College in the High School
Earn College Credits while still in High School
College in the High School (CHS)
The CHS program is a collaboration between local school districts and SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady). High school students simultaneously earn SUNY Schenectady college credit while fulfilling their high school requirements by taking approved advanced high school courses.
The courses are taught by qualified high school teachers, who meet the rigorous SUNY Schenectady standards for faculty. Teachers work closely with SUNY Schenectady deans and faculty to ensure the work that the students perform in the high school course is equivalent to the college course.
Benefits of College in the High School
- Earn both college and high school credit for each course students take.
- Credit earned can be applied to an applicable SUNY Schenectady degree or certification
- Transfer credit to other colleges and universities (check with the college's admissions office).
- The opportunity for students to challenge themselves and develop skills to excel academically.