Through Eastern Maine Community College’s Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP), qualified students can earn college credit prior to high school graduation. The National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) defines a concurrent enrollment program as one that offers college courses to high school students:
- In the high school,
- During the regular school day,
- Taught by high school teachers.
How do I know that the courses are equivalent to what is being taught on the college campus?
Eastern Maine Community College is a member of NACEP and will be seeking NACEP accreditation. NACEP is a professional organization for high schools and colleges that fosters and supports rigorous concurrent enrollment. NACEP serves as a national accrediting body and supports all members by providing standards of excellence, research, communication, and advocacy. The EMCC CEP follows all of the NACEP standards.
Concurrent enrollment programs provide a unique and sustainable way to deliver rigorous curriculum to a broad range of high school students. They simultaneously provide a mechanism for delivering ongoing professional development to America’s most talented teachers.
Why take Concurrent Enrollment?
- Students get a head start on college courses.
- Duplication of classes is reduced, shortening the time necessary to earn a college degree.
- Students can develop study habits and critical thinking skills essential to college success.
- Courses facilitate transition from high school to college.
- Parents and students save money.
- New challenges are added to the junior and senior year.
- Undecided students can determine if college is right for them.