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College in the High School

College in the High School

College in the High School

Oak Harbor High School partners with Central Washington University (CWU) to offer students college credit while taking certain high school courses.  The following CWU courses are offered at Oak Harbor High School. 

Oak Harbor High School Course Central Washington University Trimester 1 Credits Central Washington University Trimester 2 Credits Central Washington University Trimester 3 Credits
Honors PreCalculus Math 153, 5 credits* Math 153, 5 credits* n/a
Honors PreCalculus n/a Math 154, 5 credits* Math 154, 5 credits*
Calculus     Math 172, 5 credits*
AP Calculus AB   Math 172, 5 credits* Math 173, 5 credits*
AP Calculus BC     Math 272, 5 credits*
AP English Language & Composition   English 101, 5 credits* English 102, 5 credits*
Spanish III   Spanish 151, 5 credits Spanish 151, 5 credits
AP Spanish   Spanish 152, 5 credits* Spanish 153, 5 credits*
French IV French 151, 5 credits French 151, 5 credits n/a
French IV n/a French 152, 5 credits* French 152, 5 credits*
AP Biology     Biology 101, 5 credits
AP US Government & Politics     Poli Sci 210, 5 credits*


Math 153: 240-263+ ACCUPLACER Next Generation Advanced Algebra Exam or 270+ ACCUPLACER Next Generation Quantatative Reasoning Exam. 
Math 154: Already passed Mat 153 with a grade of “C” or higher or 264-279+ ACCUPLACER Next Generation Advanced Algebra Exam. 
Math 172: Already passed Math 154 with a grade of “C” or higher or 280+ ACCUPLACER Next Generation Advanced Algebra Exam. 
Math 173: Already passed Math 172 with a grade of “C” or higher. 
Math 272: Already passed Math 173 with a grade of “C” or higher. 
English 101: 236+ ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading and 5+ ACCUPLACER Writeplacer.
English 102: Alread passed English 101 with a grade of “C-” or higher. 
English 105: Already passed English 11 with a grade of “C-” or higher. 
Spanish 152: Already passed Spanish 151 with a grade of “C-” or higher. 
Spanish 153: Already passed Spanish 152 with a grade of “C-” or higher. 
French 152: Already passed French 151 with a grade of “C-” or higher. 

Frequently Asked Questions

° Who is eligible for College In The High School? Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are enrolled in eligible Oak Harbor High School courses are eligible to participate in the College in the High School program. 

° What is the cost? Currently, courses may be taken for $55 per credit, a 70%+ savings over taking the class later in college. Classes range from 1 to 5 credits, with most being 5 credits. Tuition is paid to Central Washington University (CWU). CWU bills families directly. Page 19 

° Will I be registered as a Central Washington University student? Yes, you will have a VIP status with CWU and will be enrolled students with CWU. Once you are ready for college, you will continue your student status and have the opportunity to apply as a full-time student without paying application fees. 

° What are the benefits of participating in the College in the High School program? College credits earned can provide students with a head start toward a college degree and help to reduce the cost of college tuition. Students earn college credits while still staying connected to the high school experience and receive direct instruction from OHHS staff and a support system for student success. Students only pay a small cost per credit – no other fees, books, or transportation to outside campus are required. 

° Can students take AP classes just as they always have without signing on for college credit? Yes, students can take AP classes as normal and choose the option of participating in AP exams in May. 

° Can I take the course and then decide to register later for CWU credit if I do well? No. All CWU registration takes place at the beginning of the course. 

° Are there prerequisites for earning college credit? Pre-requisites vary by course. See the chart on the previous page for more information regarding specific prerequisites. 

° Do I have to pay for a placement test? If you choose to complete Accuplacer testing to meet a pre-requisite, the cost is $15 for each test taken. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for a test fee waiver. 

° What if I decide I want to drop the course? Our expectation is that students will stay enrolled in the class. There is an extended period where you may withdraw, but you will receive a ‘W’ on your college transcript and there are no refunds. 

° Will I have a college transcript? Yes. Grades will remain on both your high school and college transcript and follow you throughout your college career. 

° Will my Central Washington University credits transfer to another college? CWU credits are transferable; however, each college and university determines its own transfer policies. It is your responsibility to check with the institution you plan to attend to determine their policy regarding credit for the individual courses you plan on taking. Although the credit may transfer to the school you plan on attending, you will also want to verify the specific graduation requirement the credit will satisfy. 

° How many Central Washington University credits may I take per trimester? Each student is allowed to enroll in up to 15 credits through CWU per trimester.