Earning College Credit in High School

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Clovis Community College Center Advantage Program (CCCAP)

CCCAP students take 2 pre-identified transferable courses per semester at the Clovis Community Herndon Campus. Students who successfully complete all 4 courses will earn 12 general education (GE) college credits and 20 high school elective credits. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1pm - 3pm. Enrollment fees are waived, but students are responsible for purchasing their own college textbooks. Transportation is provided by Clovis Unified. Courses offered are limited to four specific classes: Art 2 - Art Appreciation; Psychology 2 - General Psychology; History 1 - Western Civilization to 1648; Sociology 1A - Introduction to Sociology. Interested students must complete the CCCAP Packet and submit an Online Application making sure to select "HS Enrichment." See counselor for more information. 

To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

1.  Senior on-track for graduation with a 2.5 GPA or above

2.  Approval from parents, principal and high school counselor

3.  Must be enrolled in 4 classes at Clovis High

 

Clovis Community College Enrichment Program

The Clovis Community College Educational Enrichment Program offers students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades an opportunity to enroll in college courses and receive college credit for up to two courses per semester. Completion of the Clovis Community Placement Test is required prior to enrolling in select courses. Enrollment fees are waived, but students are responsible for purchasing their own college textbooks. Transportation IS NOT provided and students DO NOT receive high school elective credit for classes taken through the Educational Enrichment program. However, students have a wide range of courses to choose from and most of the classes are transferable to a CSU/UC campus. For specific procedures on how to apply, please review the CCC Educational Enrichment Application Packet.

To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

1.  11th and 12th grade student who is on-track for graduation and have a 2.5 minimum GPA (GPA is computed based on all courses completed, excluding PE) OR 10th grade student who is on-track for graduation and have a 3.0 minimum GPA (GPA is computed based on all courses completed, excluding PE

2.  Approval from parents, principal, and high school counselor.

3.  Enrollment in at least 4 classes at Clovis High

 

Clovis Community College Summer Scholars Advanced College Academy (SSACA)

The Summer Scholars Advanced College Academy offers future 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students the opportunity to enroll in summer courses at the Clovis Community College Center. Similar to the other two programs mentioned above, enrollment fees are waived, but students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and supplies. Students are allowed to complete up to 2 courses during the 6 week summer session and dual credits may be earned for ONE course during the summer session. Courses available for dual credit are marked with an (*) on the Summer Scholars Flyer. For more information about eligibility and a complete list of courses offered, see the Summer Scholars Advanced College Academy Handout

To qualify, students must meet the following requirements: 

1.  Future sophomores with 3.0 minimum GPA

2.  Future juniors or senior with 2.5 minimum GPA

 

Advanced Placement

AP classes offer a challenging and stimulation educational experience for college bound students. When compared to other high school courses, AP classes often take more time, require more work, and give greater opportunity for individual growth and accomplishment. In May, AP exams are taken and scored on a 5 point scale. Most major colleges and universities recognize scores of 3, 4, or 5 for college credit. The amount and type of credit awarded varies by institution.

Clovis High currently offers 17 AP classes. Student enrolled in an AP courses are expected to take the corresponding AP exam in May. There is a $93 fee per AP exam. However, financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

For more information about credit awarded by colleges, click HERE.  

 

Dual Enrollment Sections

CTE Education Careers: In the spring, students will enroll in Education 10 - Introduction to Teacher, an online course through Clovis Community College. Students earn 3 college credits, 10 high school English credits, and 10 high school elective credits. CTE Education Careers is only open to 12th grade students. 

CTE Careers with Children: In the fall, students will enroll in Child Development 1 - Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children, an online course through Clovis Community College. Students earn 3 college credits and 20 high school elective credits. CTE Careers with Children is open to 11th and 12th grade students. 

Expository Reading & Writing (P) (ERWC)/English 1A: The ERWC/English 1A dual enrollment class is taught at Clovis High and is open to 12th grade students only. Students take Expository Reading & Writing (P) in the fall and English 1A in the spring. A placement test will be administered in December to confirm eligibility for English 1A. Student who successfully complete both semesters will earn 4 college credits for English 1A and 10 high school English credits.  

See Opportunities to Earn College Credit handout for more information.

 

Uni-Track

Students who take AP Chemistry and elect to register for Uni-track may earn college credit through Fresno State. Student will earn high school and college credit. Upon completion of the course, students may request a college transcript from Fresno State verifying credits earned. These credits are transferable to most universities. There is an &80 payment requirement to earn 10 college credits. This fee also entitles students to a Fresno State ID and other student privileges. Currently, the only Uni-Track course being offered is AP Chemistry. See your counselor for details.