Through Senior Year Plus (SYP), school districts are provided with a variety of options to enhance students’ high school experience. Enacted by the legislature in 2008, SYP was created to provide increased and more equal access to college credit and advanced placement courses. Courses delivered through SYP provide students the opportunity to take a rigorous college curriculum and receive, in many cases, both high school and college credit concurrently.
SYP includes: Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), courses delivered through sharing agreements between community colleges DC-G (concurrent enrollment), enrollment in college courses independently as a tuition-paying student, and Advanced Placement courses. It is important to note that students must demonstrate proficiency on the Iowa Assessments in reading, mathematics, and science to participate in SYP programming (with the exception of CTE courses.)