Accelerated High School Students
Shelton State Community College offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the chance to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes. High School students who enroll through this status will receive college credit only. Credit will be awarded upon the student meeting all requirements for high school graduation. College courses taken while the student is still in high school transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Upon graduation from high school, the student may continue at Shelton State or transfer the college credits to another postsecondary institution. An important point to remember is that the course content and teaching methodology of all classes is at the college level.
Students who are home schooled are not eligible for the Accelerated High School Program unless they are under the auspices of a cover high school and can provide proper documentation of all items noted above.
Students are eligible for the Accelerated High School Program if they meet the following criteria:
- The student must have successfully completed the 10th grade.
- The local principal or his or her designee must certify that the student has a minimum cumulative B average and recommend that the student be admitted to this program. A letter must be submitted each semester that the student attends the College prior to enrollment.
- Shelton State Community College will not officially award college credit to accelerated high school students until proof of an appropriate high school graduation (an official transcript with a graduation date) is provided.
All Accelerated High School guidelines and policies are on page 14 of the 2009-2010 SSCC Catalog.
Accelerated High School Form (For Students)