Vernon Township High School has articulated with several colleges and universities, including Seton Hall University, Rutgers, FDU, Syracuse, and Sussex Community College, to allow for certain high school courses to be cross-listed with college level courses in a dual-enrollment format.
In reviewing VTHS’s courses, curricula and instructors, the post-secondary institution has certified that the course work and rigor match those of college level courses. By engaging in this process with partner institutions, Vernon Townships Schools curriculum office, supervisors and teachers may develop coursework most appropriate to support the college readiness of all our students.
In addition, 11th and 12th grade students have the option to earn college credit by enrolling simultaneously through the college or university for the course being taught at the high school.
While enrollment in the college-level course is optional, there are several potential benefits to consider: students have an opportunity to challenge themselves and demonstrate success in college-level courses, college credits are available to families at a substantially reduced rate and college credits may be transferable once a student is admitted to college.
Course requirements are identical for every student enrolled in these approved high school courses regardless of whether a student elects to enroll in the college course. Also, all high school courses approved for dual enrollment will be noted as such on the high school transcript regardless.
It is impossible to predict which colleges will accept which credits for what value as this can vary from university to university, department to department and year to year. Both AP scores and college credits of a transcript remain intact.
Having AP scores and Dual Enrollment both give the student options, and arguably, the credits will never cost less. The best thing to do is research each college. So many students are taking at least one AP course these days that colleges usually have their policies defined. Dual enrollment courses have become popular as well.
For dual enrollment, we list the notation on the transcript that it is approved for credit. It is your choice. The only thing is that it cannot be applied retroactively.
The following overview of courses are approved for college credit. Courses, costs and teachers are approved through partner universities.
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Dual Enrollment Possible Courses
Sussex County Community College
Introduction to Building Construction
Construction, Safety, Tools and Equipment
Print Reading and Sketching
Codes in Construction
Construction Site Preparation & Layout
Construction Materials and Methods
Introduction to Environmental Science
Principles of Marketing
Computer Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Computer Science
Cosmetology Principles and Procedures I
Cosmetology Principles and Procedures II
Cosmetology Principles and Procedures III
Science and Ethics for Cosmetology
Introduction to Engineering
Numerical Methods for Engineers
Vector Graphics and Page Design
Intro to Game and Development
Digital Imagery and Editing
Introduction to Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
Food Service Sanitation
Food and Beverage Management
Sussex County Community College/Temple
CFM I – III
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Anatomy & Physiology
Dyn. of Health Care in Society Honors
Clinical Emergency Care/Fund. of Health
Seton Hall University
English IV AP
French IV Honors
Spanish IV AP
Music Theory I
Music Theory II AP
US History II AP