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1 The Collegiate High School sponsored by BCC, BPS and Viera High School 1 *Traditional Collegiate High School A 3-year Program of Study for rising 10 th Graders * FastTrack Collegiate High School A 2-year Program of Study for rising 11 th Graders

2 What is the Collegiate High School (ColHS)? An accelerated education program that enables students to: 1. Dual enroll in college credit classes at BCC, 2. Earn college and high school credit simultaneously, 3. Complete prerequisites for selected university major, 4. Earn the university-transfer A.A. Degree by graduation. 2

3 What are the Collegiate High School programs? Traditional Collegiate High School Program – Individualized 3-year Program of Study for rising 10 th Graders. FastTrack Collegiate High School Program – Individualized 2-year Program of Study for rising 11 th Graders. Both programs require students to: – Complete a combination of BCC & high school classes each year. – Finish prerequisites for selected university major. – Remain on track for A.A. Degree by graduation. – Take summer classes at BCC. 3

4 What is an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree? Two-year degree for students whose goal is a bachelor’s degree or higher at a university. Equivalent to freshman & sophomore years at a state university. Total of 60 college-level credit hours. Combination of general education and elective courses chosen to meet selected university major prerequisites. 4

5 Traditional Collegiate High School - Three Year Program - 5

6 Admission Requirements  Traditional Collegiate High School  Completion of 9 th grade in 26 credit diploma option. State cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Completion of Algebra I or IB by the end of 9 th grade. Passing Reading & Writing scores on PERT. Record of good attendance and responsible behavior. Meet program deadlines and requirements. Attend Collegiate High School Orientation. 6

7 Program of Study -60 college credit hours Traditional Collegiate High School - BCC Schedule ■ ■ 10 th Grade ……………………………………..12 credit hours Fall2 BCC classes Spring2 BCC classes ■ 11 th Grade …………………………………….. 24 credit hours Summer 2 BCC classes Fall 3 BCC classes Spring 3 BCC classes ■ 12 th Grade …………………………………….. 24 credit hours Summer 2 BCC classes Fall 3 BCC classes Spring 3 BCC classes.

8 When do BCC classes meet? 10th grade students: BCC classes (10:50) – (12:05)  1 BCC class M/W; 1 BCC class T/Th.  Periods 1,2, 5, 6, and 7 at the high school.  Friday: No BCC classes – Period 3 & 4 at the high school for study, community service & enrichment. 11th and 12th grade students: BCC classes at  Beginning and/or end of the school day, or evening.  Face to face, online or hybrid.  Friday attendance at the high school NOT required. 8

9 Bus Transportation to BCC for ColHS students Provided to 10 th graders during ColHS periods pending School Board approval. Not available in summer or on school holidays. May be used by other ColHS & dual enrollment students on space available basis. 11 th and 12 th grade ColHS students responsible for their transportation to BCC. 9

10 FastTrack Collegiate High School 10

11 FastTrack Collegiate High School Admission Requirements A 2-year program for students who want to graduate with an A.A. Degree. Eligibility includes: 10 th grade fall semester in 26 credit diploma option completed. State cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Completion of Geometry by the end of 10 th grade. Passing college placement scores in Reading & Writing. Record of good attendance and responsible behavior. Possibly Early Admission in 12 th grade. Meeting other program requirements. 11

12 Program of Study FastTrack Collegiate High School - BCC Schedule ■ 11 th Grade……………………………………………..24 credit hours Summer 2 BCC classes Fall 3 BCC classes Spring 3 BCC classes 12 th Grade – *Early Admission……………………36 credit hours Summer 2 BCC classes Fall 5 BCC classes Spring 5 BCC classes * Early Admission may be required if using only college credits earned while in the FastTrack Collegiate High School program.

13 Early Admission Eligibility Requirements All subject-area graduation requirements MUST be completed by 12 th grade except for: – 0.5 Performing Arts credit – 1.0 English credit – 1.0 Math credit – 1.0 Science credit – 1.0 Social Studies credit These requirements may be completed at BCC. 13

14 When do BCC classes meet? Varies according to selected coursework and major. Beginning and/or end of the school day, & in the evening. Campus, hybrid and online classes available. Transportation is student’s responsibility. Early Admission students attend BCC full-time – No classes at the high school. 14

15 Tests Needed to Determine Eligibility 15

16 Minimum Scores for Placement in Selected College Credit Courses READING WRITING MATHEMATICS* CPT/FELPT Reading: 83 Sentence: 83 Algebra: 72 PERT Reading: 104Writing: 99 Math: 113 SAT CR: 440 CR: 440 Math: 440 ACT Reading: 18 English: 17 Math: 19 *For MAC 1105: CPT/FELPT Algebra = 95: PERT Math = 123: SAT Math = 520: ACT Math = 20 Or a grade of B or higher in each semester of high school Algebra 1 & Algebra 2 with passing math score. 16

17 Testing Anxiety?? Get prepared!!! Visit the BCC website – 2. Click on ADMISSIONS. 3. Scroll down to Placement Testing. 4. Click on College Credit Placement Testing. 5. Click on PERT 6. Download Study Guide by clicking in the Get Ready box.

