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Alternative Credit Options
Students at Timberlane Regional High School have the opportunity to earn credits towards high school graduation beyond the traditional classroom through a variety of alternative credit options. Alternative credit options available to TRHS students include online course work, internships, and dual credit courses.
Online Course Work
The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) is a virtual school which offers students in New Hampshire the opportunity to take courses online free of cost. TRHS students who complete courses through VLACS can have the credit and grade they have earned count towards graduation and their cumulative GPA.
Students who would like to learn more about VLACS courses should visit the VLACS website.
Students who wish to pursue an online course must meet with their guidance counselor and complete the Online Course Approval Form receive approval prior to beginning the course.
The Internship Program at TRHS offers students the chance to gain first-hand knowledge about one or more career paths that they may be interested in pursuing. Internships allow students to learn what skills are used in a particular profession, the types of preparation, college and/or training that may be needed, and how what they are learning in the classroom relates to an actual workplace. The Internship Program is open to juniors and seniors.
Students who would like to learn more about the Internship Program at TRHS should review the Internship Program Brochure.
Dual Credit Courses
Dual credit courses are courses that TRHS students can take which will count for TRHS credit and also potentially count as college credit. TRHS currently has partnerships with Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Northern Essex Community College.
Current Dual Credit Courses at TRHS
– AP Environmental Science
– AP Chemistry
– Discrete Mathematics
– Introduction to Engineering Design
– Principles of Engineering
– College Accounting II
– Practicing Teaching
– English Composition I (Beginning Spring 2015)
– College Success Seminar (Beginning Spring 2015)
Students who would like to learn more about dual credit opportunities should meet with their guidance counselor.
Southern New Hampshire University at TRHS
Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) dual enrollment program allows high school students the opportunity to earn early college credits while in high school. At Timberlane Regional High school, designated courses have been aligned to meet the same content, rigor and learning outcomes as that of the University. The high school teachers instructing these courses meet the University’s adjunct faculty requirement and have been approved by the University. Students will have the opportunity to take advantage of the dual credit opportunities at the beginning of the courses by completing an application and submitting the course registration fee for each class. Once the registration period closes, students will not be allowed to register for college credit. Since these courses are college courses, grades earned while enrolled in the course are recorded on a SNHU transcript. Portability and transferability of credits rests solely with individual colleges and universities as they have varying policies on accepting transfer credits; thus, it is the student’s responsibility to consult with higher educational institutions to determine whether the SNHU course(s) can be transferred.
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