External and College Credit Programs
In certain circumstances, students may be allowed to earn credit for courses provided by schools or programs outside of West Hartford Public Schools. College credit partnership programs exist for qualified high school students with the skill and motivation to pursue college level work. WHPS has a specific articulation program with Central Connecticut State University. Additionally, the University of Hartford, Capital Community and Goodwin Colleges each offer high school partnership programs. These programs permit qualified students to take one freshman level college course per semester through their college/university. College credit plus credit toward graduation from WHPS are granted for successful completion of the work. These courses are intended as enrichment courses for advanced students who are looking for additional challenge and background for later college work.
Courses taken “off-campus” may not be substituted for courses presently offered by WHPS. Online and summer courses taken in other districts need prior approval before registration. All fees are the responsibility of the student and family.
Tuition in most partnership programs is free. However, students will be required to pay a registration fee plus the cost of the books and any lab fee and must arrange their own transportation. See your school counselor for details regarding these and other college programs.