Dual Credit Programs
Derby High School students will have the opportunity to earn college credits as well as Derby High School credits in a variety of courses. Derby High School has developed a partnership with Southern Connecticut State University, Housatonic Community College and the University of Connecticut. Students may take UCONN ECE (early college experience) courses in Italian and history. For the school year, HCC will offer courses in Advanced Manufacturing and English. Any senior student interested in enrolling in the Southern Connecticut State University on Special Topics in College and Career Readiness course must notify their School Counselor for registration. This course will help high school students explore and access resources to achieve their postsecondary and career goals.
Southern Connecticut State University -SCSU
EDU 198 - Mastery-Base Diploma Assessment in College and Career Readiness
This course will help high school students explore and access resources to achieve their postsecondary and career goals.
It will provide high school students with the knowledge and skills to identify their postsecondary and career options consistent with their interests, values, expectations, abilities and achievements.
Over the course of the semester, students will develop and present a comprehensive digital college and career readiness portfolio. This course will allow high school students to earn college dual enrollment credits.
Students may take this course in the Spring of their junior year or in the Fall of their senior year. Note: This course will be taken completely online at no cost to Derby High School students.
Students interested in enrolling should speak with their School Counselor.
SCSU Early College - Interested in taking college classes while still in high school? SCSU Early College provides high school students with the opportunity to explore subjects that you can’t typically study in high school. Explore courses in health care, business, education, science, or the arts at your high school or on SCSU college campus and earn up to 30 college credits towards a degree! Our school is a partner of our Early College program, tuition is waived for Early College courses taught at your high school or at SCSU!
Requirements for SCSU:
High School junior or senior