside have the opportunity to take concurrent credit college courses beginning in the ninth grade. Students have the opportunity to obtain up to 66 college hours and an associate of arts degree from National Park College. However, in order to be eligible for a college credit course, students must meet college requirements for admission. Test scores from the ACT or ACCUPLACER are used to determine whether or not a student may enroll in a college course.
About the ACT: Given on six national test dates per year. It is composed of four parts and students take all four parts in one testing session. For more information on the ACT test dates and how to register, please go to www.actstudent.org. Cut cores for ACT: Reading – 19 Math – 20 English - 19
About the ACCUPLACER: This test has been designed by Collegeboard to be administered to students who do not have an ACT score. It has three parts, but students may take one, two, or all three parts as they need them. The ACCUPLACER may be taken at Lakeside High School on specific scheduled days. However, the ACCUPLACER may only be taken two times per school year. See your student’s grade level counselor to schedule the ACCUPLACER. Cut scores for ACCUPLACER: Reading – 78 Math (College Algebra) – 63 English/Sentence Skills – 83
For math courses, students must make the cut scores in math and reading.
For English Comp I and II, students must make the cut score in English and reading.
For ALL other courses, students must make the cut score in reading only. Deadline for earning the cut score and turning it in to the counselor’s office is May 26, 2017.
Associate of Arts Program Available Courses