Welcome Concurrent Credit Faculty!

The SEARK College Concurrent Credit Program is a partnership between SEARK College and your school district. Through this program, your students have an opportunity to get a jumpstart on the academic challenges of college by enrolling in SEARK courses and receiving college credit while taking classes in your high school environment.

Concurrent credit programs in Arkansas are operated in accordance with the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board Policy 5.16 issued July 26, 2013.

The Concurrent Credit Faculty Handbook linked below contains a distilled version of the information needed to help you and SEARK College meet the requirements of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Policy for Concurrent Credit. Please familiarize yourself with the contents of the Handbook.

Concurrent Credit Faculty Handbook

Students are provided with a Concurrent Credit Student Handbook detailing their responsibilities. The Student’s Concurrent Credit Handbook and the SEARK Student Handbook are available below.

Concurrent Credit Student Handbook SEARK Student Handbook


Key Academic Calendar Dates. The entire Academic Calendar provides a complete schedule for all campus events.

  1. SEARK College Fall 2013 Classes Begin, August 19, 2013
  2. SEARK College Spring 2014 Classes Begin, January 13, 2014
  3. Withdrawal period for fall semester class September 4 through November 22, 2013 (Receive a grade of “W”)
  4. Withdrawal period for spring and 2nd semester class January 29 through May 2, 2014 (Receive a grade of “W”)
  5. Fall semester grades due December 11, 2013
  6. Spring semester grades due May 14, 2014

Forms. During the semester, it is possible you many need to process an incomplete contract, grade change, or withdraw a student. The required forms are available in the Concurrent Credit Faculty Handbook.

Professional Development. As an instructor of SEARK College, you will be offered many training opportunities throughout the semester. Please review our Spring 2014 training offerings. You are welcome to attend as many of our training offerings as you like, but you must to attend at least one each semester.


Have a successful semester!