Westside Concurrent Credit

WCHS has formed partnerships with Warner Pacific College (WPC) and Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) to offer concurrent high school and college credit through a selected group of classes. Based on course selection, a student can realistically complete a full year’s worth of college credit by the time they graduate from Westside. For a nominal additional fee, students have the opportunity to earn college credit through their regular Westside class without any additional requirements. The following 10 classes (9 through WPC and 1 through NNU) are eligible for concurrent credit.

2016-17 Courses through Warner Pacific College (semester system)

AP Literature & Composition taught by Mrs. Hultgren will generate credit in En 120: Intro to Literature (3 credits)

AP Language & Composition taught by Ms. Tagayuna will generate credit in En 101: College Composition (3 credits)

Pre-Calculus taught by Mr. Porter will generate credit in MA 115: Precalculus (4 credits)

AP Calculus AB – taught by Mr. Porter will generate credit in MA 251: Calculus 1 (4 credits)

AP US History taught by Mr. Wright will generate credit in HIS 201: US History (3 credits)

AP World History taught by Mrs. Rose will generate credit in HIS 211: Survey of World History (3 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology taught by Mrs. Little will generate credit in BIO 121: Intro to Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)

AP Biology – taught by Mrs. Little will generate credit in BIO 102: General Biology 2 (4 credits)

AP Physics taught by Mr. Thompson will generate credit in PHS 121 Intro to Physics (4 credits).

Registration — Paper registration will be distributed to all students in the fall and are due to Mr. Ball by January 18. He will send all registration forms as one packet to the WPC Registrar, Victoria Cumings. Link to 2016-17 Registration Packet

Cost — $65 per credit hour. Non-refundable payment may be made by check or credit card at the time of registration.

Requirements — Students must earn a year-long grade of B- or higher to earn college credit.

Transcript Fee – 1st is free and $7 for each one thereafter.

 

2016-17 Courses through Northwest Nazarene University (semester system)

Spanish 4 taught by Dr. Cook will generate credit in SPAN 2010 & 2020 Intermediate Spanish (4 credits for each semester).

Registration — Dr. Cook will distribute registration forms during the first month of school.

Option A – Registration forms and full payment need to be returned to Mr. Ball by November 1. He will send all registration forms as one packet to the NNU registrar by November 15.

Option B – Registration forms and $10 nonrefundable fee need to be returned to Mr. Ball by November 1. Full payment for course due to NNU by May 15.

Cost — $115 per credit hour ($460). Non-refundable payment may be made by check or credit card at the time of registration.

Requirements — Students must earn a year-long grade of B- or higher to earn college credit.

Transcript Fee – $10 per transcript.

At the successful completion of the course(s), the credit will appear on a standard WPC or NNU transcript and will be transferable to any institution that accepts transfer credits.

Concurrent Credit FAQ

By taking one of these classes, are students dual enrolled at a college?

No, students are only enrolled at Westside.  They are not admitted to any of the colleges offering concurrent credit for classes taught at Westside.

When applying to college do I include credits earned through Westside’s concurrent credit classes?

No, you should only include those classes listed on your Westside transcript.

Are there additional requirements for the class if I register for Concurrent Credit?

No, expectations for students in the class remain the same whether or not they choose to register for concurrent credit.

Does credit show up on my Westside transcript?

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.

If the concurrent credit comes from an AP class, do I need to take the AP test?

No, taking an AP test is not a requirement for concurrent credit nor the GPA weighting offered by Westside.