Advanced Courses for College Credit at HHS

 HHS offers three types of advanced courses for credit - Advanced Placement [AP], Dual Credit [DC], and Early College [EC]. Their requirements and descriptions are below.

Advanced Placement [AP]

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are essentially entry-level college courses offered as standardized high school classes. AP is designed to prepare students for college-level work by offering a more accelerated and challenging course of study. Yet despite being more difficult, AP classes arenโ€™t actually as scary as they sound because they simply build on what students are already studying at a high school level. AP students use their time in the classroom to prepare for the AP exam: a standardized test created and overseen by the College Board that demonstrates a studentโ€™s mastery of college-level subjects. Doing well in AP classes results in high school credit, and passing AP exams potentially results in college credit. Courses are accepted at most Universities/Colleges across the US.

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Requirements & Program Details

  • For Advanced Placement, you must pass an exam to get the University/College credit.

  • To take Advanced Placement courses you must meet the prerequisites. 

  • The exam is $95.

 Dual Credit [DC]

Dual enrollment courses are pretty straightforwardโ€”theyโ€™re college classes open to high schoolers which can be listed on both high school and college transcripts. They can be offered at a local high school, but more often theyโ€™re available at or through a local community college. Some can even be taken online. Because these are actual college courses, high school students who pass are automatically awarded both high school and college credit. Theyโ€™re known as โ€œdual enrollmentโ€ because the student is technically enrolled in high school and college at the same time. But if you think your student can simply skip out on high school and go straight to college by taking dual enrollment courses, sorry. Thereโ€™s a bit more to it than that.

From PearsonAccelerated

Requirements & Program Details

  • Students must get a specific grade or better in the course to earn University/College credit.

  • Dual Credit courses transfer to any Universities/Colleges in South Dakota. 

  • Whether or not out-of-state universities/colleges accept Dual Credit courses are up to the individual universities/colleges.

  • Juniors must have a 3.5 GPA or an ACT score of 24 or higher for University/College credit

  • Seniors must have a 3.25 GPA or an ACT score of 21 or higher for University/College credit

  • Southeast Technical College courses do not have entrance requirements 

  • Dual Credit courses cost approximately $50 per credit

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 Early College [EC]

HHS's Early College program college-level courses are offered at HHS, taught by college-level qualified teachers, and paid for by the Harrisburg School District.

Requirements & Program Details

  • To qualify, Juniors must have 22 credits by the end of Junior year and must have a 3.5 GPA or a 24 ACT score or higher

  • Seniors must have 24 credits after the first semester of Senior year and must have a 3.25 GPA or a 21 ACT score or higher

  • If you qualify, courses are paid for by the Harrisburg School District

 

Course Listings

Advanced Placement [AP] Courses

For course description and full details, click here.

Course

[AP] Language & Composition

[AP] Literature & Composition

[AP] Calculus    

[AP] Statistics

[AP] Human Geography

[AP] [DC] European History       

[AP] [DC] US History       

[AP] Government

[AP] Biology 

[AP] Chemistry 

[AP] Physics

[AP] Environmental Science

[AP] [DC] Music Theory

Credits

 3 credits

3 credits

4 credits

3 credits

3 credits

3 credits

Taught by HHS Instructor through Augustana

6 credits

Taught by HHS Instructor through Augustana

3 credits

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

2 credits

Dual Credit & Early College Courses

For course description and full details, click here.

Course

[DC] College Algebra

[DC] Anatomy & Physiology

[DC] Computer Science

[DC] Exploration of Teaching

[DC] Intro to Construction

[DC] Residential Construction

[DC] CNA

[DC] [EC] Speech

[DC] [EC] Sociology

[DC] Online courses

Credits

3 credits
Taught by USD Instructor

3 credits
Taught by HHS Instructor through Augustana

3 credits
Taught by DSU Instructor

2 credits
Taught by HHS Instructor through USD

7 credits
Taught by HHS Instructor through STC

8 credits
Taught by HHS Instructor through STC

3 credits
Taught by STC Instructor

3 credits
Taught by USD Instructor

3 credits
Taught by USD Instructor

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