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Collegiate High School

Seeking a challenging educational environment to prepare for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) college majors?

Palm Beach State Collegiate High School (CHS), a new school choice option, is being planned and designed for you!

  • Rigorous academic instruction by top faculty
  • Career guidance and academic counseling
  • Gateway courses for STEM fields

Participating high school seniors may complete high school graduation and the first year of associate degree requirements all in the same year!

Through specially designed classes and activities, CHS students may enroll as full-time college students at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus – and earn 30 or more semester hours of college credit - in small classes with NO tuition, fees, or costs for textbooks! *** Due to increased demand, theApplicationdeadline has been extended to June 8th.



Join a STEM Learning Community

  • Learn from outstanding faculty committed to making your first college experience successful.
  • This carefully designed curriculum makes the critical connections between science and math subjects.
  • Forge strong links with students and the faculty. Connections are intellectual – understanding the relations between classes – and social – making close friends. You will get to know people in your major or area of interest and can form study groups with students of similar interests and goals.
  • Tutors, mentors, and a dedicated academic advisor will assist with a variety of academic questions and issues.
  • Participate in STEM field trips and meet scientists.
  • Take math and science courses in a block schedule and enjoy pre-registration access. All classes may be taken with Honors component. Students need to apply for admission to our Honors College.

 

What to Expect

Important: CHS students will be college students and expected to perform accordingly. High school procedures will not be followed in the college classes, and college instructors follow their own grading and attendance procedures. Instructors do not send progress reports and other parental notifications home. Students must be mature enough to motivate themselves to be successful in an adult environment. Classes and labs are held at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.



Extracurricular Activities

CHS students remain enrolled as seniors at their home high school where they may participate in high school extracurricular activities while enjoying the rigors of college academics. As full-time Palm Beach State College students, CHS students also may participate in all campus activities, workshops and events.



Admission Requirements

CHS is open to high school seniors who have an unweighted high school GPA of at least 3.20; have completed all requirements for high school graduation other than those which can be satisfied by PBSC coursesANDmeet one of the following test scores:

  • SAT: 24 Reading, 25 Writing and 24.5 Math
    -or-
  • ACT: Math score of 20 and higher, English score of 17 or higher, and Reading score of 19 or higher;
    -or-
  • Have college ready placement test scores Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) score of:
    • 103 – 150 (Writing)
    • 106 – 150 (Reading) for ENC1101 College Composition
    • 123-150 (Math) for MAC1105 College Algebra, STA2023 Statistics (Note: For the following math courses placement is based on ACT or SAT scores: MAC1114 Trigonometry, MAC1140 Pre-calculus, MAC2233 Survey of Calculus, MAC2311, Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1)

Note: Students wishing to honorize a course and earn an honors credit must join PBSC 'sDr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College.



Steps for Admission

 



STEM Collegiate High School 2018 Open House Schedule

Please select a date and time to register for a mandatory CHS information session
Date Time Room # Register
May 17 4:30 PM SC169 Register Now
May 21 4:30 PM SC170 Register Now
May 29 4:30 PM SC169 Register Now
June 4 4:30 PM SC170 Register Now
June 5 4:30 PM SC169 Register Now



Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Courses offered: Fall 2018
Course Ref # Course Name | Days | Times | Instructor
BSC1010 244993 Principles of Biology 1: MW 9:30am-10:45am
Dr. Fairbanks
BSC1010L 245000 Principles of Biology 1 Lab: T 11:00am-1:45pm
Dr. Fairbanks
CHM1045 245089 General Chemistry 1: MW 11:00am-12:15pm
Dr. Daniel
CHM1045L 245094 General Chemistry 1 Lab: TH 11:00am-1:45pm
Dr. Gorgevska
SLS1501 245513 Introduction to the College Experience: F 9:30am-12:45pm
Dr. Magdala Ray
Math or other

Depending on Math placement scores, students select:
MAC1105 College Algebra
MAC1114 Trigonometry
MAC1140 Precalculus
MAC1147 Precalculus Algebra & Trigonometry
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II.
Students requiring courses for high school graduation such as Economics, English, or Government should meet with the CHS Academic Advisor to select the appropriate course.


For further information, contact your high school guidance counselor or:

Dr. Becky Mercer, Associate Dean
Palm Beach State College
BioScience Complex , SC160

3160 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561 207-5416

 

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