Students earn college credits while in high school

Nineteen students have enrolled in History 151 World History for the upcoming fall semester, marking the beginning of a program offering courses for college credit on the Sacred Hearts campus. The course will be administered through Leeward Community College (LCC) and taught by LCC professors.

Junior counselor Annaliza Miyashiro said, “We’re actually the first private high school in Hawaii to have this college program. The counselors and I encouraged sophomores and juniors to take this course, but only juniors took advantage of this opportunity. Those who are enrolled will be receive dual credits for high school and college.”

Students will be better prepared for college, earn college credits at a fraction of the cost of college courses, enjoy additional curricular offerings and start accumulating college credits early, helping them to graduate from college on time and or even early.

Junior Shajaira Fiesta said, “When I first heard that college courses were coming to SHA, I immediately signed up. I thought that it would be a great opportunity for me to receive college credits so that I don’t have to worry about it as much in college.”

Counselors are still considering other classes to offer for the spring semester, including Speech 151 and Psychology 100.

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