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Westside’s Concurrent Credit Program

WCHS has formed partnerships with George Fox University (GFU) 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 12 classes (11 through GFU and 1 through NNU) are eligible for concurrent credit. 

2021-22 Courses through George Fox University (semester system)

  • AP Literature & Composition taught by Ms. Tagayuna will generate credit in LITR 100: Intro to Literature (3 credits)
  • AP Language & Composition taught by Ms. Tagayuna will generate credit in WRIT 110: College Composition (3 credits)
  • Pre-Calculus taught by Mr. Porter will generate credit in MATH 190: Pre-calculus Mathematics (4 credits)
  • AP Calculus AB taught by Mr. Porter will generate credit in MATH 201: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • AP US History taught by Mr. Wright will generate credit in HIST 151: US History to 1865 (3 credits)
  • AP World History taught by Mrs. Rose will generate credit in HIST 100: World History I (3 credits)
  • AP European History taught by Mrs. Rose will generate credit in HIST 110: World Civilization to 1648 (3 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology taught by Mrs. Chase will generate credit in BIOL 150: Intro to Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
  • AP Biology taught by Mrs. Chase will generate credit in BIOL 100: Foundations of Biology (4 credits)
  • AP Chemistry taught by Mrs. Galloway will generate credit in CHEM 120: Foundations of Chemistry (4 credits) 
  • AP Physics taught by Mrs. Lopresti will generate credit in PHYS 150: Physics of Everyday Life (4 credits)
Registration
Registration will occur electronically through George Fox University at the end of January each year. 
 
Cost
$50 per credit hour.  Non-refundable payment made by credit card at the time of registration. 
 
Requirements
Students must earn a year-long grade of B- or higher to earn college credit.
 

2021-22 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 
$75 per credit hour ($300).  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.

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