You can start earning college credit now! Anne Arundel Community College offers programs that allow you to explore career and technology occupations, earn college credit, and prepare for your future.
The Jump Start partnership program, jointly sponsored by AACC and Anne Arundel County Public Schools, is available to you as a high school student age 16 or older. Students pay only 50% of the tuition for qualifying courses.
Jump Start complements your high school experience and is part of your academic day. The benefits are numerous! You earn college credit that may be transferred to a four-year college or university, can explore career options, and receive tuition reduction and other financial assistance, if eligible.
- During the past year, participating high school students have taken over 850 AACC college courses. To get started, students must complete a Jump Start Recommendation Form available from their high school guidance counselor or obtain one here. Follow the enrollment procedures or call 410-777-2677.
Qualified high school students, age 16 and older, can enroll in a limited number of courses at AACC while completing high school graduation requirements. For more information, contact Admissions and Enrollment Development at 410-777-2246.
Program Pathways is an initiative between Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) to support successful transition of students from high school to college and careers. Program Pathways have been created under the high school learning clusters and visually demonstrate how high school programs move into college degrees and certificates.
- High school students have the opportunity to earn AACC credit for successfully completing specific high school Program Pathways in areas including business, engineering, information technologies, health, and human services. To view program pathways and details on receiving college credit, visit www.aacc.edu/programpathways.
- Student enrolled in Program Pathways should arrange to meet with an academic or department adviser prior to attending AACC. Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to the Program Pathways Office at 410-777-2891 or visit www.aacc.edu/programpathways.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses can grant high school students Anne Arundel Community College credit.
- Completing your AP exam with a score of 3 or higher earns you selected AACC college credit at no cost to you when you attend AACC. Please see Advanced Placement information in our college catalog. For more information call 410-777-2677.
Gifted and Talented Program
The Gifted and Talented program is the only program in which students under age 16 may be eligible to take college credit courses.
- This program is for students who have been identified as having exceptional academic or fine arts talent.
- Students under age 16 who have completed seventh grade or equivalent may be allowed to take college-level classes in academic or fine arts subjects not available at their schools.
High school students with a 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year may apply for early admission to AACC with permission from their high school.