Earn College Credit While In High School? Yes! VPS offers several programs where students can begin earning college credit while in high school.
Running Start allows 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses at Clark College. Students earn high school and college credits for these courses. Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition (for up to 15 college credits per quarter). Your high school counselor can help you get enrolled.
CTE Dual Credit allows high school students to earn college credit in their high school career and technical education (CTE) classes without leaving their high school campus. Tuition is free.
Those who complete one or more IB courses—and exams—could receive college credit recognized at institutions throughout the world. Completion of the entire IB diploma program can result in priority admission to top universities, increased college credit and additional scholarship opportunities. Online applications open in January of every year and you must apply to be considered.
College in the High School programs provide college-level academic courses to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Courses are taught at the high school by high school teachers with college curriculum, college textbooks, and oversight by college faculty and staff. Students pay a fee for the tuition, but it is at a reduced rate.
AP classes are perfect for students who want to challenge themselves. Most schools offer a range of AP classes, from science to math, from literature to art! In May, AP students take an exam in each class, and depending on their score, they could earn college credit. Students who want to challenge themselves and possibly earn college credit, should check out AP classes today!