SPHS Advanced Studies Website
Advanced Studies Mission Statement:
Advanced Studies courses and programs at South Pointe High School will provide equitable access to engaging and rigorous curricula that cultivate critical thinking, self-management, and open-mindedness, leading to success and active participation within the global community.
Early College/Dual Credit courses provide opportunities for high school students to complete college-level courses while still enrolled in high school. Students can earn high school and college credit. All courses have credit articulation agreements with public universities and technical colleges in South Carolina. Some courses are “college transfer” courses to a 4-year university, while others are transferable within technical college programs. Students should also be aware that they are starting a college transcript when enrolled in these courses.
Students must be at least 16 years or older and demonstrate college readiness on a required entrance test (ex. COMPASS, SAT, or ACT) to enroll in an Early College/Dual Credit course.
Assessment: Student mastery of content is measured by the assessments outlined and identified by the college’s course syllabus. The course is taught and assessed as it would be on the college campus.
Early College Courses Offered on High School Campus:
· English 101
· English 102
· Teacher Cadet
· Criminal Justice 101
· Psychology 101
Project Lead the Way (Engineering) Courses:
· Intro to Engineering Design
· Principles of Engineering
· Digital Electronics