Seniors Taking College Classes

This letter was sent to seniors taking college classes (and their parents) and will include their Hawkeye class assignments:

The school year is fast approaching and your son or daughter has signed up for a concurrent enrollment Hawkeye Community College (HCC) class that will meet on the Hudson campus.  As a reminder, this year your child is responsible for the textbooks for these classes.  It is recommended students have their textbooks available on the first day of class (Aug. 23rd).  Below are a few places students could purchase/rent books for their class:

  • Hawkeye Bookstore (
  • Amazon (
  • University Book and Supply (

As a convenience for students,  Hawkeye has provided a list of required books for the following classes your son or daughter may be signed up for:

Composition I: T/TH 7:00-7:50AM and T/TH 8:00-8:50AM Room 105  Instructor- Vicki Simpson <> Required COMP text: The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing (7th Edition) ISBN: 9780321914422  **The high school has some Comp books available for $45.  See Tera in the office early.

Fundamentals of Oral Comm: M/W/F 7:00-7:50AM and M/W/F 8:00-8:50AM Room 121  Instructor- Ryan Courtney <> Required COMM text: Communication: Making Connections (10th Edition) ISBN: 9780134184975

Because of the large number of students taking concurrent college classes, students have been divided alphabetically into sections no larger than 20 students per HCC policy.  Classes start on Aug. 23rd at 7:00AM or 8:00AM on the Hudson Campus.  Students will not be switched from sections.

If your son or daughter has questions about his or her schedule, they should meet with school counselor, Ashley McCaulley, on Aug. 15th/16th 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:00.  No appointment is necessary.  As a reminder, students have 5 days from the start of classes to drop college classes without penalty. Students who withdraw after the 5 day (Aug. 29th) Hudson drop deadline or who receive a “F” grade in a college course will also receive an “F” grade on their high school transcript. To determine how these credits will transfer to a particular college or university, the student will need to contact Hawkeye.

Students taking both college classes listed above may have an option of being released period 7/8 each day.  This release is with permission from a parent or guardian and must be approved by administration and the counseling department.  Mrs. McCaulley is available on Aug. 15th/16th 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:00.  No appointment is necessary.  Good Luck with your college classes!  We’re proud of you!