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EARLY POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES (EPSO)

Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and National Industry Certification Courses 

 

We believe ALL students should have access to rigorous and relevant early postsecondary opportunities.  Early postsecondary opportunities allow students to:

  • earn postsecondary credits while in high school.
  • become familiar with postsecondary expectations.
  • develop confidence and skills for success in postsecondary.
  • make informed postsecondary and career decisions.
  • decrease the time and cost of completing a certificate or degree.

For more information: https://www.tn.gov/education/early-postsecondary.html

 

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are taught at a college level with curriculum determined by The College Board and include extensive reading. Students in AP courses have an opportunity to earn college credit based on their score on the national AP exam and their postsecondary school of choice. To enroll in an AP course, students should be recommended by a prerequisite teacher. Students will earn five (5) points to the final average of each grading period and each semester exam grade. Students are required to pay the AP fee if taking an AP course.  Courses offered are:

AP English Literature         

AP English Language        

AP Statistics        

AP Calculus AB        

AP Calculus BC

AP Biology        

AP Computer Science       

 AP Chemistry        

AP Environmental Science        

AP Physics I

AP Physics II

AP Physics C

AP Human Geography

AP US History

AP US Government

AP European History

AP Microeconomics

AP Macroeconomics

AP World History

AP Psychology

AP Comparative Government

AP Studio Art

 

 

Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications (IC) are earned through secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and courses. High school students are encouraged to focus their elective credits on robust, career-aligned learning pathways. All state-promoted certifications are aligned with postsecondary and employment opportunities and with the competencies and skills that students should have acquired through their chosen programs of study. Industry Certificates offered are:

OSHA 10

OSHA 30

Microsoft Office Specialist

CCMA

ServSafe Food Manager

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Network +

Certified Logistics Technician

Hootsuite

Hootsuite: Social Marketing

Animal Science

Certified Personal Trainer

Horticulture

Javascript Specialist

Certified SolidWorks

Adobe Certified Associate

Quick Books Certified User

Certified Fundamental Cook

CompTIA Security+

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Microsoft Technology Associate Infrastructure

Precision Measurement Instruments Certification

 

 

Local Dual Credit (LDC) Courses

Local Dual Credit (LDC) course is a high school course taught by high school faculty with an aligned challenge exam. Students who score at or above the cut score in the culminating exam qualify for postsecondary credit at the local institution that was responsible for developing and administering the exam. Local dual credit is the result of a partnership between a specific high school and a specific postsecondary institution through an articulation agreement and credit awarded is only guaranteed at the specific postsecondary institution upon enrollment. Students can elect to take the LDC exam for a fee. This exam is optional. Local Dual Credit courses offered are:

Organizational Leadership

Culinary Arts

Principles of Plant Science

Criminal Justice

Horticulture Science

Veterinary & Animal Science

Business Management

Teaching as a Profession

Applied Arts Practicum

 

 

Dual Enrollment (DE) Courses

Dual Enrollment (DE) courses allow students to participate in college level courses conducted during the school day on the BHS campus. Dual Enrollment courses use Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee state standards. Admission requirements and enrollment must be met in order to earn college credit. Students will earn four (4) points to the final average of each grading period and each semester exam grade. Students will need to verify with their school of choice to know the MTSU Dual Enrollment credits will transfer. The tuition cost of a Dual Enrollment class is $166.00 per credit hour. This cost can be offset by the Dual Enrollment Grant, if the student is ruled eligible. For more information, please visit the MTSU Dual Enrollment page: https://www.mtsu.edu/dualenrollment/ To be eligible for the Dual Enrollment program, students must be:

  • A junior or senior
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or 22 ACT score
  • Specific required subscore is listed beside each course
  • Complete the MTSU Dual Enrollment Application and all other required paperwork

Dual Enrollment courses offered are:

English 1010 (Eng 18)

English 1020 (Eng 18)

Speech

Art Appreciation

Introduction to Theatre

Applied Statistics (Math 19)

College Algebra (Math 19)

Psychology (Reading 19)

Sociology (Eng 18; Rdg 19)

US History 2010 and 2020 (Eng 18; Rdg 19)

US Government

Economics

French 1010 French 1020

Spanish 1010 Spanish 1020

Intro to Bus/Marketing

A/V Production

 

The following Honors level Dual Enrollment courses require a 25 ACT and a 3.5 GPA:

Honors English 1010

Honors English 1020

Honors College Algebra

Honors Applied Statistics

 

 

 

ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used, multipleaptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. There are two versions of the test: (a) The student ASVAB, referred to as the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP), is used for career exploration and is given in high schools and community colleges. (b) The enlistment version of the ASVAB is primarily given at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and is used for recruiting purposes only.