Opportunities for Getting a Head Start in College While Still in High School
More and more, high school students are opting to take college courses in their senior year to get a head start on post secondary education. Many community colleges, such as Tri-County Technical College, are providing these types of opportunities and offer an array of programs for high school seniors to get a jumpstart on their college education and possibly receive high school credit toward graduation. Depending on agreements between their high schools and local colleges, students can choose to take courses on their high school or career center campuses during normal school hours or to take courses on the college campus during regular day, evening, or over the summer. Additionally, through Technical Advanced Placement (TAP) opportunities, qualified high school students can earn college credit for specific courses by presenting evidence of skills and knowledge received in similar high school courses.