Pathway to College
In accordance with Bishop Sullivan’s vision for nurturing long-term Catholic education for our students, St. Joseph High School has developed — and continues to develop — partnerships with colleges and universities in order to offer both “guaranteed admission” and college credits for the students of the high school. These options can be pursued, by interested parents and students, through the guidance office. These agreements are the basis of a process designed to assist students of St. Joseph in their transition into college. The “Pathway to College” initiative gives students a clear route to college education and offers them the opportunity for a “head-start “on actual college credit work.
At present, St. Joseph is offering dual credit courses with The College of St. Elizabeth in both English and mathematics. Beginning in 2016-2017, students have the opportunity to earn credits in both the College Writing and Finite Math courses offered by St. Joe’s. Students applying for dual credit through The College of St. Elizabeth’s “College Now” program, who meet the minimum requirements, will also be granted guaranteed admission to The College of St. Elizabeth. In any case, the credits they earn will be transferrable to the school of their choice in the future.
In addition, St. Joseph also has guaranteed admission agreements in place with Georgian Court University, Delaware Valley College and Holy Family University for students who meet the minimum requirements.
According to our agreements, these schools will waive application fees; provide on-site advisement for prospective students and parents; provide on-site college search and financial aid workshops and presentations and award competitive academic and partnership scholarships to qualified students. Holy Family University will also provide priority campus housing selection for prospective resident students.
Students will also be offered “instant decision” days from a selection of these colleges and universities during college visitations.
Moving forward, the guidance and academics departments will continue to seek out partnerships with colleges and universities – especially with Catholic schools – in order to foster a lifelong commitment to education, in general, but to Catholic education, in particular.
PATHWAY TO COLLEGE NEWS!
January 24, 2017
This year, we added Dual Credit with Georgian Court University for Introduction to Psychology. Five of our juniors are taking the on-line course for the spring semester. We are proud to announce Sarah Guevara, Ethan Dawson, Mackenzie Fabrico, Alexa DePalma and Alyssa Amos are enrolled in the course and started this week. Also, we are in the process of having our College Writing course approved for dual credit with The College of Saint Elizabeth.
For next year, we are in the process of signing agreements with Saint Peter’s University, Stockton University, Seton Hall University and Cape Atlantic Community College for dual credit in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Pre-Calculus, Anatomy & Physiology, Statistics, Contemporary Moral Issues, Latin I & II and English Composition I & II.
PATHWAY TO COLLEGE NEWS!
December 5, 2016
As a part of our “Pathway to College” initiative with Georgian Court University, students from St. Joseph High School may be qualified to join Georgian Court’s Catholic High School Course Ahead online program. This coming Spring 2017 semester, highly motivated and achieving juniors are invited to enroll in Introduction to Psychology.
Course Ahead online provides students with the opportunity to learn with their peers across New Jersey. Introduction to Psychology is a 3-credit course and is available at a very low affordable rate for St. Joseph High School students. This is an investment that can help high school students earn college credits as a junior in high school. They begin to build their college transcript while taking college-level courses at a fraction of the regular tuition costs.
Online classes begin Monday, January 23, 2017. Invited students interested are asked to contact Mrs. Louise Fourney at x118. A 3.5 GPA is required for all students desiring to participate in dual accreditation and Pathway to College Initiative.
St. Joseph High is excited to offer this opportunity. More courses will be offered as we finalize our partnerships with various colleges and universities.