HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
College in the High School
Earn college credits while still in high school!
Insight PA Cyber Charter School (ISPA) offers eligible high school students the chance to jump-start their future with college-level courses.
Interested? Contact your school counselor or Tracy Hockenberry, CTE Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risk-free college tuition: You only pay tuition after you complete the course. A $25 registration fee is required up front.
Pennsylvania Community College Option
Students can enroll in one of several Pennsylvania's community colleges. ISPA will help facilitate a college-level course at a community college located near you. This includes technical courses not currently offered by ISPA. Courses such as automotive technology, diesel technology, collision repair, HVAC, and other technical courses can be taken in person at the community college. Students are responsible for the cost, transportation, and any related fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is College in the High School?
Our College in the High School program allows students to take college-level courses for credit while still in high school. Courses are approved courses that are taken through a high school or partner institution that allows qualified students to apply earned credit to both their high school diploma and postsecondary degree.
How much does College in the High School cost?
Each family is responsible for tuition and fees for their student's college courses, but some partner institutions offer special pricing per credit for high school students enrolled in the College in the High School programs.
How many college credits can my student earn while in high school?
There is no mandated limit to the number of credits a student can earn while in high school. Our goal is to help those students who wish to earn an associate's degree while in high school to be able to do so while also earning their diploma.
From which colleges can students earn credit?
ASU Digital Prep, Grand Canyon State, and Community College of Philadelphia (where tuition is free to all students who live in Philadelphia County) all offer dual-credit options. ISPA also teams up with several community colleges across Pennsylvania to deliver college-level courses. If a student is interested in taking a college course at a local community college, they should contact their school counselor for more information. Some of the participating community colleges are Allegheny County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Penn Highlands Community College, and Montgomery County Community College.
How do I enroll my student in College in the High School through ISPA?
First, you'll need to enroll your student at ISPA and talk to your school counselor about the process for registering. College in the High School enrollment processes depend on which school your student would like to attend. Your school counselor can provide more information.