In this dual-enrollment program, Pitt-Bradford partners with high school faculty to offer colleges courses in the high school during the normal school day. The purpose of College in the High School is to strengthen ties with local and surrounding schools by offering high school students an opportunity to earn college credit, create a stronger relationship between Pitt-Bradford faculty and high school teachers, and to familiarize high school students with the university environment.
In addition to earning college credits, students also receive a Pitt ID card, which enables them to use the university’s library system. They are also eligible to receive a computer access account at the university.
The College in the High School courses are taught by certified high school faculty who have a master’s degree or the master’s equivalency and have been certified as adjunct faculty members by the appropriate university departments. Grades for the course are given by the teacher and are based on the student’s performance on graded assignments, quizzes, and tests assigned by the high school teacher and a final exam that is provided by the appropriate department at the university.
Offerings for 2012-2013:
- ANTH 0101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- ART 0111 Art Appreciation
- BIOL 0091 Concepts of Biology
- BIOL 0112 Human Biology
- CHEM 0089 Concepts of Chemistry
- COMM 0101 Introduction to Human Communication
- COMM 0109 Introduction to Cinema
- ECON 0101 Economics in the Modern World
- ENG 0101 English Composition I
- ENG 0102 English Composition 2
- FR 0203 Intermediate French
- GEOG 0101 World Regional Geography
- HPRED 0101 Introduction to Sports Medicine
- MATH 0098 College Algebra II
- MATH 0132 Precalculus
- MATH 0140 Calculus I
- MGMT 0110 Principles of Management
- MIS 0103 Microcomputing for Management
- PET 0101 Introduction to Petroleum Industry
- PET 0102 Environment and Safety
- PHYS 0103 Concepts of Modern Physics
- SPAN 0203 Intermediate Spanish
The offerings listed above will vary by school district. Schools participating have included Austin Area School, Bradford High School, Cameron County High School, Coudersport High School, Galeton Area School District, Northern Potter High School, Oswayo Valley High School, Otto-Eldred High School, Ridgway Area High School, Smethport Area High School, and St. Marys High School.
For information about participation, 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 email@example.com.