The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


The Superintendent shall annually, or as stated in the Interinstitutional Articulation Agreements, develop/revise articulation agreements jointly with postsecondary institutions to provide a comprehensive articulated acceleration program including, but not limited to, dual enrollment and early admission programs. Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the School Board will take action on the appropriate Interinstitutional Articulation Agreements.

Participation by students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who meet the State Board of Education's criteria may enroll in approved postsecondary programs while enrolled in the District. Students will be eligible to receive secondary credit for completing courses contained in any of the programs included in the Interinstitutional Articulation Agreements. This credit may count toward graduation requirements. All parties should comply with the Interinstitutional Articulation Agreements when making decisions about postsecondary enrollment.

No student may participate without the written consent of parents and the high school principal.

The Superintendent shall establish necessary administrative procedures to comply with State law that will be communicated to both students and their parents.

The postsecondary education institution will assign a letter grade for the student's work in the course, and the District will be responsible for posting dual enrollment course grades as assigned by the postsecondary institution to the high school transcript. The Superintendent shall also establish procedures for the proper entry on a student's transcript and other records of his/her participation in a postsecondary program.

The District shall deny high school credit for any portion of postsecondary courses which are taken during the period of a student's expulsion. Any District student who is expelled is not eligible for enrollment or continuation in postsecondary courses during the period of expulsion except as determined by mutual agreement between the District and the college or university.

F.S. 1007.27, 1007.271