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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.

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. 

Learn more about enrolling in ECAP.

AACC Courses at South River High School

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 South River High School!

The following courses are offered by 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. Ask your high school counselor for details about this exciting opportunity!

Fall, junior year:

On location at South River

Spring, junior year:

On location at South River

Fall, senior year:

On-site at Arnold 

and choice of

  • HEA-111 – Personal and Community Health (health general education) or
  • COM-111 – Fundamentals of Oral Communication (for students seeking Law and Jurisprudence A.A. only)

Spring, senior year:

On-site at Arnold 

  • LGS-111 – Introduction to Paralegal Studies
  • LGS-253 – Business Law

Additional Courses:

Fall Term:

  • COM-111 – Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • BPA-111 – Introduction to Business

Spring Term:

  • HEA-111 – Personal and Community Health
  • LGS-100 – Introduction to the Law

Earn College Credit at CAT-South

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.

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

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

You can earn proficiency credit by completing these CTE programs at South River High School:

Early Childhood Education: Child Development Associate (CDA)

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

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 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


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Onsite Advising

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

Diane Bennett
AACC Transition Advisor
South River High School

Entrepreneurs Scholarship

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

Learn about this scholarship.