North Shore Senior High and San Jacinto Community College have a joined together to provide an excellent opportunity to the students of North Shore Senior High. There are three different types of dual credit programs offered at North Shore Senior High. For any of the programs listed below you must contact Ms. Hegman the academic advisor to be considered for Dual Credit. The process starts at our senior high before going to San Jac. If you are interested in participating for Fall 2017- Spring 2018 you can sign up here. Program Benefits: Concurrent college enrollment and high school enrollment Experience of the college environment Students only pay 25% of regular tuition (CTE is covered for all cost) Great on college applications (Please note universities like RICE will not take dual credit courses, please consult Ms. Hegman if you are considering an Ivy league university) Higher weighted GPA points
MECA (Modified Early College Academy) MECA is designed to provide our students with the ability to graduate with their associates degree while they are graduating from high school. Students would attend classes at San Jac every day for the first two classes of the day. Then they would resume a typical high school schedule around 10:30 am. This program will take a dedicated and driven student, they are full time college students and have to have excellent time management skills.
Qualifications for this program: Complete Pre-AP Algebra II Pass the TSIA (college entrance placement exam) or make a certain score on STAAR EOC to waive TSIA. Must be a Junior at North Shore Senior High Turn in all complete required documents Academic Dual Credit This program is designed to allow students to begin their high education and graduate high school with roughly 24 credit hours, which are all transferable to any public institution in the state of Texas. Students participate their junior year at our campus. Two professors come in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to teach their college courses. As a senior the students will travel to the San Jac North campus where they will take two classes each semester. Then return to NSSH for the rest of their day.
Fridays- San Jac doesn't typically have class on Friday's. Our Juniors are in their classroom with the academic advisor doing grade checks, any missing or incomplete dual credit assignments or learning about the college admissions process and universities. Seniors are able to freely study at their own accord. They must come on three Fridays through out the semester to do three grade checks during their scheduled class time.
Qualifications: Students must pass the TSIA (college entrance placement test) or make a certain score on STAAR EOC to waive TSIA. Junior at North Shore Senior High Provide all requirement documents
CTE Dual Credit The CTE dual Credit program allows students at the beginning of their junior year to enroll in classes at San Jac that will provide credit for a certificate at San Jac and high school credits at North Shore. By the time the student graduates from high school they will be able to sit for the state test in which ever program they are apart of to get their certificate. (Student must be 18 years old to take the test; once student has passed the program and the test they will be certified).
CTE Programs offered: Automotive HVAC Tech Medical Assisting EMT Welding
Qualifications: Student must take the TSIA (college entrance placement test) Be a junior at North Shore Senior High Turn in all required documentation Maintain a"C" or higher in courses
FAQs: Will these credits transfer to a university?Yes! We have an academic advsior that is well versed in higher education transfer options. Also if you would like to research you can use the Texas Common Course Numbering System . Ms. Hegman would be more than happy to assist or answer any questions.
Do I need to study for the TSIA? No. It is not necessary to study for the TSIA. This is simply a placement test to see if you are college ready. If you don't test in to college ready levels, we can also use your EOC STAAR test score to exempt you. We do have study guides available in the College and Career Center if you would like one.