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EPSO Information



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:




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 Human Geography

AP English Language                                          AP US History

AP Statistics                                                         AP US Government

AP Calculus AB                                                    AP European History

AP Calculus BC                                                    AP Microeconomics

AP Biology                                                            AP Macroeconomics

AP Computer Science Principles                      AP World History

AP Chemistry                                                       AP Psychology

AP Physics I                                                          AP Comparative Politics

AP Physics II                                                         AP Studio Art

AP Physics C



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:


Occupational Safety & Health Administration 10                    Certified SolidWorks

Microsoft Office Specialist                                                          Certified Solid Works Associate

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant                                            Adobe Certified Associate

ServSafe Food Manager                                                               Quick Books Certified User

ServSafe Food Handler                                                                 Dell Client Foundations

CompTIA IT Fundamentals                                                          Adobe (Illustrator and Photoshop)

CompTIA A+                                                                                   Precision Measurement Instruments Certification

CompTIA Network +                                                                     Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

CompTIA Security+                                                                        FEMA - Intro to Incident Command System

Hootsuite                                                                                        FEMA - Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

Hootsuite: Social Marketing                                                         FEMA - Intro to National Incident Management System

Benz School of Floral Design - Principles of Floral Design        FEMA - An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification

Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications



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:


Culinary Arts

Introduction to Plant Science

Criminal Justice

Introduction to Business

Principles of Marketing

Business Management


Applied Arts Practicum





CLEP is a nationally recognized program developed by the College Board. CLEP exams are used to assess mastery of postsecondary-level material acquired in a variety of ways. Students can earn credit for postsecondary coursework in a specific subject. CLEP is beneficial for students who are interested in two or four-year colleges and universities, have financial capacity to afford exams, and have awareness of postsecondary-going processes and requirements.  Students will need to verify with their school of choice to know how their CLEP exam will transfer.  Students can elect to take the CLEP exam for a fee.

            American Literature                  College Composition                Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

            Humanities                              English Literature                     College Composition Modular  

            French (Level 1 &2)                 German (Level 1&2)                Spanish (Level 1&2)

            US History I                             US History II                            Human Growth & Development

            Educational Psychology            Psychology                              Sociology

            Macroeconomics                      Microeconomics                       Social Sciences & History

            Western Civilization I               Western Civilization II              Biology

            Calculus                                   Chemistry                                College Algebra

            Natural Sciences                       Pre-Calculus                            Financial Accounting

            Information Systems                 Intro to Business Law               Principles of Management

            Principles of Marketing



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: 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
  • Meet any ACT subscore requirements per course
  • Complete the MTSU Dual Enrollment Application and all other required paperwork

Dual Enrollment courses offered are:


English 1010 and 1020                                              US Government                                     

Speech                                                                       Economics

Introduction to Theatre                                               French 1010 and 1020

Introduction to Music                                                  Spanish 1010 and 1020

Applied Statistics                                                        Business and Marketing

College Algebra                                                          A/V Production

Psychology                                                                 JROTC

Sociology                                                                    Criminal Justice

US History 2010 and 2020 

Survey of World Civilizations 1110 and 1120



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





The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used multiple aptitude 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: the student version and the enlistment version. 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. The enlistment version of the ASVAB is primarily given at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and is used for recruiting purposes only.