Collegiate High School

What is Collegiate High School?

The Collegiate High School Program is designed to allow students to earn an AA/AS Degree or a CAPE Industry Certification while also earning their standard high school diploma. This rigorous opportunity allows students to get ahead on college credits while also saving money. Students who have been part of the Collegiate High School program have truly enjoyed and benefited from their experience. Collegiate High School requires students to be full-time at Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC). Accepted students will not take any courses on their high school campus, but they will be considered a student at their zoned high school where they can participate in school athletics, student activities and graduation ceremonies.

What are the requirements to qualify for the program?

To qualify, students must:

  • Be in 11th or 12th grade during the 21-22 school year*
  • Have a cumulative unweighted 3.0 GPA
  • Provide their own transportation
  • Take all of their courses through PHSC, on campus or online
  • Have college-ready exam scores: PERT - Reading 106, Writing 103, Math 123** ACT - Reading 19, Writing 17, Math 21** SAT - Reading 24, Writing 25, Math 26**

*Students must be on track in graduation requirements based on their grade level to be eligible.

**If a student has already taken Intermediate Algebra through Dual Enrollment they have met this requirement without the need for a score of PERT 123, ACT 21 or SAT 26.

How can I become part of the Collegiate High School Program?

All students interested must apply to be a part of the Collegiate High School Program utilizing the Pasco Pathways application. In addition to the Pasco Pathways application, students must complete the PHSC application and turn it into their school counselor by January 25th. Students must be zoned for a Pasco County High School to apply. All students that meet eligibility criteria are to be sent for the lottery, even if this number exceeds the total number of available seats. Preferences established in the Controlled Open Enrollment Plan will be followed when the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of seats open. Applicants are randomized and seats are filled by the number of open opportunities designated during the seat setting process. Students not placed during the lottery process will be placed on a randomized waitlist. Students who accept their invitation to enroll from out of zone will not receive transportation.

Will I receive transportation if I am accepted?

No, students that are part of the Collegiate High School Program must provide their own transportation to PHSC.


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