The College in High School Program (CIHS) is a dual enrollment enrichment partnership
between SUNY Cobleskill and area secondary schools. Seniors (or juniors with advanced
standing) are able to earn college credit at reduced tuition while concurrently attending
high school. Courses are college-level experiences taught by qualified high school
faculty (as adjunct professors at SUNY) during the regular school day and following
the regular high school academic calendar within the high school setting.
Benefits of CIHS
- Students gain a head start on earning college credits prior to enrolling in college
and may gain advanced standing.
- Students transition into college level rigor by engaging in college courses. They
can acquire confidence they can succeed in college courses.
- Courses can target a broader range of students within a wider range of academic disciplines,
not just the top academic achievers.
- Students may save money on college costs.
- Participation in this program can address student rigor for high school seniors through
more efficient use of seniors' time.
- Aspiring students strengthen their college applications and make them more competitive
by signaling motivation and preparedness.
- Closer collaboration between high school teachers and college faculty enhance networking
and professional development while also increasing understanding of curriculum common
to high school and college.
- This program provides for another ongoing avenue of professional growth for high school