Jump Start to College Pathway Sample

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Invest in your future now and get a jump start on your college degree and career!

The Jump Start to College Pathway is an opportunity for high school students to earn college credits using dual enrollment opportunities available through our partnership with Montgomery College (MC) to meet high school graduation requirements and begin their journey toward success in college and beyond.

A few quick facts to know about Jump Start:

  • Students taking advantage of the Jump Start Pathway must take prescribed English, mathematics, science, social studies, and all other courses required for a Maryland high school diploma.
  • All college courses may be used to earn dual credit; dual credit allows students to receive high school and college credit for each college course successfully completed.
  • College course grades that appear on the high school transcript will count for advanced level credit when calculated into the weighted GPA, just like Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses.
  • All college courses are offered at a reduced tuition cost.
  • Students who take select AP and International Baccalaureate courses and score high enough on the respective course examination, may be able to earn college credit for specific college courses.
  • Each student’s enrollment in any MC course is dependent on the student meeting all requirements, prerequisites, and assessment levels for the course as determined by MC.

The sample pathway below is one example of how students can earn a minimum of 30 college credits prior to high school graduation. Students may take more or fewer courses than the sample illustrates depending on the student’s preference. All interested students should jump start their journey by speaking with their high school counselor or Dual Enrollment Program Assistant.

 

Grade 9/Year 1

Grade 10\Year 2

Grade 11\Year 3

Grade 12/Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

English
English 9/Honors

English
English 10/Honors English

English
English 11, on level or higher (including AP) 

English
MC ENGL101

English
MC ENGL102 or
MC ENGL103

Mathematics
Algebra 1 or higher, on level or higher (including AP)

Mathematics
Geometry or higher, on level or higher (including AP)

Mathematics
Algebra 2 or higher, on level or higher (including AP)  

 Mathematics
MC MATH117
or higher

Mathematics
MC MATH165
or higher

Science
9th Grade NGSS Science, on level or higher (including AP)

Science
10th Grade NGSS Science, on level or higher (including AP) 

Science
11th Grade NGSS Science, on level or higher (including AP)  

Science
MC Natural Sciences with Lab and/or without Lab Distribution

Science
MC Natural Sciences with or without Lab Distribution

Social Studies
U.S. History, on level or higher (including AP)  

Social Studies
National, State, and Local Government, on level or higher (including AP)

Social Studies
World History, on level or higher (including AP)

Social Studies
MC PSYC102

MC Elective or Other Required Course(s)

MC COMM108

Social Studies
MC SOCY100

MC Elective or Other Required Course(s)

MC Elective or Other Required Course(s)

Physical Education

Elective and/or Health

Fine Arts
MC Fine Arts Course

MC or MCPS Foreign Language or Elective or Other Required Course(s)

MC Elective or Other Required Course(s)

 

Foreign Languageon level or higher (including AP)

Foreign Language, on level or higher (including AP)  

MC or MCPS Foreign Language or Elective or Other Required Course(s)

MC or MCPS Foreign Language or Elective or Other Required Course(s)

 

 

Technology
MCPS Tech. Ed. Course

Elective and/or Health

 

  

 

 

MC course titles and descriptions can be found at: https://catalog.montgomerycollege.edu/  

All MCPS courses taken on the high school campus.
All MC courses taken on an MC campus or online, unless offered on the high school campus.
All MCPS courses taken on the high school campus, MC courses taken on an MC campus or online.

For more information on Jumpstart go to MC Dual Enrollment at www.montgomerycollege.edu/dep