Through established partnerships with colleges and universities such as Messiah College, Lancaster Bible College, Cairn University, and Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg Christian School’s Dual Enrollment Program allows academically prepared students to take discounted college courses while still in high school. Successful completion of these courses count for both high school and college credit. These college courses are “transcripted” by the college which makes these credits transferable to the college of your choice. NOTE: students should review the transfer credit policies of their intended post-secondary institution for more information.
The opportunity to take a college course is dependent upon a number of factors: (1) the student’s current academic record; (2) the student’s ability to meet HCS graduation requirements (some college courses can serve as an alternative to HS courses); (3) the student’s scheduling of advanced HCS courses; and (4) the ability to schedule a college course into the high school schedule (this is in regards to college courses a student might elect to take off-campus).
All costs associated with taking a college course is paid by the student. Colleges will bill the student directly thus opening up opportunities for families to use 529 Plan and Education IRA savings. Juniors and Seniors interested in taking college courses should mark their course selection sheet accordingly. The Administration will make the final determination whether a high school student is eligible to take a college course during their Junior/Senior years.