WVC College in the High School program accredited

June 11, 2019

Media Contact:
María Christina Monroe, director of concurrent enrollment programs, 509-682-6848
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

Wenatchee Valley College received accreditation for its College in the High School program from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) this April.

College in the High School (CIHS) allows students in grades 10-12 to earn college credit while still in high school. Concurrent enrollment programs like CIHS earn accreditation by showing that their courses offered in the high school are as rigorous as the courses offered at WVC. 

“CIHS courses give students a really good idea of what to expect when they set foot on a college campus,” said Holly Bringman, dean of liberal arts and sciences. “Earning NACEP accreditation also means CIHS credits are more likely to be accepted at other colleges and universities.”

WVC offers around 20 CIHS courses in areas including English, social science, natural science, physical education, humanities and math. Courses are available depending on whether there is qualified staff available to teach the course at the high school. Students enrolled in CIHS receive a tuition discount.

Bridgeport High School offers the largest number of CIHS courses in WVC’s service district. This spring, six students received both a high school diploma and an associate degree without ever physically attending classes on one of the WVC campuses, said Tamra Jackson, Bridgeport High School Principal.

Currently, CIHS is offered at Eastmont High School, Bridgeport High School, Mansfield High School and Lake Roosevelt High School. CIHS is expected to be offered in four more high schools by fall 2019, said WVC Director of Concurrent Enrollment Programs María Christina Monroe.

To learn more about CIHS, contact Monroe at mmonroe@wvc.edu or (509) 682-6848.


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