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Dual-Enrollment Partnership Program for High School Students

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Dual-Enrollment Partnership Program for High School Students

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Office of External Operations
703 High Street
West Chester PA 19383
West Chester, PA 19382


Diane Greenwood, Dual-Enrollment Coordinator
610-436-2551
DGreenwood@wcupa.edu

Earn college credits as a high school student at West Chester University!

West Chester University is pleased to offer dual-enrollment courses through a dual enrollment partnership program to qualified, local high school juniors and seniors. Students who participate in the dual-enrollment program at WCU will earn college credits through West Chester University and high school credits through their respective high schools. Courses will be offered at West Chester University’s Graduate Center, and will be taught by university faculty members.

In order to participate in the partnership program students must be enrolled in one of the following high schools/school districts:

  • Avon Grove Charter School
  • Downingtown Area School District
  • Octorara School District
  • Oxford Area School District
  • Technical College High Schools
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
  • West Chester Area School District

School districts who are interested in joining dual-enrollment partnerships with West Chester University should contact Alexis Leone, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, ALeone@wcupa.edu or 267-386-3019.

Benefits and outcomes:

All students who participate in the dual-enrollment programs will be taught by renowned faculty and interact with top students from other area high schools. Students will learn in a true collegiate environment and will gain skills in critical thinking and reasoning, public speaking, and college-level writing.

Why Choose Dual-Enrollment at West Chester University?

  • Earn transferable college credits
  • Enhance your transcript with college-level coursework
  • Learn from WCU faculty members
  • Enjoy courses in a supportive environment
  • Receive reduced tuition
  • Take classes exclusively with dual-enrollment students
  • Network with other local high school students
  • Learn about potential college majors

Application process for dual-enrollment at West Chester University

The application process for dual-enrollment is easy. There are no application fees. Please follow the steps below:

  • Sign-in to www.wcupa.edu/ApplyNonDegree
  • Follow directions for high school students
  • Choose dual-enrollment partnership program
  • Choose the appropriate high school from drop down menu
  • Enter anticipated high school graduation date
  • Enter name, date of birth, gender, social security number and required fields
  • Enter electronic signature

At this point, the student will get an email with an auto-filled registration form. The student should take this to the guidance counselor for signature. Completed forms should be emailed to Alexis Leone by the guidance counselor at ALeone@wcupa.edu.

Send all materials electronically to Alexis Leone, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, ALeone@wcupa.edu. Please call 267-386-3019 with any questions.

Your completed application will be reviewed and you will be notified that you are eligible to enroll.

Course Offerings for Fall 2017 (Graduate Center - classes meet M, W, F from 1:00 - 1:50PM)

ANT 102, Section 50: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Cultural anthropologists seek to understand the internal logic of other societies. Using a comparative research strategy, they examine many different cultures with the aim of gaining some insight into that which is universal to humankind, that which may be shared by several cultures, and that which may be unique to individual societies. This course will raise your awareness about the intricacies of human diversity so that you can make sense of behaviors that, from our own cultural perspective, may seem strange or senseless. You will also gain insight into our own society and the preconceptions we carry with us from our cultural backgrounds and experiences. It will provide you with background content and critical thinking skills necessary for contributing to something larger than ourselves.
Additional outcomes: In addition to learning about human cultural diversity, this course will provide the critical thinking skills that are necessary for contributing to something larger than ourselves. Matters such as political and social issues will be discussed as students develop an appreciation of those with different points of view.

BLA 201, Section 6: The Legal Environment of Business
This course will examine both procedural and substantive aspects of the American legal system that impact the environment in which business operates. Sources of law, including constitutional, statutory, administrative, and common law principles that define the relationships between government and business; buyers and sellers of goods and services; and employers and employees are discussed. The course will encourage students to consider both the legal and ethical parameters of decision-making.
Additional outcomes: Students will gain foundational knowledge of law and business, develop concise writing skills, and learn the art of negotiation. Students will also develop an understanding of contract and legalize involved in agreements, as well as an understanding of the interaction of business and all levels of government.

EDA 103, Section 50: Foundations of Special Education
This course bases its objectives on the knowledge that all teachers will need to know how to work with a diverse group of children with varying levels of ability. It will acquaint students with the legal mandates of the teacher serving children with disabilities in the least restrictive setting, as well as the characteristics of those children with disabilities, including the effects of family demographics. Emphasis will be placed on working within the special education team structures, as appropriate to inclusive practices, and the various roles each professional takes on.
Additional outcomes: In addition to developing an understanding of specific skills related to working with individuals with disabilities, students will develop advanced verbal and non-verbal communication skills, critical thinking skills, social skills, and organizational skills.

GEO 213, Section 50: GIS for the Social Sciences
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a rapidly expanding field and is the preeminent resource used by companies when making decisions regarding location. Almost every industry and organization benefits strategically and economically from GIS. This course teaches political, economic, and social features of mapping and analysis using ESRI ArcGIS resources. Students gain hands-on experience with these technologies. The course combines lecture, discussion, and assignments to understand the nature and methods of research, critique approaches to communication and research, and effectively and appropriately use GIS.
Additional outcomes: Students will be introduced to GIS applications and will learn how data is used in decision making for government, business and research through layering maps and integrating large quantities of information.


If you have any questions, we are here to help!

Please contact Alexis Leone at ALeone@wcupa.edu or 267-386-3019 for details.