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Early College Credit Program

In line with our district goal of college and career readiness, we’re excited to announce that BHUSD has partnered with West LA College to provide new opportunities for BHHS students to begin taking college courses on our campus and earn college credits during their high school years! Students will gain early exposure to college coursework guided by West LA College instructors with the support of the District.  
 
  • The Early College Credit Program is a series of 5 courses (3 college credits each) set to launch for the Spring 2019 semester.  
  • While earning their high school diploma, BHHS students will have the opportunity to earn up to 15 college credits transcripted through West LA College by the time they graduate.  
  • There are NO fees for these courses. 
  • The application will be specific for each of the courses offered per semester. The first course of the 5 course series will begin on January 22nd.  
  • Only 25 BHHS students will be selected for the Spring 2019 course based on academic performance and attendance.
 
How to Apply:
Students in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply. Please complete the attached application and return to your High School counselor by Friday, December 21.
 
Dates / Time / Location :
The Spring 2019 course starts Jan 22 through May 21, 2019. Students will attend classes on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm - 7:20pm on BHHS campus (room location TBD).
 
Spring 2019 Course Description:
Communication Studies 101 (3 credits)
(Transferrable: University of California as 101 Public Speaking / California State University as Speech 101)
This beginning course provides a study of the principles of communication and audience analysis. These principles are applied to everyday social and business relationships. Students are trained in the principle and practice of effective speech composition and delivery.
 
Early College Credit Program and Benefits
  • Concurrent credit courses provide students with college-level experience in both core and career areas, preparation for post-secondary success and opportunities to earn early college credit, which reduces the cost and time for earning a post-secondary degree.
  • These courses also help students discover and pursue their futures while in high school.
  • Credit is recorded on West LA’s transcript. These concurrent credit courses will be the first grades on a student’s college academic records.
  • Concurrent credit classes tie directly into BHUSD’s career pathways program.
 
Thank you for considering this opportunity as we work diligently to reimagine the high school experience and create stronger linkages to college coursework. Please contact Dustin Seeman, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services or your student’s counselor with any questions.