College in the High School program expands opportunities to earn college credits on campus
Students interested in earning college credits while in high school have a new option this school year with the introduction of the College in the High School program. Walla Walla High School is offering seven College in the High School courses beginning this fall. Courses are taught by specially trained Wa-Hi teachers on campus.
“During the developing of the district’s new Strategic Plan, Vision 2030, students and families expressed an interest in having more opportunities to enroll in college courses at their high school and earn high school and college/university credit,” said Assistant Superintendent Chris Gardea. “College in the High School courses meet this request by enabling students to earn both high school and college credits at the same time.”
Credits will be earned through either Eastern Washington University or Central Washington University, depending on the course. These courses are open to 9th through 12th grade students who are interested and prepared to take on the academic challenge. Recent legislative changes have eliminated tuition costs, ensuring that financial considerations do not impede participation.
“Expanding access and opportunity to rigorous courses directly aligns with our new Strategic Plan,” said Gardea. “Vision 2030 challenges the school district to prepare graduates for today’s competitive world, and by offering College in the High School courses this commitment is further reinforced.”
Students and families wishing to learn more about College in the High School courses are free to contact their school counselor for more details. SEE MORE