College in the High School
College in the High School 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 courses.
What is College in the High School?
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.
College in the High School 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.
STEP 1 – See your High School’s College in the High School Counselor
The College in the High School (CiHS) counselor at your high school will help you determine which CiHS courses you should take.
Step 2 – Apply for Admission
Apply online to Centralia College or visit the Enrollment Services Office (second floor of the TransAlta Commons on the main campus or Centralia College East in Morton). There is no cost to apply.
Step 3 – Submit Placement & Transcripts
Centralia College offers several ways for students to complete academic placement into math and English courses. Work with your CiHS counselor to determine which is best for you!
- High School transcript (used for English Placement only)
- College placement test. Visit the Testing Center for options and availability.
- Assessment taken at another college/university
- Transcript from another college with successful completion of specific classes
- Approved Academic Credit for Prior Learning: Credit by Testing such as Advanced Placement (view Advanced Placement equivalencies (pdf)), International Baccalaureate (IB) (view International Baccalaureate equivalences (pdf)), or Cambridge International (CI) (view Cambridge International (CI) equivalencies (pdf)).
For the most current list of acceptable placement options, including minimum scores required and expiration periods, contact Enrollment Services at 360-623-8976 or email@example.com. Submit other college/university assessments, transcripts, or AP/IB/CI scores to Enrollment Services
Forms & Handbook
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) (5)
An expository writing course encouraging students to think and write with clarity and conciseness; to organize and develop their ideas; and to express themselves sharply, economically, and grammatically. Pre-requisite: Students must meet mandatory placements to enroll in ENGL& 101.
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)
An introduction to the French language, including the major axes of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. While building competence in French language, students will also study francophone cultures from around the world, including but not limited to France.
FRCH& 122 French III (H) (5)
Second class in sequence. An introduction to the French language, including the major axes of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, While building competence in French language, students will also study francophone cultures from around the world, including but not limited to France. Pre-requisite: FRCH& 121, or instructor permission.
FRCH& 123 French II (H) (5)
Third class in sequence. An introduction to the French language, including the major axes of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. While building competence in French language, students will also study francophone cultures from around the world, including but not limited to France. Pre-requisite: FRCH& 122, or instructor permission.
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& 202 American Government (SS) (5)
Students will examine the American political structure and its ideological roots. We will explore how the structure is organized and how it operates.
SPAN& 121 Spanish I (H) (5)
First class in 100 level sequence. Learn the fundamental skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Develop an awareness of Spanish speaking countries and their cultures.
High school teachers benefit from the experience of teaching a college-level course, setting higher standards for students, and helping to prepare students for higher education. Each participating high school teacher receives training and works collaboratively with a Centralia College Faculty Liaison within the discipline they are teaching. The Faculty Liaison assists in curriculum development, assessment standards, teaching methodology, and can provide valuable supplemental material.
High School Teacher Minimum Qualifications
- High school faculty will meet Centralia College adjunct instructor qualifications for the appropriate college department: A master’s degree in the field of educational service or a closely related field.
- The complete job descriptions with required and preferred qualifications by discipline are available by visiting Centralia College’s employment site.
- The CiHS program will adhere to appropriate Washington Administrative Codes (WAC) and Policy 2.012 regarding qualifications for community and technical college personnel.
Resources and Downloads
- CiHS Teacher Handbook (pdf)
- CiHS Faculty Liaison Handbook (pdf)
- CiHS Timeline (pdf)
- CiHS Faculty Liaison Checklist of Duties (pdf)
- CiHS High School Teacher Checklist of Duties (pdf)
- CiHs New Instructor Training Worksheet (Word doc)
- CiHS Paired Work Worksheet (Word doc)
- CiHS Professional Development Worksheet (Word doc)
- CiHS Observation of Instruction (Word doc)
Centralia College also offers dual credit courses on the college campus through the Running Start program. Running Start allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend classes at Centralia College tuition-free. It is a seperate program from College in the High School.