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Consider getting a jump start on college by knocking out a general education credit or exploring a course in your desired field.

You’ll take classes for free and get your feet wet on what college courses are like. Remember though, your grade is part of your college transcript, so choose wisely and apply yourself!

AACC Courses at Annapolis High School

Did you know you have the opportunity to attend AACC credit courses on-location at Annapolis High School? Students who meet eligibility requirements* and successfully complete these courses will earn an AACC certificate in entrepreneurship, beginning the pathway to completing an Associate of Applied Science degree in entrepreneurship. Ask your high school counselor for details.

Prior to completing senior year

  • ESI-103 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship (completed as proficiency credit or through open enrollment AACC course)

Spring junior year, on location at Annapolis High

  • ESI-104 – Entrepreneurship: Sales and Marketing for Small Business

Fall senior year, on-site at AACC in Arnold

  • BPA-120 – Small Business Management
  • BPA-201 – Financial Accounting (Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG-101/ENG-101A and eligibility for any general education math course) or  BPA-200 Foundations of Accounting (for nonbusiness majors)

Spring senior year, on-site at AACC in Arnold beginning 2023

  • LGS-253 – Business Law 1 
  • ESI-270 – Entrepreneurship: New Venture Planning (prerequisite ESI-103)

AACC will have the option of offering online courses in lieu of courses on location at Anne Arundel County public high schools at any time. This includes times of instructor shortages and while the local, state or federal government have determined there is a public health emergency.

Cancellation of sections may occur if there are issues with instructor availability, if minimum enrollments are not met, or due to other factors as outlined in the AACC Dual Enrollment MOU Addendum.

Students must meet eligibility requirements to earn an AACC certificate including demonstration of ENG-101/101A eligibility. See AACC’s College Catalog, graduation requirements and certificate requirements for details.

*Students must meet eligibility requirements to earn an AACC certificate including demonstration of ENG-101/101A eligibility. See AACC College Catalog.

Earn College Credit at CAT-South

Students attending the Center for Applied Technology-South (CAT-South) can earn college credits by enrolling in selected Career Technology Education (CTE) programs. You then just need to successfully complete your CAT- South program, and earn a C or better on the AACC college proficiency assessment(s). Grades below C will not be reflected on your AACC college transcript. 

More Opportunities at Annapolis

You can earn proficiency credit by completing this CTE program at Broadneck High School.

  • Food and Beverage Management: ProStart. The ProStart program introduces high school students to a variety of careers within the restaurant, food service and hospitality industry. Students will study and practice professional food preparation, preparation of international cuisines, food safety and sanitation, customer service relations, accounting, cost control, marketing, and an introduction to aspects of lodging management.

For information contact your high school counselor or email Judy Wilson, coordinator, Instructional Pathways and Partnerships - Secondary, at


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Entrepreneurs Scholarship

$12,000 Entrepreneurs Scholarship for students who want to start businesses.

Learn about this scholarship.