Brad Morse, from Manchester High School West, shares his thoughts on the benefits of the SNHU in the High School dual enrollment program.
Start college before you graduate high school with our SNHU in the High School dual enrollment program available to qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Our dual enrollment program gives students the opportunity to earn early college credits prior to high school graduation. Qualified high school instructors teach SNHU courses in the high school during the regular school day. Instructors teaching through this program must meet specific academic requirements to be approved to offer the course in the school for dual credit.
Courses meet the same content, objectives and outcomes as on campus. Your high school teachers will teach the SNHU courses in your school during the regular school day – no classes after school, weekends or summers. SNHU courses may be used to meet your high school graduation requirements as well.
The program offers courses from a variety of disciplines, with new courses added each year. Approved courses are reviewed by university faculty to ensure course content and assessment methods. In addition, our faculty members visit the high school classrooms.
Get a jump start on college with SNHU in the High School.
There are plenty of reasons to consider Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses through SNHU in the High School. For example, you begin the process of accumulating early college credits and save time by taking classes while you're in high school that can be applied toward your college degree. Also, you will save a lot of money by taking the courses while in high school and gain experience as a college student, so you learn early what to expect from post-secondary courses.
The courses are taught by your high teachers during the regular school day. The program allows eligible high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, to take SNHU courses to earn credit simultaneously toward both a high school diploma and a college degree. While there is no guarantee, the college credits earned may be transferable to other colleges and universities as well. Universities have varying policies on accepting transfer credits and you will need to consult with any intended college/university to determine transferability.
SNHU in the High School is available at many local schools.
SNHU in the High School can help your child get a jump start on college – starting as early as sophomore year – for just a fraction of the cost of full-time tuition. SNHU in the High School is available in many area schools.
Getting Started: Find out what courses are offered at the high school
Parents must give permission for students under 18 to enroll in the course by signing the completed student application and a $100 check made payable to SNHU, depending on your high school's policy. If paying by credit card, complete the information on the application.
Currently approved (see approval process) teachers in the program are qualified to teach SNHU courses in their high schools; considered SNHU adjunct faculty members and a part of the university community. SNHU in the High school teachers have the opportunity to challenge students by providing an experience that allows them to earn college credits while still in high school. By participating in the SNHU in the High School program, teachers take an active role in fostering the commitment to excellence in education while enjoying the challenge and professional growth opportunities. Interaction between the high school teachers and sponsoring university SNHU fosters strong local networks among secondary and post-secondary educators.
Teachers interested in participating in the dual enrollment program must meet minimum SNHU adjunct criteria (see below) and complete the approval process:
Upon receipt of the above, an SNHU faculty member/department chair conducts a course syllabus ''mapping'' to verify the fidelity of the high school course to the SNHU course with respect to the breadth and depth of content and also pedagogy and assessment methods. The teacher will be notified by the Director for Dual Enrollment as to the decision. If approved the teacher and school administrator will receive an official approval letter stating that the course(s) can be offered in the high school for college credit. Minimum student enrollment is 6 for the course to be offered as dual enrollment. When the course(s) is offered, an assigned SNHU faculty partner/liaison will visit the class to evaluate content, pedagogy and assessment methods to ensure quality and comparability with courses taught at SNHU.
High school students can take university-level courses as part of their regular high school schedules for only $100 per course through SNHU in the High School.
High school dual enrollment programs continue to increase in popularity for high school students, parents, teachers and school administrators. The benefits:
To participate, principals and administrators identify their teachers who have the appropriate qualifications and credentials and the prospective high school courses that could align with SNHU introductory-level courses.
Dual enrollment programs like SNHU in the High School are well-established and growing in popularity around the country as more administrators realize the numerous benefits to the students. Congress is reviewing at least 9 bills encouraging further development of concurrent enrollment programs that would expand and support these college-high school partnerships.
We hope you will encourage your teachers to investigate and participate in the program, provide professional development opportunities for your teachers and collaborate with the university’s dual enrollment office to promote the program in your school. Interested Principals and Administrators wishing to implement courses should contact the Director for Dual Enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University.