Advanced Programs

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Enrolling Students for the Future


South Kitsap School District sees the potential in every student and believes all students can be successful. That's why the district is automatically enrolling qualified high school students into advanced programs or courses during the school year.

Benefits for students enrolled in advanced programs

  • More likely to graduate high school and attend college
  • Better prepared for college course work
  • Potential to earn college credit
  • Opportunity to advance further and faster
  • Competitive advantage in college admission and scholarship processes
  • More likely to graduate from college
Source:  The College Board

SK high school advanced programs
The following programs offer the opportunity to earn college credit:
  • Advanced Placement: The College Board's AP program enables academically-prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.  
  • International Baccalaureate:  IB is a non-profit educational foundation with four programs to help students develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
  • Running Start:  Running Start provides qualified 11th and 12th grade students an option to attend certain higher education institutions while earning high school and college/university credit. 
  • College in the High School:  CIHS provides college-level academic courses in high school for qualified high school students.  Students enrolled in CIHS are officially enrolled in a dual-credit high school/college or university course.  Students must meed college-specific course requirements in order to earn both high school and college credit.
  • Career & Technical Education:  Select CTE classes allow students to earn both high school and community/technical college credit.  Class offerings range from accounting to veterinary technology. Students must earn a 3.0 or better to qualify for dual credit.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Office of Student Success at 360-874-7004.