Central Arizona College’s High School Programs
Central Arizona College offers options for high school students who would like to get a jump-start on earning college credit. CAC’s High School Programs allow academically prepared & eligible students to earn transferrable college credits while still in high school, saving time and money.
Early College Scholarship
The Early College Scholarship provides financial assistance to Pinal County junior and senior (11th & 12th grade) high school students who wish to get an early start in college. Students who enroll in High School Programs may receive a tuition waiver covering up to six (6) credits of in-state tuition per semester (fall/spring/summer semesters are eligible).
Students are responsible for the costs of books, class materials and transportation, should the course take place on a CAC campus. The Early College Scholarship tuition waiver may only be used for CAC courses at or above 100 level.
It is the responsibility of the student to verify high school course credit eligibility with a guidance counselor prior to enrollment in a college course.
Who can participate in CAC’s High School Programs?
Any high school student* may take courses at Central Arizona College. Interested students must complete a CAC Admission Form and a High School Programs Registration Form which requires an electronic signature from the student’s high school counselor or authorized representative AND a parent or legal guardian.
*If you are not yet in high school and wish to take classes, please contact Academic Advising prior to completing the CAC Admission Form and/or High School Programs Registration Form at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide information on what course you wish to take, your date of birth, current grade level and school name.
What are the eligibility requirements of the Early College Scholarship?
To qualify for the Early College Scholarship, students must be a Pinal County resident, attend a high school within Pinal County, maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher and be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade at their high school.
The first semester a student will be eligible for Early College funding is the summer term prior to starting 11th grade at their high school (after successfully completing 10th grade).
What is dual enrollment vs concurrent enrollment?
CAC High School Programs refers to any course taken by a current high school student. Previously, these courses were defined as dual enrollment (courses held at the high school and taught by a high school instructor) or concurrent enrollment (courses held at a CAC campus or online and taught by a CAC instructor).
For more information on Central Arizona College’s High School Programs, contact Hazel Rossi, Assistant Director of High School Programs at email@example.com or 520-483-4043.