National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
Northwest Iowa Community College will be seeking the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) certification for our concurrent enrollment programs. The process will begin in 2009 and be completed by 2012.
NACEP is a professional organization for high schools and colleges that fosters and supports rigorous concurrent enrollment. Established in 1999 in response to the dramatic increase in concurrent enrollment courses throughout the country, NACEP serves as a national accrediting body and supports all members by providing standards of excellence, research, communication and advocacy.
Concurrent enrollment (also called dual enrollment or dual credit) programs provide a unique and sustainable way to deliver rigorous curriculum to a broad range of high school students. They simultaneously provide a mechanism for delivering ongoing professional development to America's most talented teachers. As concurrent enrollment programs continue to flourish across the country, an ever broader audience is taking note. Thus, in addition to current and prospective NACEP members, this Web site is intended to serve students, parents, educators and policy-makers interested in learning more about the innovative and proven concurrent enrollment model.