Are you a high school student eager to get a jump start on your future? COM offers several programs designed to help you earn college credits (and possibly even your degree) while attending high school:
- College Connection – a nationally recognized program to provide a seamless transition to higher education
- Articulated Credit – allows you to earn credits toward a college technical major while in high school
- Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment – enables you to earn 30 or more college credits before finishing high school
- Collegiate High School – gives you the opportunity to graduate with your high school diploma and an associate degree at the end of the program
- Upward Bound – a federal program to help low-income, first-generation high school students prepare for college
By earning credits in high school, you save time and money once you continue your studies at COM following high school graduation. Currently, COM offers the following articulated credit programs, which result in an Associate of Applied Science certificate or degree:
- Business Administration – Accounting
- Business Administration – Management
- Business Administration – Marketing
- Business Technology
- Child Development and Education
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminal Justice
- Emergency Medical Services
- Graphic Design/Web Design
- Health Information Management
COM partners with the following local school districts to offer articulated credit programs: Alvin, Angelton, Clear Creek, Danbury, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, La Marque, Lamar Consolidated, Pearland, Santa Fe and Texas City.
To get involved in articulated credit programs, talk to your career/technology advisor or high school counselor, or call the Articulated Credit Office at 409-933-8110.
Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment
COM enables students in the following schools to earn 30 or more college credits while in high school. COM has arrangements with the following schools:
- Bay Area Christian School
- Clear Creek High School
- Clear Springs High School
- Dickinson High School
- Friendswood High School
- Hitchcock High School
- La Marque High School
- Santa Fe High School
- Texas City High School
Contact the Dual Credit Office at 409-933-8379 or 888-258-8859, ext 8297.
Collegiate High School
Jump start your future with Collegiate High School. CHS can help you begin as a junior at an upper-level university after high school graduation while others begin college as freshmen.
CHS students are full-time college students, which is how they differ from traditional dual-credit students. All classes are held on the COM campus, but CHS students may return to their high school for extracurricular activities. Most classes are college-level courses that simultaneously count toward high school and college degree requirements. Plus, COM waives 40 percent of tuition and fees for CHS students. Gaining the best of both worlds, students graduate with their fellow high school classmates.
The CHS program is available to students in the following school districts: Clear Creek, Dickinson, Friendswood, Hitchcock, La Marque, Santa Fe and Texas City and home-schooled students.
Contact the CHS Office at 409-933-8169.
This federal TRIO program hosted by the U.S. Department of Education targets low-income, first-generation high school students and helps prepare them for college. As an Upward Bound student, you can get help to improve your high school GPA, increase standardized test scores, boost self-esteem and apply to college.
- Fall/Spring – Services include Saturday meetings at COM, tutoring at area high schools, social events, enhancement in English/math/science, career awareness, educational/cultural field trips, study skills tutoring, academic advisement, individual/group counseling, parental involvement and academic competition.
- Summer – Services include a six-week academic institute at COM for students, which features a recreational component and intensive academic instruction in a simulated college environment.
To qualify for Upward Bound, you must be at least 14 years old and enrolled in ninth or 10th grade at Dickinson, Hitchcock or La Marque High Schools. You must also demonstrate academic potential, meet income guidelines and be a potential first-generation college student. If you meet these requirements, download the Upward Bound application and return the completed forms to the Upward Bound Office.
To learn more, call us at 409-933-8525 or 1-888-258-8859, ext. 8525, or stop by the Upward Bound Office weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are located in the Student Center, Room 203B.