More than 70 Tartan High School students received a total of 182 college credits in the 2012-2013 school year by taking qualified classes and meeting the requirements of the college-level material. This represents a savings of approximately $32,500 if these classes were taken at a community college. ($178.68/credit – Century College)
Since the 2006-2007 school year, 1176 college credits have been earned and over 400 Tartan High School students have participated in the articulation program.
Many people know of AP, CIS or PSEO options, but are unaware of the articulation program. Unlike AP, CIS and PSEO, this program is at no cost to students or the school district.
The Tartan Business Department has received articulation approval through Century College and other area colleges for many of Tartan’s Business classes. The courses included are Introduction to Microsoft Word (1 credit), Advanced Microsoft Word (3 credits), Microsoft Office for College and Business (3 credits), Adobe InDesign/PowerPoint (3 credits), Web Page Design (3 credits), and Principles of Marketing (3 credits) earned by DECA students.
The credit process allows students to begin the connection with college in the comfort of their own high school classroom. A student does not have to work through an admission process nor go through any prior approvals to be eligible for the program.
Students who are current juniors or seniors and earn an A or B in the articulated courses simply sign up for the credit via a website link provided by their Tartan teacher. The student is issued a certificate that can be used for up to three years after completing the class to obtain the credits at Century College. Students may need to obtain at least one other credit in the approved program at Century College in order to transfer the credits to a different college or university. For more information, contact Lori Raebel, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tartan Business Department Chair.