18 Requirements to STAY in Collegiate High School Programs

19 Requirements to “stay” in the Traditional or FastTrack Collegiate High School Program?  “C” or higher in Gordon Rule* classes.  Maintain state cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.  College “Term” GPA of at least 2.0.  All passing test scores after 12 college credit hours or enrolled concurrently in appropriate high school course.  On track to receive diploma and A.A. Degree at graduation.  Qualify for MAC 1105 by end of the 11 th grade. 19

20 Weighing the Benefits of the Program - Key Considerations -

21 Benefits of participating in the Traditional or FastTrack Collegiate High School Programs ► Complete your first two years of college with minimal costs. No tuition, fees, residency costs, and textbook costs! ► Earn the university-transfer Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree. ► Complete prerequisites for your selected university major. ► Participate in a program that promotes academic excellence. ► Finish your college education sooner! 21

22 12-13 Average Cost of Attendance UF Undergrad On-Campus (Example) Tuition/Fees $6,170 Books & Supplies 1,080 Computer/ Cell 1,280 Housing 5,240 Food 4,130 Transportation 540 Clothing Maintenance 680 Personal/Health Ins. 1,460 TOTAL BUDGET$20,580 Source: 22

23 What are key considerations for students?  Additional study expectations with college coursework.  Courses designed for adults – no modifications/adjustments.  Identification of university major in 11 th grade.  BCC grades on permanent college & high school transcript.  Poor grades can impact scholarships and university admission!  Summer classes needed to earn degree by graduation.  Balance college, high school & extracurricular demands.  Must meet HS and A.A. degree completion requirements.  Provide own transportation for classes outside school day. 23

24 Key considerations for parents…  Parents may not contact the student’s BCC instructors. School counselor is the point of contact for parents.  Family is under both school district and BCC calendars.  Family is responsible for transportation when classes for 10 th graders meet outside ColHS day or on BPS holidays.  Students expected to attend class and meet assignment deadlines regardless of extracurricular obligations!  Parent and student attendance at ColHS Orientation is required.  Student responsible to purchase workbooks and lab manuals. 24

25 Getting Started

26 Getting Started - Collegiate High School or FastTrack 1.Attend the Collegiate High School Information Session. 2.Submit the Student Interest Form by the deadline. 3.Review the PERT Study Guide on the BCC website – 4.Take the PERT either at your school or BCC. 5.Meet the minimum scores in Reading & Writing 6.Meet the minimum GPA requirement. 26

27 And once you receive your acceptance letter…. 1.Complete the BCC Application for Admission and Student/Parent Agreement. 2.Attend the BCC Collegiate High School Orientation with your parent/guardian. Turn in your paperwork. 3.Meet with your counselor and complete an Accelerated Education Registration Form ; Call BCC at for a registration appt. Note: FastTrack Collegiate High School students expected to register for summer classes. Summer enrollment is optional for entering Traditional ColHS students. 27

28 In 2 or 3 years from now you can be graduating from high school with: 1. The lower level pre-requisites for your intended university major completed, 2. Your diploma and A.A. Degree in hand, and ready to continue your education as a junior at a four-year university! 28

29 Important Dates Student Interest Form deadline: February 19 PERT administered at high school: February 28 BCC Collegiate High School Orientation Dates Student & parent attend one; 5:30 PM; Program 6:00 PM Cocoa Campus: March 13, BCC, Building 14, Room 104 March 14, BCC, Building 14, Room 104 Palm Bay Campus: March 18, Palm Bay High School Auditorium Melbourne Campus: March 19, Eau Gallie High School Auditorium Titusville Campus: March 20, BCC, Bldg. 3, Community Dining Room April 3, BCC, Bldg. 3, Community Dining Room 29

30 Important BCC Dates Cont. Monday, April 1: Registration appointments may be made for Summer and Fall by call , ext. O. Monday, April 22: Registration for Summer Term begins – Monday, May 20: 12 week Summer A and 6 week Summer B starts – Monday, June 17: 8 week Summer C starts – Monday, July 1: 6 week Summer D starts Monday, May 13: Registration for Fall Term begins – Monday, August 19: Fall Term 2013 begins 30

31 Contact Information Guidance: Debra Traxler BCC Advisor: Ray Wilson BCC Testing Number: Call to request a testing appointment if you don’t test at your high school. 31

32 The Collegiate High School An accelerated education program for motivated high school students!


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