Apollo-Ridge partners with more schools for college credits
Apollo-Ridge High School students will have more opportunities next year to get an early jump on their college careers without having to leave the building.
The board on Monday came to agreements with Mount Aloysius College and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College to offer credit for approved Advanced Placement courses at Apollo-Ridge.
Each three-credit course will be offered only to 11th- and 12th-graders, who will pay between $35 and $50 for each credit.
“This is a chance for the kids to get a jump start at a very inexpensive rate,” board president Greg Primm said.
The district will first submit syllabi for its advanced English, biology, chemistry and business courses for the colleges' approval, according to Superintendent Matt Curci.
Those are the courses that have been approved by Seton Hill University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with which Apollo-Ridge has dual-enrollment agreements.
Students whose classes apply both to the high school and IUP are required to attend courses at the Indiana campus to receive credit.
Like Seton Hill, Mount Aloysius in Cresson and Pennsylvania Highlands, with multiple campuses, will offer credit for courses taught at the high school.
How the credits transfer will vary based on individual institutions, according to Curci.
Braden Ashe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4673 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- East Franklin family held at gunpoint in Arnold; no one hurt
- Storms knock out power to several in Western Pa.
- Police: Man riding bike in New Kensington strikes truck, dies
- Kiski River search finds kayak but no kayaker
- Tarentum teen to be tried as an adult in New Year’s shooting
- Break-ins reported in Oakmont
- Man uninjured after leap from Hulton Bridge
- Burrell Township rollover wreck kills Parks man
- Apollo-Ridge students connect world, science
- Highlands board votes to allow ads on website
- Cochran repair center planned in Harrison