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
    $337$858$2301

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
Email: rmidcap@chesapeake.edu
410-827-5858

Ms. Kathy Petrichenko
Dean for Recruitment Services
Email: kpetrichenko@chesapeake.edu
410-822-5400, ext. 2257

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