Earning College Credit in High School
Kirkwood partners with local school districts to offer opportunities for high school students to enroll part-time in college-level courses. These classes, taken at a high school or Kirkwood location, allow students to be concurrently enrolled.
How do I know if it is a good fit for me?
Whether you’ve known what career you’ve wanted to do since the second grade,
or you’re still trying to decide, taking some college credit while in you’re in high school is a smart idea.
What does Kirkwood offer?
With Kirkwood’s Career Academies and liberal arts classes, you can explore specific career fields by taking college classes for a semester or a whole year. These courses are specifically contracted between Kirkwood and local school districts for high school students.
What are the benefits to concurrently enroll at my high school and at Kirkwood?
- Get a jump start on a degree at Kirkwood or transfer the credit to another college
- Experience different career fields before you make a life-long decision
- Receive “dual credit” to apply toward both your high school diploma and your future college degree
- Earn industry recognized certifications for immediate employment opportunities
- Experience the rigor of college curriculum at no cost to you or your family
What does it cost?
Career Academies are no cost
to you and your family.
How do I get started?
Contact your high school counselor to find out what options are available at your high school. Or, complete our online inquiry form
and we’ll get in touch with you.
Kirkwood’s concurrent enrollment options are accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (NACEP),
a national peer-reviewed accrediting body that safeguards the quality of concurrent enrollment options.