Your student accepts the rights and responsibilities of being a college student. College courses have more rigor, faster pace, have more outside of class work required and may discuss adult topics likely not broached in high school class rooms. Parents should consider everything from academic history and motivation to maturity and extracurricular activities when deciding on participating in CCP courses.
Grades earned on your students' courses will become part of their permanent college transcript. Unsuccessful course attempts and withdraws could have a negative impact on future college admissions and affect financial aid criteria. Students must strictly adhere to the drop dates for courses and make sure they understand carefully how the college registration calendar and system work.
As the parent of a college student, even one who is a minor, your role will be different than it has been. Per the U.S. Department of Education, "if a student is attending a postsecondary institution – at any age – the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. Access to a student's Sinclair records by parents or guardians is only permitted when a written release of information is signed by the student. Students still maintain rights under FERPA at the high school and may inspect and review records send by the postsecondary institution to the high school." (http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/faq.html#q7, 11/2015)