Students who attend Camas High School have the chance to earn college credit through a variety of programs.
Advanced Placement (AP) Classes
Camas High School offers advanced placement classes that are certified by the College Board. Through college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses, students enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school. Through AP Exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. The only requirements are a strong curiosity about the subject and a willingness to work hard. Just a few reasons to sign up: gaining an edge in college preparation, standing out in the college admissions process, and broadening one’s intellectual horizons. Students are required to sign an AP course contract and cannot drop an AP course once enrolled.
Washington’s Running Start program gives students in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to take college courses at Washington’s community and technical colleges and at Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and Northwest Indian College. Running Start courses are regular college courses offered on the college campus. Students pay no tuition; however, they do pay for textbooks, fees, and transportation.
College in the Classroom
The College in the Classroom program provides college-level academic courses to Camas High School students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Courses are taught at CHS by high school teachers, with college curriculum, college textbooks, and oversight by college faculty and staff. Students pay tuition. State subsidies are available for rural and small schools and for low-income students.