PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County and the Northgate School District are partnering to offer high school students an opportunity to earn a 30-credit General Education Certificate through the College in High School (CIHS) program, with classes taught onsite at Northgate High School. For an additional cost, students will have the chance to earn a 60-credit associate degree should they wish to pursue more advanced courses. Beginning with the class of 2021, interested Northgate High School students will take placement exams during the summer between their freshman and sophomore years, ensuring they are prepared for the rigorous expectations of college-level work. Students needing additional support may register for developmental coursework over the summer, re-test at the beginning of their sophomore year and, given satisfactory placement test scores, enroll in CIHS program courses. “This remarkable opportunity has been made possible through the collaborative work of faculty at both Northgate High School and CCAC North Campus,” said Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, president, North Campus and West Hills Center. “We are very excited to offer CCAC programming to Northgate High School students, who will be able to save a considerable amount of money while getting a great head start on their college careers.” Obtaining a General Education Certificate, or even an associate degree, remains possible for the classes of 2020 and 2019, with additional non-CIHS coursework completed on campus at one of several CCAC locations.

For more information, contact Mr. Shaun Tomaszewski, Director of Curriculum and Assessment for Northgate School District at stomaszewski@northgate.k12.pa.us