High School Teachers/Adjunct Instructors

Concurrent Enrollment High School Instructors Request for Academic Approval

Please see steps below to begin the academic approval process.

Meet Qualifications:

General Education (GT Transfer) and transferable electives - Master's degree in content area or minimum 18 graduate hours in content area. Includes CTE transferable electives.

CTE - Occupational experience verification form for all positions held within the last 7 years (5 years for the health science programs) related to the field in which you are applying to teach.

  • An applicant with a related Bachelor's degree or higher - 2,000 hours
  • An applicant with a related Associate's degree or Industry license, certification or at the minimum a high school diploma - 4,000 hours
  • Health areas must provide 4,000 occupational hours regardless of the degree they hold
  • Some CTE courses will require additional instructor certifications (i.e. CPR, OSHA, etc.)

Instructor Responsibilities:

  • View RRCC Instructor Guidelines  and link to CCCS course alignment.
  • RRCC course syllabi used verbatim or course mapped and approved by RRCC chair/lead.
  • Attend Faculty to Faculty event in March and request academic approval no later than April 1 for following academic year.

Submit Documents:

Submit all documents below to Marilyn Kenfield, Director at marilyn.kenfield@rrcc.edu.

These documents are then submitted to the RRCC department chair/lead for review. After review by the department chair/dean, the Concurrent Enrollment director will notify you of the decision regarding your application to offer a CE at your high school.

What to expect after you have been approved:

  1. Complete mandatory online onboarding through The Rock.
  2. Human Resources Office generates an RRCC employee S# and email address.  The S# gives you RRCC access to the web portal "The Rock" and D2L.
  3. Frequent communication with your department chair/lead throughout the semester.
  4. Department chair/lead will conduct a classroom observation (annual visit).
  5. Students will complete a Student Opinion of Instruction (SOI) at the end of each course.
  6. Course syllabi posted on your high school/class website and D2L to reflect RRCC competencies and requirements. (Instructors may also be required to provide additional materials and/or use RRCC exams to ensure consistency).
  7. All CE instructors are expected to respond within 48-72 hours (excluding weekends/holidays) to their RRCC department chairs/department liaison communications.
  8. Instructors, counselors and district representatives will assist the Concurrent Enrollment Office in the student registration process.
  9. Concurrent Enrollment Instructors will be required to submit final grades into the RRCC Banner system (through The Rock portal using your S#) 48 hours after the last class date. (Directions on how to enter grades will be provided during the March meeting or through the Onboard Training.  You will also be required to post your syllabus, enter a mid-term and final grade on D2L.

Support from your RRCC Department Chair/Department Liaison:

RRCC Department Chairs/Department Liaisons will provide the following support to assist in the development of your course.

  • Sample Syllabi
  • Additional course materials lists
  • Textbook samples (when available)
  • Classroom observation/feedback
  • Prompt responses to any course-related questions

The Concurrent Enrollment Office will provide the following support to your CE students:

A CE Representative will communicate with your High School CE contact (Counselor, District Representative) steps to complete the Student Concurrent Enrollment process:

  • Apply for admission to Red Rocks Community College
  • Complete the College Opportunity Fund stipend
  • Submit ACT/SAT scores (if applicable) or provide acceptable high school exemptions to meet pre-requisites
  • Select High School Counselors will proctor the Accuplacer Assessment test for courses with pre-requisites
  • Conduct application workshops and collect Concurrent Enrollment Agreement forms
  • Provide rosters to enroll all eligible students into RRCC courses.
  • Provide important drop/withdraw dates (instructors will receive emails prior to both drop and withdraw dates so they may advise students of progress)
  • Provide additional supporting documents (graduation application/transcript request form)


Academic Approval Request 2019-2020

Accessible Syllabus TemplatePDF icon

Accessible Syllabus InsertPDF icon

Resources for Concurrent Enrollment Adjunct Instructors PDF Icon

RRCC Appointment Form 

CCCS Statement of Standards

Statement of Standards and On-Site Best Practices can be found at https://resources.cccs.edu/education-services/concurrent-enrollment/