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Pelham High School

College Credit Opportunities

Pelham High School has developed partnerships with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) providing students with the opportunity to earn college credits prior to high school graduation.

These courses are taught at the college level by Pelham High School teachers who have met or exceeded the hiring qualifications for adjunct faculty (usually a Master’s Degree) and have agreed to meet the college level standards set forth by both the CCSNH and SNHU.

Running Start

Running StartThe Running Start program is offered through the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and allows for high school students with junior and senior status to enroll in select college courses. The CCSNH sets all required fees, currently $150 per course and tuition is paid directly to the college.

SNHU in the High School

In collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), qualified high school sophomores, juniors and seniors may participate in college credit opportunities. SNHU sets all required fees, currently $100 per course (plus $25 for science lab credits) and tuition is paid directly to the college.

Dual-Enrollment College Credit Opportunities have several advantages:

  • Reduces cost of a college education
  • Prepares students for the academic transition from high school to college
  • Encourages more students to pursue a college education
  • Demonstrates to college admission offices a willingness to take rigorous courses

The college credits earned through these programs may be used toward completion of a degree, diploma, or certificate at the college(s) in which they were earned or may be used to transfer credit to other colleges or universities throughout the country. Please note that the determination of transfer credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

2019-2020 College Credit Opportunities At Pelham High School

Pelham High Course College Course Credits College Partner
American Literature Classics LIT100 Intro to Literature 3  SNHU
Calculus - CC MATH210N Calculus I 4  Nashua CC
Chemistry College Credit CHM101 Fundamentals of Chemistry CHM101L
Foundations of Chemistry Lab
College Composition ENGL101N College Composition 4  Nashua CC
Computer-Aided Design I (CADD) CAD111N CADD I 5  Nashua CC
Computer Applications II College Credit BCPT119N Software Applications 3  Nashua CC
Computer Technology and Applications BCPT101N Computer Technology and Applications 3  Nashua CC
Creative Writing ENG226 Introduction to Creative Writing 3  SNHU
Current Social and Political Issues POLS2220L Current Social & Political Issues 3  Lakes Region CC
Manufacturing Processes MTTN101N Manufacturing Processes 3  Nashua CC
Spreadsheet: Excel BCPT208N Spreadsheet: Excel 3  Nashua CC
Personal Financial Planning FIN120M Personal Financial Management 3  Manchester CC
Principles of Marketing BUS104N Principles of Marketing 3  Nashua CC
Statistics - CC MATH106N Statistics I 4  Nashua CC
Psychology College Credit PSYC101N Introduction to Psychology 3  Nashua CC
Spanish IV LSP211 Intermediate Spanish I 3  SNHU
Foundations of Education EDU102 Foundations of Education
EDU102L Foundations of Education Lab
U.S. Government & Politics POLS2310L American Government 3  Laconia CC
U.S. History College Credit HIS114 U.S. History II: 1865 - Present 3  SNHU

Please Note: For your convenience, we have identified courses available for college credit with a “CC” along with their course descriptions in the Program of Studies Guide. Course offerings may vary and not all sections of classes will be designated as a college credit opportunity. Students should also be aware that college courses have attendance policies as defined by the respective college.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:30AM


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