• Concurrent Credit

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    Topeka Public Schools and Washburn University (WU) 
     
    The goal of concurrent enrollment is to enhance the transition from high school to college by providing eligible students the option of earning WU academic credit at a reduced tuition rate for the successful completion of a select group of courses. The dual credit courses are limited to juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA. Additionally, students enrolling in College Algebra must either score 22 on the ACT Math Exam or the equivalent score on the COMPASS Math Test. Courses offered for concurrent credit are:
     
     

    Course Title at TPS

    Course Title at

    Washburn University

    Semester/

    Year

    Credit Hours

    CRN

    AP Biology

    Volland

    Introduction to Biology & Biology Lab

    Y

    5

    Fall 3 & Spring 2

    31042

    AP Physics & Physics

    Rupp

    Introduction to Physics

    Y

    3

    32407

    AP Literature & Composition

    Schnacker

    Fall: Intro to Comp & Spring: Intro to Literature

    Y

    6

    33042

    32801

    Senior Composition Newbery

    Intro to Comp

    S

    3

    33041

    World Literature

    Newbery

    Intro to LIterature

    S

    3

     

    AP US History 1

    Crawford

    Fall: History of the US I

    S

    3

    31209

    College History 1

    Crawford

    Fall: History of the US 1

    S

    3

    31209

    AP US History 2

    Crawford

    Spring: History of the US II

    S

    3

    10981

    College History 2

    Crawford

    Spring: History of the US II

    S

    3

    10981

    Probability and Statistics

    Svaty

    Probability and Statistics

    S

    3

     

    College Algebra

    Svaty

    College Algebra

    S

    3

    10945

    College Public Speaking

    Ralston

    Public Speaking

    S

    3

    31378

    Leadership Studies 1

    Nash

    Exploring the Concept of Leadership

    S

    3

    12632

    Spanish 3

    Riedle

    Beginning Spanish 1

    Y

    4

    33045

    Spanish 4

    Riedle

    Beginning Spanish 2

    Y

    4

     
     
     
    These courses are taught at the participating high schools during the regular school day and have the same 
    requirements as the courses taught on the Washburn University campus. The courses vary by high school. A CEP 
    program orientation and registration session is held at each high school in both the fall and spring. Students should 
    contact their counselor at Topeka West High School for specific times, dates, and course information. 
     
    Washburn University Accelerated College Experience (ACE) 

    The Accelerated College Experience (ACE) program is designed to expand access to academically challenging 
    college curricula for qualified high school students through a combination of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership 
    (CEP) courses, the Senior Academy (SA), and selected online courses. High school juniors and seniors with at least 
    a 3.0 GPA can earn up to six hours of college credit each semester at half the regular tuition rate through the ACE 
    program. Students must have the approval of their high school principal or counselor (and their parent or legal 
    guardian if under 18) to enroll in these courses. 
    Senior Academy 

    The Senior Academy is another opportunity for high school second-semester seniors to earn an additional 9
    hours of academic credit on the Washburn University campus. The courses meet from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. on 
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Students must have completed at least six hours of CEP or other ACE courses 
    with at least a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the Senior Academy. They must also submit a brief application that 
    includes a letter of recommendation from their high school principal or counselor, and if under 18, must have the 
    approval of the parent or legal guardian to participate in the Academy.
     
    For more information contact Mrs. Van Petten 785-438-4017 jvanpetten1@tps501.org.