College in the High School

  • There are four programs that award college credit to students in high school, beginning in 9th grade: Advanced Placement (AP), Career and Technical Education (CTE), Running Start, and College in the High School (CiHS). CiHS courses fulfill both high school diploma and college degree requirements and are offered on the YHS campus through South Puget Sound Community College and Central Washington University. CiHS courses benefit students in several ways, including:

    • 1. Advanced Preparation: College credit courses provide high school students with an opportunity to gain exposure to college-level curriculum, which can prepare them for the academic rigor of higher education. They can also help students understand the expectations and demands of college coursework, making their transition to college easier.

    • 2. College Savings: College credit courses taken in high school are typically less expensive (and free of charge in many cases) than taking the same courses in college. Students who take these courses are able to earn college credits without incurring the high cost of tuition and fees. They also save time in the long run because they don’t need to take the courses again in college.

    • 3. Increased Flexibility: By taking college credit courses in high school, students have greater flexibility in their college schedules. They may be able to complete required courses earlier or take elective courses that they would not otherwise have been able to take.

    • 4. Enhanced College Applications: Students who take college credit courses in high school demonstrate their academic ability and commitment to higher education. This can be attractive to college admissions officers and can enhance a student's college application.

    • 5. Improved Time Management and Study Skills: Taking college credit courses in high school can help students develop the necessary time management and study skills needed to be successful in college. Students who take these courses learn how to manage their time effectively and how to study independently, which are essential skills for college success. 

    Overall, taking college credit courses in high school provides numerous benefits to students. It can help them prepare for college, save money and time, increase their flexibility, enhance their college applications, and develop critical skills necessary for success in higher education.

Yelm High School College in the High School Courses

  • Math
    • Math in Society
    • Statistics
    • Precalculus
    • Calculus
    • Personal Finance
    English
    • English 11 (101)
    • English 12 (102)
    Science
    • Honors Biology 
    Social Studies
    • World History
    • United States History
    • European History
    • American Government
    • Economics
    PE
    • Abdominal Strength/Core Fit
    • Conditioning Exercise
    • Glute & Abdominal Conditioning/Tone & Flex
    • Weight Training/Bigger, Faster, Stronger
    World Languages
    • Spanish 
    • American Sign Language
    Arts
    • Music Theory
    • History of Rock and Roll
    • History of Jazz
    Other
    • Careers in Education
    • Pathways to Success/Career Planning Seminar

SPSCC CiHS

  • The South Puget Sound Community College in the High School (CiHS) program allows high school students to take SPSCC courses from approved high school instructors without leaving their high school campus. Students grades 9-12 are able to participate in the program.

    SPSCC CiHS Link

Central Washington CiHS

  • The Central Washington University College in the High School (CiHS) program allows high school students to take CWU courses from approved high school instructors without leaving their high school campus. Students grades 9-12 are able to participate in the program.

    CWU CiHS Link

Have Questions?

  • Office of Student Learning Program Coordinator at 360.458.6144 or email Barb Meekhof