Early College Program
About the Program
The Early College Program is a partnership between Summerville and Columbia which allows juniors and seniors to take college classes concurrently with their high school classes. Summerville grade level coordinators will work with students to help adjust their high school schedule to best adapt to their college course schedule. For additional information please click on the above link or contact Mr. Atkins at 209-928-4228 ext 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Be on track with their graduation requirements
- Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and meet eligibility requirements
- Sign and submit the Early College Contract
- Sign and return the Columbia College Free Transcript Request
- Pay the health services fee (approximately $30)
- Submit required registration forms for Columbia College.
- They must have a minimum of two classes per day at Summerville High.
When students select course options through Columbia, final approval will be required by the GLC or Principal. Students may replace up to four elective classes at the high school with the equivalent amount of credits at the college. High school students earn 5.0 credits per semester class taken at the high school. Each credit for a college course is worth 3.3 high school credits. An example of this calculation: A 3 unit college class is worth 10 high school semester credits. Therefore, a student could enroll in one 3.0 unit college class, and replace 2-semester high school classes.
Replacing a Required Summerville Course
If a student would like to replace a Summerville High required course during the school year (see list of required courses below) they must first pass an academic college-level course with at least a B. For example, a student could take a history class at Columbia and earn a B or an A, and then in a future semester take English 1A at Columbia to replace either their 11th or 12th grade Summerville English course.
In 11th grade, students are required to enroll on the Summerville campus in:
- US History
In 12th grade, students are required to enroll on the Summerville campus in:
- Senior Seminar
- One elective course