complete an Associate of arts/LIBERAL ARTS* degree
while in high school
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
35 credits: CORE (MUST earn a C or above in all CORE classes)
Language Arts 8 credits English
Speech 1 credit Speech
Mathematics 8 credits Including courses that meet Algebra 1 and
Geometry standards. 2 credits must be
taken in last year of high school.
Science 8 credits Physical science or chemistry, biology and
other approved offerings. All VCS science
courses will be lab based.
Social Studies 7 credits US History, US Government, Economics, 2
Humanities 2 credits Fine arts, music or foreign languages (as of
2018, one year of a foreign language)
Health or Wellness 1 credit Health
Additional credits (54): ELECTIVES
Advanced Opportunities At least one class
Senior Project 1 credit Required elective to include an oral
presentation and written report by end of
College Entrance Exam Take either the ACT, SAT or Compass exam by
the end of grade 11
Middle School Must take pre-algebra before entering grade 9
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
60 COLLEGE CREDITS
ACADEMIC ADVISING FROM CWI BEFORE END OF PROGRAM
DECLARATION OF INTENT TO GRADUATE AT CWI DURING THE SPRING OF YEAR OF GRADUATION
As an AA degree program student at Vision, you will receive academic advising for both high school and college graduation. You will also receive priority seating in classes at Vision that fulfill your AA degree program requirements.
Students interested in other AA degrees or the AS degree are encouraged to speak to Ms. Dowski.
This program is structured for students who at the time of their high school graduation are committed to a particular field of study. The AA degree will fulfill many of the general education requirements of bachelor's degrees; however, depending upon the college chosen, VCS nor CWI can guarantee transferability of college credits earned.
CWI'S ADVISING SHEET FOR LIBERAL ARTS AA DEGREE(2016-prior)
Example of an AA degree plan of study @ VCS (2016-prior)
CWI'S ADVISING SHEET FOR LIBERAL ARTS AA DEGREE (2017-present)
Example of an AA degree plan of study (2017-present) @ VCS
ILLUSTRATED EXAMPLE OF POSSIBLE COURSE OF STUDY
*While other Associate degrees are offered by CWI such as Associate of Arts in Engineering, Business, and so forth; Associate of Science in Biology, Geology, Nursing, and so forth; and Associate of Applied Science, these degrees require more in-depth study located at the CWI campus and guarantee of fulfilling requirements while in high school can not be made by VCS or CWI. Please speak with Ms. Dowski, counselor, if you are interested in these programs to see if the AA degree program would be right for you.