College Credit Courses
In order for your child to have the best opportunities available, we offer several programs and a range of courses that offer opportunities for our students that are beyond the typical high school curriculum choices. With the Early College Academy in partnership with Brookdale Community College, Advanced Placement Academy, Course Ahead Program through Georgian Court University, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and the dual enrollment classes through Brookdale College, Georgian Court University, and Seton Hall University, the college credit courses available at Saint John Vianney High School truly give your child the advantage of higher education at an early age. The rigorous coursework and excellent instruction provide a high quality foundation for lifelong curiosity and learning.
Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered during high school. The College Board, the same organization that writes the SATs, administers an examination during the first weeks of May each school year for each AP course. The score on this test is what individual universities will use to determine whether or not they offer students credit for the class. SJVHS is excited to offer a wide array of AP courses, including:
|Art History||Physics 1|
|Calculus BC||Studio Art|
|Chemistry||United States Government|
|English Language & Composition||United States History|
In addition to our Early College Academy and Advanced Placement options, Saint John Vianney High School has arranged for academically advanced students to take a number of courses through local colleges and universities for a reduced tuition rate. Our prestigious faculty members teach the courses on our campus during the regular school day - no extra time or travel is required of the student. The grade that a student earns counts toward his/her high school diploma. A student will generate a college transcript while in high school. Our current offerings include:
BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSES:
|American Civilization I||Environmental Science|
|American Civilization II||Introduction to Psychology|
|Computer Logic & Design||Psychology|
|English Composition: The Writing Process||Short Story|
|English Composition Writing & Research|
|SETON HALL UNIVERSITY||GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY|
|AP Biology and Lab||DE Drawing I (Grades 9* - 12)|
|AP Chemistry and Lab||DE Christian Tradition (Grade 12)|
|AP Physics 1 and Lab||DE Foundations of Exercise Science & Wellness (Grades 11 & 12)|
| DE Contemporary Economics (Gradews 11 - 12)|
DE Introduction to Business & Personal Finance (Grades 9 - 12)
BENEFITS OF RECEIVING COLLEGE CREDIT IN HIGH SCHOOL
If your child has the intellectual drive to participate in college-level courses while still in high school, he or she can reap life-long benefits. Taking any of our college credit courses will help to prepare your child for the demands of college. However, these opportunities can also broaden their scholastic horizons at a young age, so that by the time they enter college they will be less overwhelmed and able to find and pursue their academic passion.
TRANSFERRING DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDITS
All accepting institutions require the receipt of an official Brookdale Community College, Seton Hall University, or Georgian Court University transcript. The majority of college institutions require a grade of "C" or better in order for the student to receive credit for a course. Students who plan to attend other colleges or universities should contact their institutions's Admissions or Registrar's Office in order to determine their policy. Since policies do change suddenly, we strongly suggest all student inquire directly at the university/college of their choice. Brookdale Community College, Seton Hall University, and Georgian Court University cannot guarantee that every course will be accepted by every institution.