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    Advanced Placement Courses
     
    Advanced Placement Courses are taught by TDHS teachers at TDHS.  The AP Program sponsored by the College Board offers students the opportunity to challenge themselves with university level work while still in high school.  These courses develop study habits, sharpen problem solving techniques and improve writing skills, enabling students to enter college fully prepared to meet their professors’ expectations.  Students who do well on the annual AP examinations in May are able to gain both course placement beyond typical freshman college levels and earn credit toward college graduation based on their scores.  Students should contact their guidance counselor for further questions about AP courses.
      
    Expanded Options Program
     
    Expanded Options covers the cost of tuition and books for eligible high school juniors and seniors to take classes at Columbia Gorge Community College while still in high school. Students who pass receive dual credits high school and college - fully transferable to other colleges and universities.
     
    The cost of tuition, textbooks and class fees are paid by the school district while students are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the college.  The Dalles High School and Columbia Gorge Community College are continuing to develop courses that are attractive to high school juniors and seniors and easily accessible during their school day. 

    To get started:  Review the program eligibility criteria attached to this link.

    Contact:  TDWHS Counseling Office Secretary, Sharlene Bonham,

    (541)506-3449 ext. 2007 | bonhams@nwasco.k12.or.us


    College Now!

    College Now, through the collaboration of CGCC and local high schools, offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credits at the same time they are meeting high school graduation requirements. This process is called “dual credit” - where college credit, as well as high school credit, is granted for the same course. College Now courses – taught by qualified high school instructors during regular school hours at your high school – have the same content and outcomes as the courses at CGCC. Each College Now instructor has gone through an approval process to become a College Now faculty and align their courses to CGCC content in order to offer college credit. 

    Handbook and more information - Columbia Gorge Community College - College Now!

    Courses offered at The Dalles High School

    Intro to Expository Writing WR115  English 11/12 Honors A

    English Composition WR 121 English 11/12 Honors B

    Introduction to Literature - Fiction ENG104 - Honors Literature

    Writing Composition 2 WR122     Honors Rhetoric


          Intro to Economics  EC - 200    Equivalent to required high school class

    Microeconomics      EC - 201                           AP Microeconomics

    Macroeconomics     EC - 202                           AP Macroeconomics


    Math 111 College Algebra

    Math  112 Elementary Functions

    Math 251 Calculus I

    Math 252 Calculus II

    Math 253 Calculus III

     
     
    ITS Program
     
    These are classes taught by TDHS teachers at TDHS.  Students meeting the criteria for college credit may apply for credit through Mt Hood Community College for a nominal fee. Students must be 16 at the time the application is submitted. TDWHS staff teaching these courses can provide the paperwork and assist in getting it completed and returned to MHCC.
     
    This is available in the following courses:
    ITS 1 - A+
    ITS 2 - Network+
    Video Production 2
    Web Design 2

     
     
    Photography and Graphic Design

    These are classes taught by TDHS teachers at TDHS.  Students meeting the criteria for college credit may apply for credit through Mt Hood Community College for a nominal fee. Students must be 16 at the time the application is submitted. TDHS staff teaching these courses can provide the paperwork and assist in getting it completed and returned to MHCC.
     
    This is available in the following courses:
    Photography
    Advanced Photography
    Graphic Design and Media
    Graphic Design and Media