There are a number of opportunities for students to gain high school and college credit for classes they take at WHS. Below is the list of courses available at WHS:


High School Class

College / Class / Credits Offered

(Must earn a ‘B’ grade or higher in high school class to qualify)

Intro to Med Careers & Terminology Clark College: AH 104 – Health Care Delivery & Career Exploration – 3 credits

Clark College: AH 110 – Med Term 1  – 3 credits

Intro to Culinary

Intro to Baking & Pastry


Adv. Culinary

Clark College: CUIS 140-Classic & Modern Soups/Sauces

Clark College: CUIS 143-Restaurant Baking

Clark College: PBAK 121-Cookies, Brownies/Bars, Quick Breads

Clark College: Cuisine 144-Banquet & Buffet Planning & Execution

  • Up to 6 credits and assessment for BAK 121 upon enrollment
Metals Tech & Manufacturing 2 Clark College: WELD 156-Welding Certification – 2 credits
Applied Math Clark College: PTCS 110-Professional Technical Computational Skills – 5 credits
Family Health Clark College: HLTH 120-Adult CPR and First Aid – 1 credit
WorkSite Learning Clark College: BUS 148-Career Work Experience – 3 credits
Computer Apps 2 Clark College: BUS 149-Computer Application Essentials – 3 credits
Financial Fitness Clark College: BUS 160-Personal Finance – 5 credits
American Sign Language 1 Spokane Falls CC: ASL& 121: Am Sign Language I – 5 credits
American Sign Language 2 Spokane Falls CC: ASL& 122: Am Sign Language II – 5 credits
American Sign Language 3 Spokane Falls CC: ASL& 123: Am Sign Language III – 5 credits
American Sign Language 4 Mt. Hood CC: ASL 103 – 4 credits
Music Production & Sound Engineering 1 Clackamas Community College: Music 106: Audio Recording At Home – 1 credit
Music Production & Sound Engineering 2 Clackamas Community College: Music 107: Intro to Audio Recording I – 3 credit
Computer Applications 2 Lower Columbia College:

CS 110: Microcomputer Applications – 3 credits
BTEC 145: Intro to MS Word – 5 credits
BTEC 111: Word Processing I – 5 credits
BTEC 131: Intro to Spreadsheets – 5 credits
BTEC 146: PowerPoint Fundamentals – 2 credits
BTEC 148: Intro to Outlook – 2 credits

Metals Tech & Manufacturing 1 & 2 Lower Columbia College: WELD 125 OFW-A – Oxy/Acetylene Welding with RG45 – 2 credits
Lower Columbia College: WELD 131: SMAW – Stick Welding with E6010 – 2 credits
Child Development & Ed Lower Columbia College: ECED&105: Introduction to Early Childhood Education – 5 credits


Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

AP Courses offered:

(Subject to change based on enrollment)

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Language & Composition
  • AP Literature & Composition
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP US History
  • AP US Government & Politics
  • AP World History
  • Pre-AP English 9th Grade
  • Pre-AP English 10th Grade
Benefits of the AP Program:

  • Stay on campus and complete your Panther experience.  
  • Our AP instructors teach important collegiate preparation study skills:
    • Analytical thinking
    • Academic writing that is substantiated with evidence
    • Time management 
  • Universities recognize the rigor of AP classes and students enrolled in these classes are serious about being prepared for collegiate work.
  • Earn college credit.  
    • Exams are in early May and scores are released in the summer.  
    • Many universities look at scores, determine the credits earned, and allow you to skip introductory courses and immediately begin your subject interest study. 
    • Research has shown students who participate in AP classes and exams in HS are much more likely to complete a college degree on time.
WHS Student Voices: Why take an AP Course?:

  • Fully engage in your high school experience
  • Courses taught by engaging instructors that prepare students for collegiate level coursework
    • Small class sizes and personal attention
    • Help your application stand out in the college admission process
  • Earn college credit
AP May 2023 Exam Schedule:

  • AP US Government & Politics – Mon, May 6 @ 8am
  • AP English Literature and Comp – Wed, May 8 @ 8am
  • AP Environmental Science – Thur, May 9 @ 8am
  • AP Psychology – Thur, May 9 @ 12noon
  • AP US History – Fri, May 10 @ 8am
  • AP Calculus AB/BC – Mon, May 13 @ 8am
  • AP English Language and Comp – Tue, May 14 @ 8am
  • AP World History: Modern – Wed, May 15 @ 8am
  • AP Computer Science Principles – Wed, May 15 @ 12noon
  • AP Biology – Thur, May 16 @ 12noon

AP Exam costs $98. A non-refundable deposit of $40 is due November 6th. The remaining $58 balance is due post-post test in May.


College in the High School

High School Course taught at WHS

College in the High Schools (CiHS) allows high school students to take college courses from approved high school instructors without leaving their high school campus.
Students grades 9-12 are able to participate in the program. There is no fee for students to enroll in a CiHS or co-delivered dual credit course that includes CHS to earn only high school credit.
Central Washington University
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Spanish I (second semester only)
  • Spanish II, III, IV
University of Washington
  • Chemistry 110


Running Start

Courses taught at Clark College

For general information, click here

To learn more about WHS Running Start, click here and look for “Running Start Information”.

Lower Columbia College

  • CTE Dual Credit is FREE. To access credit, follow these steps:

    • Earn a B or better

    • Apply to LCC & send unofficial copies of their transcripts to WHS counselor or

    • Confirm what credits they want applied with school

Clackamas Community College

  • The Advanced College Credit (ACC) program is the name of the CTE dual credit program at Clackamas Community College and it offers college courses to students at their high school at a cost of just $10 per college credit.

  • Students on free/reduced lunch qualify for a fee waiver, making the cost to them completely free!

  • There is no application fee or transcript fee associated with the ACC program or CCC.


Mt. Hood Community College

  • College Now is the name of the CTE dual credit program at MHCC.

  • The college credit you can earn is the same as credit you would earn if you were a college student on the MHCC campus. The only difference is that this credit is FREE.


Clark College

  • There are no fees for anything associated with CTE dual credit, including application. It is FREE. The only thing that might cost money is when students order an official copy of their Clark transcript which is around $10.


Spokane Fall Community College

  • CTE Dual Credit is FREE. We have no application fees or transcription fees.

  • The main fee that a student will run across is when requesting an official transcript from the National Student Clearinghouse, if they are trying to transfer their credits to another college. Those costs will vary.

AP Classes

  • AP Exam costs $98. A non-refundable deposit of $40 is due November. The remaining $58 balance is due post-post test in May.
  • Students that qualify for free or reduced lunch need to register for the assessment, but the fees are covered by the state.

Central Washington University

  • No fees for college in the high school.

University of Washington

  • No fees for college in the high school, but students must pay the $36 fee for the online resource ALEKS.
  • There is no assistance for this fee.

This information is provided for students and families to better understand any associated course fees, exam fees, or dual credit program fees, and to provide information about financial aid or other opportunities to reduce cost.  For all of these programs, students are encouraged to let their counselor know if there is any financial hardship that may prevent participation, as other organizations provide funds for assistance that may be available.  Information is provided pursuant to House Bill 1146.