accelerated programs

2023-24 Accelerated Programs Presentation

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  • Click Here for more info about Advanced Placement

    Advanced Placement is a program run by the College Board (the makers of the SAT) that allows students to take special high school courses that can earn college credit and/or qualify for more advanced classes when they begin college.

    So what are AP courses? They are designed to give students the experience of an intro-level college class while they're still in high school. Plus, students can get college credit for AP classes if they pass the AP exam at the end of the year.

     

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    What IS Dual Enrollment?

    Dual Enrollment allows students to take college courses while still enrolled in high school and earn credit for BOTH high school and college. 

    For example, if a student takes and passes ENC 1101 - English Composition at EFSC in leu of their High School level English 3 course, they will earn 1 credit in English for their High School Graduation Requirements AND earn 3 credits for the ENC 1101 requirement needed at both the Associate's and Bachelor's level college degrees. Classes taken and textbooks needed at EFSC are paid for by the District.


    Satellite High School offers three unique Dual Enrollment opportunities for our students.

    Dual Enrollment (offers the most flexibility)

    • Available to students in grades 10—12 who meet the requirements of enrollment. Students can take up to three (3) courses at EFSC (online, in person, hybrid) replacing courses at SHS in the fall and spring. During the summer term, one (1) course is allowed. Students can take classes and earn college credits that can transfer with them to their university of choice.

    Early College Program (AA Degree, less flexibility)

    • Students can apply while in grades 10 & 11. This is the program students follow to earn their AA degree along with their High School diploma. Students can take up to three (3) courses at EFSC (online, in person, hybrid) replacing courses at SHS in the fall and spring. During the summer term, two (2) courses are allowed. A bus is provided for 10th grade students to take classes at EFSC Melbourne Campus. Starting this program in 11th grade may require students doing Early Admissions during their senior year.

    Early Admissions (Seniors ONLY)

    • Students apply during the spring semester of their Junior Year. This allows seniors to take 4 or 5 classes at EFSC, with no classes on the SHS campus. Students can still participate in sports, clubs, senior year events, and attend homecoming and prom. Students must meet the requirements for Early Admissions in order to qualify.

     

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