College in the High School

  • In this program, we partner with regional high schools to offer entry-level college courses in the high schools. That means you can earn college credit and become familiar with college-level academics and the university environment while you're still in high school.  

    College in the High School courses are taught by certified high school teachers who have a master’s degree or the master’s equivalency and have been certified as adjunct faculty members by the university. High school teachers work throughout the year with Pitt-Bradford faculty member liaisons, whether it is course-specific or about student achievement in general.

    The high school teachers give grades for the courses, which are based on assignments, quizzes and tests determined by both faculty members, and also by a final exam that is provided by the university. During the 2013-14 academic year, more than 800 students participated in the program.

    If you are a CHS student and eventually enroll at Pitt-Bradford, you may be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship a year for up to two years. To be eligible, you would need at least a 2.5 GPA from your Pitt-Bradford and high school courses. 

    But there's more. 

    If you have a qualifying SAT/ACT score and high school GPA, you also could receive a Panther Scholarship, and that $1,000 would be added it. That means if you live on campus, you could receive $6,500 each year for the first two years and $5,500 for each of the last two years for a total of $24,000. If you commute, you could receive $2,000 each year for the first two years and $1,000 for each of the last two years for a total of $6,000.


    Schools participating in the CHS program:

    • Austin Area High School
    • Bradford Area High School
    • Brookville Area High School
    • Cameron County High School
    • Cranberry Area High School
    • Coudersport High School
    • Eisenhower High School (Warren) 
    • Forest Area High Schools (East &West)
    • Galeton Area High School 
    • Johnsonburg Area High School
    • Kane Area High School 
    • Northern Potter High School
    • Oil City Area High School
    • Oswayo Valley High School
    • Otto-Eldred High School 
    • Port Allegany High School
    • Ridgway Area High School 
    • Rocky Grove High School
    • Sheffield High School (Warren)
    • Smethport Area High School
    • St. Marys High School
    • Titusville High School
    • Warren Area High School  
    • Youngsville High School (Warren) 

    Program Resources

    For information, please contact your high school principal.  For general information about this program, please contact Dr. Stephen Robar, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of the College in the High School program, at