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Advanced Education @ West Sacramento Center: 

Congratulations on taking the first steps to taking classes at Sacramento City College (SCC) while you’re in Washington Middle College High School. This is a great chance to get a head start on your college education. On this page we have outlined some information and applications to help you get started.

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First Steps

New Student?

The first step in becoming a student at Sacramento City College is apply and receive a “W Number.” This number will allow you to apply for advanced education and will allow you to take classes with us. You can follow this short video to help you apply to SCC: https://tinyurl.com/wmchs-new
 

Returning Student?

If you have taken classes previously at Sacramento City College, you may need to fill out a Supplemental Form. You can find this on your eServices account. You can follow this short video to help you fill out your Supplemental Form:  https://tinyurl.com/wmchs-returning
 

Important!

Advanced education courses become a part of a student's permanent college transcript and could impact eligibility for financial aid and admission to other postsecondary institutions.
 

Satisfy Course Prerequisites

Your placements into English and Math are primarily based on your high school GPA. If you are taking English and/or Math, we will process your placement and it will be visible in eServices. To view placements, login to eServices, click on Student Center tile and your placements are displayed in the Assessment Placements section. If you don’t see any placements and the classes you need/want have prerequisites in English or Math, please contact Pam Sparks about filling out a Placement Re-Evaluation Form. 

SUMMER 2020

General Information

During the Summer terms, students at Washington Middle College will apply using the regular advanced education process. In order to be eligible to apply, you must be 16 years old OR must have completed the 10th grade. You must also have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA. You can only take a minimum of TWO courses, not including labs or supplemental courses. Please work with Pam Sparks to fill out your advanced education application carefully. If you don’t meet these requirements and believe you’ll be successful taking classes over summer, please contact Pam Sparks about filling out an advanced education petition along with advanced education application.

Summer 2020 Registration

Registration for advanced education students for the Summer 2020 term will begin Wednesday, May 6th. Please have a completed advanced education application packet turned in a week before to ensure you get enrolled into your classes by West Sacramento Center staff. Our class schedule for summer is currently out and can be found on our website: https://losrios.edu/academics/search-class-schedules

Fee Payment

As advanced education students have their tuition/enrollment fees waived, students are only responsible for the payment of the additional fees, including the universal transit pass (UTP) and student representation fee. 

Request Your Textbooks Early

Buy your books online at the SCC Bookstore website or through another bookstore site. Check our bookstore website for dates when textbooks go on sale: https://bookstore.scc.losrios.edu/home. WMCHS does not provide summer textbooks.

FALL/SPRING

General Information

Washington Middle College High School has an agreement that is special during the regular semesters (Fall/Spring). In order to be eligible to apply, you must be at least 14 years old. You must also have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. If you don’t meet these requirements and believe you’ll be successful taking classes over fall/summer, please contact Pam Sparks about filling out an advanced education petition. You must also follow these guidelines carefully based on your grade level you will during the Fall 2020 semester:   ̈
  • 9th Graders
    • Max 3 College Units Per Term (Petition Available)
    • Classes Pre-Selected for Fall/Spring
    • Not Eligible to Take Classes at Main Campus  ̈
  • 10th Graders
    • Max 6 College Units Per Term (Petition Available)
    • Not Eligible to Take Classes at Main Campus (Petition Available)  ̈
  • 11th Graders
    • Max 11 College Units Per Term (Petition Available)
    • May Take Classes at Main Campus  ̈
  • 12th Graders
    • Max 11 College Units Per Term (Petition Available)
    • May Take Classes at Main Campus

Fall 2020 Registration

Registration for advanced education students for the Fall 2020 term will begin mid-June. Please have a completed advanced education application packet turned in as early as possible to ensure you get enrolled into your classes by West Sacramento Center staff. Our class schedule for fall will be out mid-May and can be found on our website: https://losrios.edu/academics/search-class-schedules
 

Fee Payment

As per agreement with Washington Middle College High School, you will not be charged for books or additional fees during the Fall/Spring semester.  

TERM INFO

Enrollment

You will be manually enrolled by West Sacramento Center staff once you have a completed and approved advanced education packet on file. Once enrolled, you will be notified by West Sacramento Center staff through your Los Rios Gmail. You can view your class enrollment by logging in to your eServices and clicking
the Manage Classes tile. The default will be View My Classes. You can click on the blue links underneath each class to see Enrollment Deadlines.
 

Waitlisted

If you are on a waitlist, make sure to check your status daily before the semester starts. You can view your schedule through eServices. If you’re still on a waitlist when the semester starts, make sure you email the instructor with your request to add the class. If there is room, they will give you a permission number via email. Forward that email to Pam Sparks, so the West Sacramento Center staff can enroll you into the class.
 

Deadlines

In college, there are deadlines for everything – adding classes and dropping a class with a “W” (withdrawal) notation just to name a few. Make sure you’re aware of those deadlines every semester. Click this link for important dates and deadlines: https://losrios.edu/admissions/academic-calendar

RESOURCES

Use your Los Rios Gmail Student Email Account

This is the email address that is used when your instructors and college offices contact you. Don’t miss out on important emails – actively use your student email. You can access Los Rios Gmail on the SCC Homepage (top right corner – Student Login): https://www.scc.losrios.edu/
 

Check Out the Online Services Available at SCC

Many student support services are offered at SCC and we encourage you to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with what is available: https://www.scc.losrios.edu/onlineservices
 

All Summer Classes are Online!

As all online courses are offered via Canvas (https://canvas.losrios.edu/), the cloud-based learning management system utilized by the Los Rios Community College District, students enrolled in any of these courses can access coursework anywhere where they have access to a computer and the internet.
 

Canvas Resources

Canvas 24/7 Support: (916) 568-3199
Search the Canvas Guides - https://guides.instructure.com/
 
Most communication in an online class consists of written messages between you and the instructor and discussions among class participants. If you have difficulty with an assignment or have questions, you must be willing to "speak up" to inform the instructor. Good typing skills also are a plus. 

CHECKLIST

Checklist for Students

  • Completed Advanced Education Application 

  • A Copy of Current High School Transcript (Unofficial) - This will be processed by Pam Sparks

  • A Copy of Current Unofficial Los Rios Transcript (if applicable)

  • Completed Petition Form (if applicable)

  • Placement Re-Evaluation Form (if applicable)

Only complete the forms online: they will be routed to your high school counselor. Please DO NOT send the
packet directly to Sacramento City College. It WILL NOT get processed.