What is Jump Start?
Jump Start is a program that allows public high school seniors to enroll full-time in career and technical education programs at participating Community Colleges.
Students earn high school credit for college courses they successfully complete during their senior year. Students can also still participate in their high school co-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, band, prom, and special committees.
What is the purpose of the Jump Start program?
The Jump Start program has been established to provide career and technical education opportunities to high school students whose interests are not currently being served by their high school.
Jump Start students will enroll full-time (12 or more credits) per semester, in a program that leads to a CTE-related Associate's degree or Certificate of Achievement and successfully complete one year of credits at the end of their high school senior year.
What are the advantages of participating in the Jump Start program?
The program offers dual credit to the participating high school students. For each community college course students successfully complete, students will earn high school credit toward graduation while working towards a college degree or certificate.