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What is College in the High School?

College in the High School (CHS) is a cooperative program between local school districts and Centralia College. It allows high school students to earn Centralia College credit while simultaneously earning their high school credit for approved advanced high school courses.

The courses are taught by qualified high school teachers who work closely with Centralia College faculty liaisons to ensure the work students perform in the high school course is equivalent to a similar course taught on campus.

Centralia College’s College in the High School Program increases the educational options for highly motivated high school students who wish to earn college credit for courses deemed equivalent in rigor and content to Centralia College courses.

Courses Offered

ENGL& 101 English Composition I
ENGL& 102 Composition II
FRCH& 121 French 1
FRCH& 122 French II
HIST& 147 US History II
HIST& 148 US History III
MATH& 107 Math in Society
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II
POLS& 101 Introduction to Political Science

How to Register

Registering for the College in the High School program is a four-step process.
  1. Apply for admission: Apply for admission to the College in the High School Program at Centralia College. In 24-72 hours, you will receive an email with your Centralia College SID (Student Identification Number). There is no charge to apply for admission.
  2. Take a placement test. Take a college placement test at the Centralia College Testing Center (if your College in the High School course has a placement requirement). Note: You must have your Centralia College SID (Student Identification Number) prior to testing. The $15 fee is due at time of testing to the Cashier in the TransAltaCommons Building (second floor).
  3. Obtain a CHS Registration Packet from your high school teacher. Parent and teacher signatures are required. Submit the forms to your high school teacher.
  4. Pay any required fees to your high school.

Important Dates

  • Fall 2017 Registration: Sept. 5-15
  • Spring 2018 Registration: March 12-23

College in the High School Forms and Handbook


For more information, contact Nicole Silva in the Academic Transfer Office (Walton Science Center, Room 118) at 360-623-8613.
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Nicole Silva