College Credit in High School
There are many opportunities in Highline Public Schools to earn college credit while in high school. This is also called dual credit.
Dual credit programs give students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time. There are two ways to earn dual credit:
- Exam-based: students take an exam (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate) and apply to receive college credit with a certain minimum score.
- In Course-based: students enroll in class that has potential to earn both types of credit. These classes can be offered at the college (such as Running Start) or at the high school (such as College in the High School and Career Technical Education [CTE]). In these courses students are eligible to receive credit if they pass the class.
Options available within our district include:
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- College in the High School (CHS)
- International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) at Mount Rainier High School
- Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC)
- Running Start
**not all options are available at every school. Please connect with your school counselor to find out more.