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The Cornerstone and College in the High School programs allow high school students to take CWU courses from their approved high school instructors without leaving their campus. The Cornerstone and College in the High School Programs primarily act the same in obtaining college credit but there are some key differences.

Students who are in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades are eligible for the private pay Cornerstone model. Students who are in the 11th and 12th grades may be eligible for the College in the High School state-pay model. The difference between College in the High School and Cornerstone is who pays. Additionally, students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher to participate in the programs. Students interested in participating in College in the High School or Cornerstone should speak with their high school counselor to find available courses. Registration will take place once students are enrolled in the correct high school class.

College in the High School courses are paid for by the State of Washington. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provides funding for those schools that have applied and qualified.

Cornerstone courses are paid by the school district or the student/family. Students are able to take Cornerstone courses at the same time as College in the High School courses, although students are only allowed to take 15 credits per grading term through both Cornerstone and College in the High School. Again, the only difference between College in the High School and Cornerstone is who pays.

 

 

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