College Classes in High School
Get a head start on college while you are still in high school!
Berkeley County Dual Credit Policy: College courses may be taken to fulfill senior level core subject requirements for English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. IMPORTANT: Only English 101/102 will count as English 12. Civics/Government must be taken at the high school and cannot be earned as a college course; however, if a student has completed Comprehensive U.S. History (typically offered in 10th grade), a college Social Studies course may substitute for the 4th social studies elective option.
College courses are available to high school students for very reduced prices, allowing students to get a head start on college and save money at the same time. See the options below for more information on enrolling in college courses.
Blue Ridge CTC - JumpStart Program
Cost: $25 per credit hour ($75 for typical 3-credit course) [additional fees vary per course].
Blue Ridge Community & Technical College and Berkeley County Schools have partnered to offer a unique program called the JumpStart Program. During their senior year, high school students can enroll in Blue Ridge in one of 14 Jump Start options. Students will be provided transportation to and from Blue Ridge's campus to take 4 college courses during the school day. Most programs will include an English, Mathematics, Science, and Career Elective course. Students will earn both college credit, anywhere from 26 to 30 credits, and high school credit for these courses. For more information, check out the JumpStart Program Viewbook.
To apply: Complete BRCTC JumpStart application during 2nd Semester of 11th Grade Year. Application available at www.blueridgectc.edu/future-students/applying-to-the-ridge/high-school-student/ For step-by-step instructions on completing your application, check out this helpful application guide.
Shepherd University-Martinsburg Center Dual Enrollment Program
Cost: $84 per credit hour ($252 for typical 3-credit course).
Shepherd University is offering a Dual Enrollment program for high school seniors in Berkeley County. Students will be provided with transportation to Shepherd University-Martinsburg Center, and will take 3 college courses per semester during the regular school day. Courses included are: English 101 & 102; Intro to Sociology & World Geography; and College Algebra & Precalculus. College courses may count for some required high school core credits for seniors.
To apply: Complete Shepherd-MC application during 2nd Semester of 11th Grade Year. Application available online at www.shepherd.edu/admissions/dualenrollment.