High school students have the opportunity to earn college credits tuition-free.
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of
Allegheny County and the Penn Hills School District are partnering
to offer high school students an opportunity to earn college credit
while still in high school. The College in High School (CIHS)
program, which begins with the start of the school year on Sept. 4,
offers an alternative to the traditional method of taking the
Advanced Placement (AP) exam administered by The College Board.
After a rigorous review by CCAC, the
following have been approved as CIHS courses at Penn Hills High
School: AP United States History; AP European History; AP
Psychology; and AP Studio Art. Students who register with CCAC and
earn a "C" or better in the course will receive college credit that
can be applied toward a CCAC degree program or may be transferred
to another college or university.
According to Brian Brown, Penn Hills
High School associate principal, the program is a great way to give
high school students experience in a college-level course while
saving money. "This is a tremendous opportunity for students to
get a jumpstart on their college education, from a cost savings
Penn Hills School District will
cover the cost of tuition for successfully completed CIHS courses.
Students who do not earn a "C" or better will be required to
reimburse the district $113 to cover the cost of the course. The
only cost to all students is a one-time matriculation fee of $25
due to CCAC by Sept. 5. Students who enroll in AP United States
History can earn up to six college credits, as the curriculum
comprises the college courses U.S. History 1 and U.S. History 2;
however, only three credits will be covered by the district.
Students, parents and guardians are
invited to a CIHS enrollment session being held at Penn Hills High
School on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 6:00
p.m. to 8 p.m. CCAC Admissions staff and Penn Hills Administration
will be present to answer questions and to assist with
registration. A parent's signature and the student's Social
Security number are required to complete the application.
For more information, contact Brian
Brown at 412.793.7000 x5210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.