• Collegiate High School Description

    COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL

    9th and 10th grade students that have a 3.0 GPA, are on grade level in reading, and are either enrolled in or have already completed Algebra 1 will recieve an invitation shortly after the end of first semester, January/February.  This invitation will provide information about how to get information about Collegiate High School and what to do to join.

    An accelerated education program in partnership between the Brevard County School Board and Eastern Florida State College.

     If your goal is to graduate from high school with both a diploma and a university-transfer Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, the Collegiate High School may be the program for you! 

    Starting in the 10th grade, participants spend part of the school day at an EFSC campus taking courses that satisfy both high school graduation and A.A. degree requirements. College credits earned at EFSC transfer to any of Florida’s public universities provided that the receiving university offers the same course with the same course number. The other part of the day is spent at the high school completing required high school courses.

    Participants also enjoy a substantial financial benefit!  The Associate in Arts degree is comparable to the freshman and sophomore years of a university program. By receiving an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at your high school graduation, you will have completed two years of college with NO tuition, textbook or residency costs. Your only potential costs may be the purchase of consumable workbooks/lab manuals, internet access fee, graduation application fee and yearly parking permits.

    Graduation Requirements for the Associates in Arts (A.A.) Degree

    General Education Courses

    Collegiate High School allows students to customize their A.A. degree program to prepare for transfer into a specific Baccalaureate degree major at a university or college. The university-transfer A.A. degree requires completion of 60 credit hours. Within the 60 credit hours, students must complete 36 credit hours of general education (Gen. Ed.) courses within the five subject areas of communications, mathematics, natural science, humanities and social/behavioral science.

    Electives

    The remaining 24 credit hours of the A.A. degree are electives. It is essential that students work closely with an academic advisor to choose electives required for their intended major at their selected university or college.

    Demonstrated academic proficiency

    In addition to completing the general education and elective requirements for an A.A. degree, students must:

    1. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all college work attempted.
    2. Meet Foreign Language competencies.
    3. Achieve a "C" or higher in all courses used to fulfill communications, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences general education requirements.

  • Collegiate High School Eligibility

    All students who meet eligibity requirements will be invited by letter during the 2nd semester of their 9th grade year.

    COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL Eligibility Criteria

     To be considered for admission to Collegiate High School, students must have

    1. Selected the 26 credit high school diploma option.
    2. Completed the first semester of the ninth grade.
    3. Earned a state cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    4. Met minimum test score requirements in Reading and Writing on the CPT/FELPT.
    5. Maintained a school record of appropriate conduct and regular attendance.
    6. Met all program deadlines.
    7. Completed or will complete Algebra I or Algebra 1B by the end of 9th grade.

     To maintain eligibility for Collegiate High School, students must

    1. Maintain state cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    2. Earn a college “term” GPA of at least 2.0. 
    3. Earn a “C” or higher in Gordon Rule classes (designated courses requiring writing skills and math competencies). 
    4. Demonstrate responsible behavior and appropriate conduct.
    5. Be qualified to enroll in college algebra (MAC 1105) by fall term of 12th grade.
    6. Be on track to graduate with the 26 credit high school diploma and A.A. degree.

    FACTORS STUDENTS SHOULD CONSIDER ABOUT COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL

    1. College success requires that students are independent learners and:
    2. Have strong reading, research and note taking skills.    
    3. Are willing to devote the study time needed to meet EFSC course requirements.
    4. Are able to balance college, high school and extra-curricular demands.
    5. Students should aim for a grade of A or no lower than B in each college course. Poor grades can impact scholarships and university admissions.

    * EFSC grades become a permanent part of the college and high school transcripts and are included in the high school GPA.

    FACTORS PARENTS SHOULD CONSIDER ABOUT COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL

    1. The school counselor is the parent’s point of contact for questions about the student’s EFSC academic progress. Parents may not directly contact the student’s instructor.
    2. Student is responsible for providing transportation during the junior and senior years.

  • Collegiate High School 3 Year Program

    Collegiate High School three year program starts in 10th grade. Eastern Florida courses are outlined as:

    10th Grade

     

    11th Grade

     

    12th Grade

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    Fall

    Spring

    2 courses

    2 courses

    2 courses

    3 courses

    3 courses

    2 courses

    3 courses

    3 courses

    The amount of courses shown above is in addition to 4 or 5 high school courses taken on the high school campus.


  • Collegiate High School 2 Year Program

    Collegiate High School two year program starts in 11th grade. Eastern Florida courses are outlined as:

     

    11th Grade

     

    12th Grade

    Summer

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    Fall

    Spring

    2 courses

    3 courses

    3 courses

    2 courses

    5 courses

    5 courses

    The amount of courses shown above is in addition to 4 or 5 high school courses taken on the high school campus, except for senior year. Senior year a 2 year collegiate high school program student would have to participate in early admissions at EFSC.