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Five ways to earn college credit while in high school…
There are 3 main ways to earn college credit while still in high school!!! 1)DUAL CREDIT 2)ADVANCED PLACEMENT 3)ARTICULATED CREDIT
DUAL CREDIT Blue Springs high schools offer several college credit courses through area colleges. The courses are taught by a high school teacher who has been approved to teach a college class. The student must apply to the college, be accepted, and pay a reduced fee for college credit to be awarded. Upon completion of the course, students earn both high school and college credit. One other plus…you don’t pay for the textbook!
Business Principles (MCC) College Accounting (MCC) College Marketing (MCC) College Algebra (MCC College Trigonometry (MCC) College Statistics (MCC) College Business Calculus (MCC) American History 101 (UMKC) American History 102 (UMKC) Debate II /College speech (UMKC) College Debate (UMKC) Dual Credit: Courses through the Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC), the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), or the University of Central Missouri (UCM) Dual Credit: Courses are offered on the Blue Springs campuses for dual credit through the Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC), the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), or the University of Central Missouri (UCM) Forensics IV English Comp 110 (UMKC) English 214- Intro to Fiction (UMKC ROTC (UCM) Symphonic Band (MCC) Orchestra (MCC) A Cappella (MCC ) French III (UMKC) French IV (UMKC) German III (UMKC) German IV (UMKC)
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a nationwide program of college level courses sponsored by the College Board. Students can earn college credit while in high school by earning a satisfactory grade on a national exam. Students who enroll in AP courses are expected (but not required) to take the AP exam in May. Each exam costs approximately $89.
The following 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in Blue Springs high schools: AP Biology AP English Language AP English Literature AP Chemistry AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Computer Science AP Environmental Science AP Government AP European History AP US History AP Physics I AP Physics C AP Spanish AP Music Theory AP Psychology
Articulated Credit Students can take articulated credit courses in high school; however, they only receive college credit after they graduate from high school and after completing 15 hours at the Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC). If you take an articulated credit course in high school, you must earn at least an 80% grade in the course in order to earn college credit later on.
The following articulated credit courses are offered in Blue Springs high schools: Accounting Principles Advanced Computer Applications Business Principles Animal Care Assistant Various CTC courses Various Summit Tech Academy
2 other ways to earn college credit 1) Credit by examination – applies to Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses – Engineering and Biomedical. 2) Enrollment for high school students – students take courses at the college campus of their choice.
REMEMBER……………. When considering dual credit and/or advanced placement classes……… Keep in mind that you must check with the college or university you plan to attend, as well as the department in which you intend to enroll regarding acceptance and transferability. With dual credit courses, students are starting their college transcript while in high school. Rigorous classes always help prepare students for work, college, and the ACT or SAT tests.
Academic Resume ELIZABETH JAGUAR WILDCAT 617 NW Wildcat Dr. Blue Springs, MO 64014 (816)456-7891 Education: Blue Springs High SchoolGPA:4.006 2000 Jag Drive Class Rank:5/543 Blue Springs, MO 64015ACT: 31 (816)-220-2300 High School Extracurricular ActivitiesGrade Include clubs, sports, lessons, parts in plays, etc. include if captain or lead etc. Football Cheerleader – Junior Varsity9 High School Honors include any awards, certificates, elected offices, letters, conference Student Council Representative9, 10, 11, 12 National High School Honors include any national recognitions Who’s Who of American High School Students9, 10, 11, 12 Community Service, Awards, and Honors include hours if you have kept track of them Octagon Club Member10, 11, 12 Work Experience Fill in as much under each section as possible. Brag! Remember any award or activity you have been in since beginning h.s.