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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 South River High School

If you're a high school senior, you can earn college credit with the following courses right at your school! Ask your high school counselor for details about dual enrollment. It's an exciting opportunity to earn AACC college credit.*

The following courses will be offered by Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) for South River High School.  Students completing these six courses will have begun a pathway to an AACC Law and Jurisprudence A.A. and/or a pathway to a Paralegal Studies A.A.S.**

Fall junior year, on location at South River

  • LGS-217 – Constitutional Law

Spring junior year, on location at South River

  • LGS-271 – Civil Rights Law

Fall senior year, on-site open enrollment at Arnold 

  • LGS-215 – Criminal Law

and choice of

  • HEA-111 – Personal and Community Health (health gen ed) or
  • COM-111 – Fundamentals of Oral Communication (for students seeking law and jurisprudence A.A. only)

Spring senior year, on-site open enrollment at Arnold 

  • LGS-111 – Introduction to Paralegal Studies (Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG-101/ENG 101A)
  • LGS 253 – Business Law


In addition, the following AACC courses will be offered on location

Fall Term

  • COM-111 – Fundamentals of Oral Communication (ENG-101/101A eligibility strongly recommended)
  • LGS-100 – Introduction to the Law (ENG-101/101A eligibility required)

Spring Term

  • BPA-111 – Introduction to Business (ENG-101/101A eligibility recommended)
  • HEA-111 – Personal and Community Health

Open enrollment courses are available to both high school and non-high school students. AACC cannot guarantee available seats in the courses and recommends students submit all registration paperwork to designated SPHS personnel prior to the first day of registration for the term at AACC.

AACC has the option of offering online courses, in lieu of on-location courses, at AACPS high schools, at any time, including in times of instructor shortages and while the local, state or federal government have determined there is a public health emergency.

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 South River

You can earn articulated college credit by completing one of the following CTE programs at South River High School. 

  • Project Lead the Way - Electronic Engineering Technologies
  • Project Lead the Way - Engineering Transfer

You can earn proficiency credit by completing this CTE program at South River 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

AACC On-Site Advisor

As a South River student, you not only have access to your high school counselors and receive regular college visits from an AACC admissions advisor, but you can discuss your career and education goals with AACC Transition Advisor, Diane Bennett, whether or not you plan to attend AACC. Contact Diane Bennett at



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Onsite Advising

South River High School has an AACC College Transition Advisor onsite!

Diane Bennett
AACC College Transition Advisor
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Entrepreneurs Scholarship

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

Learn about this scholarship.