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Westside's Concurrent Credit Program

WCHS Concurrent Credit Opportunities with George Fox University and Northwest Nazarene University

At Westside Christian High School (WCHS), we are committed to providing our students with exceptional educational opportunities that prepare them for future academic and career success. One of the ways we achieve this is through our valuable partnerships with George Fox University and Northwest Nazarene University, which allow our students to earn college credit while still in high school. For $75 per college credit hour, students may realistically complete over a full year’s worth of college credit by the time they graduate from Westside.

Program Highlights:
  • Affordable College Credits: For just $75 per college credit hour, WCHS students can take advantage of this cost-effective way to earn college credits, significantly reducing the overall cost of their college education.
  • Substantial College Credit Accumulation: Through these partnerships, students have the potential to complete over a full year's worth of college credit by the time they graduate from WCHS.
  • Diverse Course Offerings: We offer a wide range of courses eligible for concurrent credit, catering to various interests and academic goals.
     
Eligible 2024–2025 Courses through George Fox University (semester system):
  • AP Literature & Composition generates credit in LITR 100: Intro to Literature (3 credits)
  • AP Language & Composition generates credit in WRIT110: College Writing (3 credits)
  • AP Calculus AB generates credit in MATH 190: Precalculas Mathematics (4 credits)
  • AP World History generates credit in Math 201: Calculus (4 credits)
  • AP European History generates credit in HIST 110: World Civilization to 1648 (3 credits)
  • AP US History generates credit in HIST 100: World History (3 credits)
  • Government generates credit in PSCI 190: American Government (3 credits)
  • Economics 
  • Anatomy & Physiology generates credit in BIOL 150: Intro to Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
  • AP Biology generates credit in BIOL 100: Foundations of Biology (4 credits)
  • AP Chemistry generates credit in CHEM 120: Foundations in Chemistry (4 credits)
  • AP Physics generates credit in PHYS 150: Physics and Everyday Life (4 credits)
  • AP 2-D Art & Design generates credit in ARTS 101: Basic Design 2-D (3 credits)
  • AP 3-D Art & Design generates credit in ARTS 102: Basic Design 3-D (3 credits)
  • AP Drawing generates credit in ARTS 111: Drawing (3 credits)
Eligible 2024–2025 Courses through Northwest Nazarene University (semester system):
  • Spanish 4 generates credit in SPAN 2015 & 2025 Intermediate Spanish (4 credits for each semester)

AP Art Courses:

Our AP 2-D Art & Design class is particularly noteworthy as it offers flexibility based on student interest. From this course, students can explore three different AP Art classes, allowing them to delve deeper into their artistic passions and earn concurrent college credit.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment:
  • Academic Advancement: Students can get a head start on their college education, making their transition to college smoother and more manageable.
  • Cost Savings: By earning college credits in high school, students and their families can save on tuition costs, potentially reducing student loan debt.
  • College Readiness: Engaging in college-level coursework prepares students for the academic rigors of higher education, fostering critical thinking and advanced study skills.
  • Enhanced College Applications: Demonstrating the ability to succeed in college-level courses can strengthen students’ college applications, making them more competitive candidates.
     

At WCHS, we are dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to excel in their academic pursuits and beyond. Our concurrent credit program with George Fox University and Northwest Nazarene University is just one of the many ways we support our students' journeys to success. For more information on how to enroll in these courses and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, please contact our counselor's office.

Westside’s Concurrent Credit Program FAQ

Q: By taking one of these classes, are students dual-enrolled at a college?
A: No, students are only enrolled at Westside.  They are not admitted to any of the colleges offering concurrent credit for classes taught at Westside.
 
Q: When applying to college do I include credits earned through Westside’s concurrent credit classes?
A: No, you should only include those classes listed on your Westside transcript.
 
Q: Are there additional requirements for the class if I register for Concurrent Credit?
A: No, expectations for students in the class remain the same whether or not they choose to register for concurrent credit.
 
Q: Does credit show up on my Westside transcript?
A: Only high school credit shows up on your Westside transcript.  College credits will be listed on the transcript you request from the respective concurrent credit provider.
 
Q: If the concurrent credit comes from an AP class, do I need to take the AP test?
A: No, taking an AP test is not a requirement for concurrent credit nor the GPA weighting offered by Westside.

Concurrent Credit by Numbers

2019
58% of WCHS graduates received at least one Concurrent Credit 
The average hours per student was 16.8 credit hours 

2020
71% of WCHS graduates received at least one Concurrent Credit 
The average hours per student was 16.3 credit hours 

 

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