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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 (C) (5)
Expository writing course which encourages students to think and write with clarity, conciseness, and enjoyment; to organize and develop their ideas; and to express themselves sharply, economically, and grammatically. Prerequisite: students must meet mandatory placement requirements to enroll. A minimum score of 83 on the COMPASS test, a minimum score of 46 on the ASSET test, or completion of five credits of ENGL 099 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) (5)
A course in argumentative and persuasive writing, methods of research, development and preparation of original source-based papers and projects. Prerequisite: completion of ENGL& 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

FRCH& 121 French I (H) (5)
A multimedia course that combines video, audio, and print. Emphasis is on communicative proficiency, self-expression and cultural insight. Resources include CDs, videos and the World Wide Web.

FRCH& 122 French II (H) (5)
A multimedia course that combines video, audio, and print. Emphasis is on communicative proficiency, self-expression and cultural insight. Resources include CDs, videos, and the internet. Prerequisite: FRCH& 121 or permission of instructor.

HIST& 147 US History II (SS) (5)
Analysis of American history from Antebellum Era to the Progressive Era. Emphasis will be on the political, social, and economic changes.

HIST& 148 US History III (SS) (5)
Analysis of American history from World War One to the present. Emphasis will be on the political, social, and economic changes.

MATH& 107 Math in Society (M) (5)
Designed to enhance math proficiency of liberal arts students as they meet personal and professional demands. Includes mathematics in management, statistics, probability, art, and other practical applications in society. Not preparation for calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 099 or equivalent.

MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I (M) (5)
Study of elementary functions (polynomial, exponential, logarithmic), systems of equations, matrix algebra. Modeling and problem solving techniques are emphasized from a graphic, symbolic and numeric perspective. Prerequisite: MATH 099 or equivalent placement.

MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II (M) (5)
Graphical, numerical, symbolic development of trigonometric functions and their inverses as defined on the unit circle and right triangles; identities, equations, and applications; complex numbers, polar coordinates, parametric equations, vectors, conics, and sequences and series. Prerequisite: MATH& 141.

POLS& 101 Intro Political Science (SS) (5)
Exploration of the fundamentals of political science: key concepts, principles, and theories. Analyze why and how leaders make the decisions they do, and why citizens obey most of these decisions.

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

  • Spring 2018 Registration: March 12-23
  • Fall 2018 Registration: TBA

College in the High School Forms and Handbook

Contact

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

Academic Transfer

Walton Science Center
Room 118
360-623-8928

Christian Bruhn
Dean of Instruction
360-623-8364

Nicole Silva
Administrative Assistant
360-623-8613