While in high school, you’ll be able to 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! We recommend working with your admissions advisor to pick out the right classes for you.
While you can take any classes that you are eligible for at any of our locations, the pathway below offers some courses on location at Severna Park High School!
Earn AACC credit that will begin a pathway toward an associate degree in Business Management (A.A.S.). Courses include:
On location at Severna Park High School
On-site at AACC in Arnold
On-site at AACC in Arnold
Severna Park’s signature focus on business is a great fit with AACC's business programs!
Did you know that Honors Entrepreneurship, an approved Business, Innovation and Leadership signature elective, is aligned with the AACC course, "Introduction to Entrepreneurship" (ESI-103)? Ask your high school counselor for details on this exciting opportunity to earn college credit as part of a signature aligned pathway.
Students attending the Center for Applied Technology-South (CAT-South) can earn college credits by enrolling in selected AACPS 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.
*The Childhood Development program requires a grade of "B" or better to earn proficiency credit.
You can earn articulated college credit by completing one of the following CTE programs at Severna Park High School:
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is an Anne Arundel County Public Schools' CTE instructional program that incorporates the national standards of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Standards and the International Technology Education Association. The program prepares you for further education and careers in:
Specialty courses are selected by the school and not all courses are offered at every PLTW school. For a list of required courses, contact your high school counselor. This high school completer program offers college credit. For information email Melanie Coleman at email@example.com.
You can earn proficiency credit by completing this CTE program at Severna Park High School:
The Early Childhood Education/Child Care Services program follows the high school Child Development Associate (CDA) Program of the National Credentialing Program. The CDA is nationally transferable, most widely recognized, credible and valid credential in the Early Childhood Education field. Students may earn the CDA in center-based programs, family child care and home visitors. Students complete 120 clock hours of child development education and 480 hours of experience working directly with children in licensed facilities. In addition to industry certification, students can also earn college credit.
For more information, contact your high school counselor or email Melanie Coleman, Instructional Pathways and Partnerships, Secondary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and marketing, and will receive an introduction to aspects of lodging management. Students will follow the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation industry standard curriculum with the potential to earn a ProStart and ServSafe certification.
For information, contact your high school counselor or email Melanie Coleman, Instructional Pathways and Partnerships, Secondary, at email@example.com.