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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

In keeping with our goal to assist our students in becoming college and career ready, Marina High will continue to provide students the opportunity to earn college credit, while still in high school, through the Dual Enrollment program.

At Marina High, students who enroll in a general Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) course (typically those located at the MPC campus), will have their tuition waived, but students will be responsible for potential course and book fees. MaHS students who enroll in College and Career Access Pathway (CCAP) courses (typically located at Marina High) will have their tuition, course, and book fees covered by the district. Distinction between which course a student is electing to take will be made when completing the Dual Enrollment Form.

Specific guidelines for the Dual Enrollment program are outlined below

  • Must be a current or incoming Marina High student to participate in the program
  • Certain courses may require a 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student standing prior to enrollment
  • Students taking a course located at the MPC campus will provide own transportation
  • MPC courses will not count towards a student's minimum, full-time enrollment requirement (i.e. a student must have at least three MaHS courses per day)
  • The student remains ultimately responsible for adding or dropping any MPC courses, as MaHS does not have access to student's MPC accounts
  • MPC units will be transferred to MaHS on the following scale
    • 1 MPC units = 3 MaHS credits
    • 2 MPC units = 6 MaHS credits
    • 3-5 MPC units = 10 MaHS credits
  • MPC courses that are a minimum of three units, and UC/CSU transferable, will have grades transferred on a weighted GPA scale
Courses Offered at Marina High


Introduction to Administration of Justice



This course introduces students to the criminal justice system in the United States in the context of the relationship between theory and application. Focus is placed on examining crime measurement, theoretical explanations of criminal behavior, responses to crime, components of the system, how the systems work together and compete with each other, and emerging evidence-based practices in reducing recidivism. It also examines the evolution of the principles and techniques utilized by the justice systems and the evolving forces that have shaped those principles and approaches. Although justice structure and process is examined in a cross-cultural context, emphasis is placed on the U.S. and the California justice systems, specifically the structure and function of U.S. police, courts, and corrections. Students are introduced to the origins and development of criminal law, legal process, and sentencing and incarceration policies.


Concepts of Criminal Law

This course offers an analysis of the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law. The completion of this course offers a foundation upon which the upper-division criminal justice course will build. The course will also include some limited discussion of prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes.


Introduction to Environmental Science




Introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions. Topics include ecological principles, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, renewable and non-renewable energy, water resources, air and water pollution, and solid waste management.


College Composition

English 1

This is an introductory course that offers instruction in expository and argumentative writing, appropriate and effective use of language, close reading, cogent thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and documentation. WRITING REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 6,000 words formal writing.


Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking


English 2


This course offers instruction in argumentation and critical writing, critical thinking, analytical evaluation of texts, research strategies, information literacy, and proper documentation.


Mexican-American and Chicano Art



This is an ethnic studies course on Mexican-American art and the historical, political, spiritual, and aesthetic antecedents that have nurtured the development of visual culture. It explores the negotiation of identities in Mexican-American artwork in relation to the politics, resistance, and iconography of the Chicano movement and contemporary Mexican-American art genres.


Ethnic Images in Film

This course introduces students to intersections of ethnic culture, race, socio-economic class, and gender in the United States through the medium of film. It examines film content and construction for representation and accuracy of ethnic images, the multiple dimensions of media stereotypes, and the authenticity of diverse ethnic experiences with particular emphasis on Latinos, Native Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. It also analyzes the ways in which ideologies are conveyed through popular film and how technological, industrial, and aesthetic factors affect screen content.


World History Since 1500


This course offers a broad thematic survey of world history from 1500 to the present. Through lecture and discussion, students examine the global implications of contact between continents, industrialization, colonialism, imperialism, nationalism, cultural change, decolonization, changes in women’s rights and roles, and the rise and fall of world communism. Students also compare regions and cultures by analyzing themes and institutions that cross cultures and by reading a variety of contemporary accounts.


United States History to 1877

This course offers a historical survey of the European colonization of North America and ideals in the United States from pre-colonial times through Reconstruction. It presents ethnic, physical, economic, social, and cultural influences on the development of the United States from a variety of points of view. Satisfies CSU American History requirement.


United States History from 1865

This course offers a historical survey of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. The course themes include America's rise to global power, changing ideas of freedom following the Civil War, and the creation of new boundaries of the nation and its citizens. Satisfies the CSU American History requirement.





This course reviews polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; theory of equations; binomial theorem; conic sections; inverse functions; and trigonometric equations. Additional topics from coordinate geometry and DeMoivre's Theorem are covered. Credit may be earned only once for: either MATH 13 or MATH 13A; either MATH 13 or MATH 13B; either MATH 13 or both MATH 13A and MATH 13B.