ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES (AP)
AP courses are rigorous academic programs available to students who demonstrate interest in the opportunity to pursue challenging college-level classes. The College Board’s AP courses are offered in a wide variety of subjects that students can take while still in high school. They offer demanding course work and a taste of what college classes are like. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit and/or advanced placement while standing out in the college admission process. College Board offers a series of examinations in May of each year to students who have taken Advanced Placement course work. AP courses can help students acquire the skills and habits necessary to be successful in post-secondary education. Hall High School AP course offerings are listed in our Program of Studies.
Be sure to check each course as some have prerequisites. AP courses are listed in this booklet and on the student transcript with the AP designation. AP exams will be given during the second and third weeks in May. There is a fee for each examination taken. Student participation in the Advanced Placement exam is a course expectation.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT - Early College Experience Program (ECE)
Hall High School participates in the Early College Experience program (ECE) offered by the University of Connecticut. This program, which is offered in high schools around the state, allows students to receive both high school credit and college credit from the University of Connecticut.
• Students may take the Early College Experience program courses if they meet all the prerequisites of the department and the university.
• Student must register in advance. Registration is facilitated through the classroom and School Counseling Office.
• Courses are taught by Hall staff members who are also adjunct professors for UConn.
• Students must maintain a grade of C or better to be awarded the university’s credits.
• Upon successful completion of a UConn/ECE course, students may request a transcript from the University of Connecticut.
• UCONN credits are accepted at many colleges and universities across the country.
• Students must register in the UConn ECE program prior to the start of the course and are financially responsible for all fees associated with the course. A $25.00 per credit fee* is charged for changes made during the add/drop period in September.
• All fees for courses dropped after the UCONN add/drop period deadline are non-refundable.
For additional information, contact the Hall School Counseling Office or visit www.ece.uconn.edu.
COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAM (CCP)
The CCP Program is a nationally recognized option that enables students to receive community college credit while completing high school courses. This program provides the benefit of earning up to 15 community college credits in many Career & Technical Education courses and Algebra II through a partnership with the community college system. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to continue their post-secondary education while concentrating on a specific pathway interest.
The CCP Program is offered in various career cluster areas for sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to pursue course work directly related to a specific career pathway. West Hartford Public Schools is aligned with Capital Community College (CCC), but because the CCP Program is a national program, many out-of-state universities and private colleges may also accept CCP Program credit. There is no fee required for participation, and students do not have to attend CCC during their enrollment in the CCP Program. Upon completion of a CCP course(s) at WHPS, students may request an official transcript directly from Capital Community College.
The College Career Pathways program is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Students enrolled in this program are required to take at least one CTE course to earn community college credit. The following course areas are currently offered and further defined within the Program of Studies:
- CTE Courses:
- Accounting - ACC*115
- Financial Literacy - BFN*110-Personal Finance
- Game & Web Design - CST*150-Web Design & Dev
- Mathematics Course:
- Algebra II (Level 1 & 2) - MAT*137-Intermediate Algebra
College credit programs exist for qualified high school students with the skill and motivation to pursue college level work. West Hartford Public Schools has a specific articulation program with Central Connecticut State University. Additionally, the University of Hartford, Capital Community and Goodwin Colleges each offer high school partnership programs. These programs permit qualified students to take one freshman level college course per semester through their college/university. College credit plus credit toward graduation from WHPS are granted for successful completion of the work. These courses are intended as enrichment courses for advanced students who are looking for additional challenge and background for later college work.
Courses taken “off-campus” may not be substituted for courses presently offered within the high schools. Tuition in most cases is free. However, students will be required to pay a registration fee plus the cost of the books and any lab fee and must arrange their own transportation. See your school counselor for details regarding these and other college programs.