Earning College Credit at RHAM High School

On-Campus Programs


UCONN EARLY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE (ECE)

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Being a part of UConn Early College Experience (ECE) is being a part of the University of Connecticut. By taking UConn ECE courses, you have officially started your college career and have gained time and flexibility to explore a variety of options in the upcoming years. UConn ECE students are registered as non-degree students at the university. They receive full access to the UConn library system and many technological services. You benefit by taking college courses in a familiar setting with an instructor you know. You also earn college credit for a fraction of the cost it would be had you taken the course on a UConn campus. Credit earned will be included in the student's GPA and will be listed on their transcript.

RHAM Course Corresponding UConn Course

Environmental Science NRE 1000 - 3 credits

French IV FREN 3250 - 3 credits

French V FREN 3268 - 3 credits

Latin IV CAMS 3102 - 3 credits (teacher:

Latin V CAMS 3102 - 3 credits (teacher:

Physics 1 PHYS 1201Q - 4 credits

Physics C PHYS 1401Q - 4 credits

Spanish V SPANISH 3178 and SPANISH 3179 (register for both) - 6 credits


The College Career Pathways Program (CCP) through Manchester Community College

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College Career Pathways (CCP) is a collaborative program between RHAM High School and Manchester Community College. It is designed to allow high school students to sample the rigor of college academics, and possibly earn college credit, while attending high school. The CCP courses meet the same level of rigor taught at the college level. Students earn "dual credit" (credit from their high school and credit from MCC). Credit earned will be included in the student's GPA and will be listed on their transcript.


How does it work?

  • School counselors and the CCP coordinator determine student eligibility for the CCP program
  • Students must be in grade 10, 11, or 12
  • Students take college level courses at RHAM High School (students do not physically go to MCC to take their CCP courses; all coursework is done at RHAM High School). Some courses require a grade of B or better to earn college credit.
  • Students earn college credit in the form of a transcript from MCC. Students may choose to attend MCC or they may choose to take the transcript to the college of their choice and should inquire about transferring credits at their college.
  • There is no charge for courses or credits in the CCP program.


RHAM High School CCP Courses / MCC Course Name

Financial Accounting / ACC 115: Financial Accounting

Anatomy and Physiology / BIO 115: Human Biology

Criminal Justice / CJS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Broadcast Journalism / COM 141

Communications / COM 173: Public Speaking

Early Childhood Ed. II / ECE 101: Intro to Early Childhood Ed.

Med Careers / HLT 103: Investigations in Health Careers

Food Service Mgmt. / HSP 101: Principles of Food Prep

Algebra II Part B / MAT 138: Intermediate Algebra

MCC ENG 101 / ENG 101: Composition

Personal Finance Online / BFN 111: Personal Finance

Introduction to Video Production / COM 166: Video/Film Making


Off-Campus Options

Eligible juniors and seniors are able to take college courses at Eastern Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College through the W.H.I.P.S. and High School Partnership Program. These courses are completed while students are still in high school and are completed on the college and university campuses. Interested students should pick up an application with the CTE Coordinator in the School Counseling office.

W.H.I.P.S.

  • Participants must be recommended by high school instructors, guidance counselors, or principals
  • Participants must be in the top 30% of their class
  • Only students with Junior and Senior status may participate
  • Students must complete a WHIP registration form and have it signed by their guidance counselor and the Academic Advisement Center
  • Students must complete the School of Continuing Education Registration Form and the WHIP Registration Form (signed and completed) to the Registrar's Office in Woods Support Services Center at ECSU.
  • WHIP participants may not register until all new ECSU freshman and transfer students have registered.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be taken through the WHIP program in any one semester (including summer).
  • Students may NOT participate in the summer following their high school graduation.
  • Credit earned will be included in the student's GPA and will be listed on their transcript.
  • Click here to access the application: WHIP Information


Goodwin College Early College Experience Program

  • Eligible seniors have an opportunity to take tuition free courses at Goodwin College outside the high school schedule and receive college credit for college level courses.
  • Students may take courses that are not available to them at the high school.
  • Students may take one course per semester and earn a maximum of 6 credits while in high school.
  • Students must have a B average and be recommended by their Guidance Counselor.
  • Students must provide transportation and pay for their own books and supplies.
  • Students must take the Accuplacer Placement Evaluation and place into English 101; to take a math course they must place into college-level Algebra.
  • Credit earned will be included in the student's GPA and will be listed on their transcript.


Manchester Community College High School Partnership Program

  • Students must be in their junior or senior year of high school and have a "B" average or higher
  • The HSPP Program does not cover the cost of summer or winter inter-session courses.
  • Students can take classes to broaden their education, to earn college credits, to explore career options or to build their skills.
  • Student's final grades will become a permanent part of their academic history at MCC.
  • Student's must take an Assessment Test to ensure that students have adequate preparation for college-level courses. Students who have an English critical reading or writing score of 450 or higher and/or math SAT score of 500 or higher may receive an exemption from taking either or both parts of the test.
  • Credit earned will be included in the student's GPA and will be listed on their transcript.
  • Please click here to access information: HSPP Information

Wesleyan University

  • Students must be in their junior or senior year of high school.
  • Students can take classes to broaden their education, to earn college credits, to explore career options or to build their skills.
  • Credit earned will be included in the student's GPA and will be listed on their transcript.
  • Students must apply by December 1st.
  • Please click here for more information: Wesleyan Information