College credit opportunities

Taking college-level classes means advanced course work. These courses go more in-depth and allow students like you to gain valuable skills that will help you in the future, whether you continue on to more school or go straight to the workplace. You may also qualify to graduate with a Performance Acknowledgement.

Courses in these programs can improve your writing skills, help you develop critical-thinking and time-management skills, and sharpen your problem solving techniques.

These courses help you:

  • stand out in college admissions
  • earn college credits
  • skip developmental or introductory classes
  • experience and build college or workplace skills while still in high school

We offer four ways that students may potentially earn college credit. You should research the college or university you hope to attend to see which program best meets your needs. All of these programs offer a rich, challenging academic experiences that will better prepare you for your future:

Advanced Placement (AP)
AP courses are college-level courses that give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both.

Dual Credit
Courses offered for dual credit allow high school students to enroll in a college course and earn both college credit and high school credit for the course.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
The  four-year program provides a broad liberal arts experience for the college-bound student.

Articulated Credit
Articulation, also referred to as Career Pathways by some colleges, provides students with academic as well as applied technical skills. Many of the courses offered through the CTE Department allow articulated credit.