Earning 15 units of college credits is an opportunity for Scripps Ranch High School students, thanks to a partnership with nearby Miramar College.
A student who completes this program and then transfers to either San Diego State University or California State University San Marcos, will have a full semester of college credit completed by the time they set foot on campus.
The courses are taught at Scripps Ranch High by faculty from Miramar College.
“Enrolled students will receive both high school elective credit and college credit for each course completed,” said Ann Menna, principal at Scripps Ranch High School. “We believe that this will give our students a head start on college completion and will give them better opportunities to succeed once they get there.”
Two out of every three jobs in America will require some level of post-secondary education by 2020, according to The Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University.
“This is being done to address the needs for early workforce development and training for the future,” said David Wilhelm, assistant professor in the Department of Business at Miramar College.
“This is a perfect program for a young entrepreneur or someone who wants to get a jump on college,” said Wilhelm. “The units will transfer to most Cal State schools that we have an articulation agreement with, and the Introduction to Business course will also transfer to most of the ten UC schools.”
The program is free to Scripps Ranch High School students. A student who completes this program and then transfers to either San Diego State University or California State University San Marcos, will have a full semester of college credit completed by the time they set foot on campus.
“It’s a breakthrough, if you will, that allows Miramar College to form a more collaborative partnership with the community and respond to the needs of the everchanging role higher education will play in the lives of these students,” said Wilhelm.
Students who qualify begin the program during their junior year by taking two classes. They then progress to take two more classes as seniors before ending with a summer internship immediately following high school graduation.
The following courses are offered:
- Business 100-Introduction to Business,
- Marketing 100-Principles of Marketing,
- An introduction to entrepreneurship course,
- A business plan development course,
- and an internship.
Find out how you can get started by talking with your counselor.