Accelerated High School Students
Take a “step ahead” to advance your college career while still in high
school! (This program is available to qualified high school students who
are enrolled in private schools, home schools, and public schools.) At the College you can take that step by enrolling in
our Accelerated High School Student Program. This program allows you to
receive college credit for courses taken at any of the three College campuses (Bay Minette, Fairhope, or Gulf Shores) while you are
still in high school. For those highly motivated and disciplined
students, you have the option of taking on-line classes also. Academic
courses are transferable to other colleges or universities. Eligible
high school students can take any college course for which they meet the
prerequisites. For example, students who want to take Pre-Calculus
(MTH112) must have taken Algebra II in high school with a minimum grade
of a “C” plus have a minimum 18 sub-score in Math on the ACT. Many high
school students have already enrolled and found the program beneficial
to getting a head start on college.
Accelerated High School Student Policy
The College provides college credit opportunities to eligible high school students through the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees’ Early Admission for Accelerated High School Students program. The program is open to high school students as specified in Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees Policy.
The eligibility guidelines listed below are subject to State Board of Education policy changes. All four eligibility criteria must be met.
- Completed ninth grade
- Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5
- Completed Accelerated Program packet
- Provide an up-to-date transcript
The student may enroll only in college courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed.
College credit earned through the Accelerated High School program may not substitute for high school credit.
Steps for Enrollment
- Turn in the completed Accelerated packet in to the Admissions Office.
- Once your paperwork is processed, register for courses.
- Pay for courses and books at any of the three College campuses.
Students must submit an up-dated Approval Form and transcript to the Office of Admissions for each semester they wish to participate in the Accelerated Program.
The College has Alabama’s lowest tuition.
The most up-to-date tuition and fee table can be found in the current course schedule
Please contact the the College Business Office
at 251-580-2217 for further information.
If students wish to pay for Accelerated Program tuition and fees with Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT), it is their responsibility to get in touch with PACT and with the College Financial Aid
The College’s low tuition will not only help you get a “Step Ahead” academically, but will also save you thousands of dollars on your college education.
The College offers classes in three convenient locations: Bay Minette, Fairhope and Gulf Shores.
Please refer to the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) web link found on the College web site to get information regarding the Alabama state law that guarantees transferability of all academic credits for two-year college students.
In order to have college credits transferred to another college, students must do both of the following:
- Send high school transcript, including graduation date, to the College.
- Fill out and submit a College transcript release form.
Joe Beaty, Recruiter
*The terms and conditions of the Accelerated Program are subject to change without notice according to secondary and post secondary requirements.