College in the High School 

Through established high school partnerships, qualified students can earn college credit prior to high school graduation. Like PSEO, students who take College in the High School courses earn both college credit and high school credit. The difference is that students stay at the high school: no travel is required. Classes are offered during regular school hours, though additional time outside of class will be necessary to study and complete assignments.

Only students who meet the PSEO admissions requirements are allowed to enroll into these courses.


Ridgewater Online College in the High School (ROCHS):
Specific courses are offered each semester for students to take online and are taught by Ridgewater faculty. Ridgewater works with your high school guidance counselor to meet admissions requirements and sign up for classes. During the school day, students are given time to work on their class assignments, though additional time outside of the school day will be necessary to work on assignments or complete group work.

Students who participate in ROCHS must:
1. Have access to a computer and reliable internet.
2. Participate in a three day, online orientation. This orientation begins prior to the start of the semester.

Concurrent Enrollment:
Specific courses are offered each semester and are taught by qualified high school faculty. The class is scheduled into their school day, allowing them to stay at the high school to complete the course. High school teachers are paired with a Ridgewater College faculty member who serves as their mentor to ensure course quality and rigor.

Tuition and books are covered by the school district. Personal costs such as webcams, internet fees, etc. are the student’s responsibility.

Please contact your high school guidance counselor for course options.
Deadlines for completed applications (returned to the high school guidance counselor):
May 1st for fall courses (starting in August, September or October)
November 15th for spring courses (starting in January, February or March)

If you have questions about College in the High School, please contact Kelley McClure-Mork at

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