Advanced Credit Initiative

Talbot County Public Schools - Chesapeake College Early College Partnership

Combine your AP credits with Dual Enrollment! TCPS offers 11 Advanced Placement courses. Nine are eligible for Chesapeake College Credit with a score of "3" or better on the AP test. Dual Enrollment courses - whether taken at your high school or any Chesapeake College campus - can add to your Advanced Credit Portfolio.

How the program works:

  • Chesapeake will work closely with TCPS students and Guidance Offices through all four years of students' high school careers, and offer four DE courses per year onsite.
  • DE courses are meant to complement TCPS AP offerings, helping students maximize their number of potential college credit.
  • Dual Enrollment Program admission requirements

Program Benefits

  • Students save time to degree
  • Parents save money on college education, paying 75% of regular college tuition
  • Students learn about college expectations, which will pay future dividends
  • Tuition/fees comparison, 3-credit course:
    ChesapeakeSalisbury Univ.Washington College

Program Features

  • Increased time commitment from Chesapeake admissions and advising staff
  • Doubling of Chesapeake's DE offerings at EHS and early identification of course offerings so students can plan in advance
  • Increased transfer advising resources from Chesapeake College

First Steps

  • Early in your sophomore year: Meet with your school counselor to develop a preliminary schedule of AP and DE classes for your junior and senior years
  • Later in your sophomore year: Meet with a Chesapeake College advisor and your school counselor to discuss how your AP/DE plan may be used for coursework required in a Chesapeake College degree
  • In the spring of your sophomore year: Take Chesapeake's ACCUPLACER placement test and register for your junior year DE classes

For more information contact

Dr. Richard Midcap
Vice President for Student Success

Ms. Kathy Petrichenko
Dean for Recruitment Services
410-822-5400, ext. 2257

Your School Counselor
Easton High School - 410-822-4180
St. Michaels High School - 410-745-2852