Current High School Students

Burlington County College offers academic opportunities for students still attending high school. These programs include:

  • Concurrent Enrollment of Pre-College Students
  • College Acceleration Program (C.A.P.)
  • Spring Ahead Program

Current High School Students/
Concurrent Enrollment of Pre-college Students

Burlington County College and local high schools have developed agreements which enable high school students to earn college credits for selected courses completed while in high school. All high school students must obtain a Special Application, (available from area school guidance offices) which must be signed by the student's parent/guardian and by the school principal or guidance counselor.

BCC has developed such agreements with the following Burlington County high schools:

  • Bordentown Regional High School
  • Burlington City High School
  • Burlington County Institute of Technology
  • Burlington Township High School
  • Cinnaminson High School
  • Delran High School
  • Florence High School
  • Lenape Regional High School District
  • (Cherokee, Lenape, Shawnee and Seneca High Schools)
  • Maple Shade High School
  • Moorestown High School
  • Northern Burlington County Regional High School
  • Palmyra High School
  • Pemberton Township High School
  • Rancocas Valley Regional High School
  • Willingboro High School

Current High School Students/
College Acceleration Program (C.A.P.)

The College Acceleration Program (CAP) provides students with the opportunity to take college level courses for credit while enrolled in their current high school classes. Students in this program can begin working on their associate degree while simultaneously completing their high school coursework. Courses are taught by certified high school teachers who have been approved as Burlington County College adjunct faculty. Participating high schools, in cooperation with BCC administration and faculty, determine the courses, taught in the high school, that qualify for this program. To be eligible, a high school student must be approved by his/her guidance counselor or high school principal to enroll in a CAP class offered at their high school. Every public high school in the county is involved in this program and each school has different courses approved by BCC as equal to a BCC course. For further information, students should contact their high school guidance office and/or guidance counselor.

These courses are equal to BCC credit and students receive a BCC transcript for completed courses when they receive a grade of a "C" or higher. Students can then apply to transfer these credits to the college they will be attending. The cost is very reasonable and is determined every year. During the 2013-2014 school year, the cost is $150 for a three or four credit class and $300 for a six or eight credit class.

FAQ About C.A.P.

What Courses are Offered?
Any BCC course may become a C.A.P. course. C.A.P. courses already offered in area high schools include: English, General Psychology, Spanish, World History, Chemistry, and Statistics.

Who Teaches C.A.P. Courses?
C.A.P. courses are taught by qualified high school teachers approved as BCC adjuncts. BCC administrators and faculty review course syllabi, textbooks, and learning outcomes for appropriateness.

How Do Students Enroll in C.A.P.?
Qualified high school students complete a Special Application for High School students (available from high school guidance counselors). The application must be signed by the principal, guidance counselor and parent. The completed application and tuition check are sent to BCC for processing.

What are the Advantages for C.A.P. Students?

  • C.A.P. provides students with broader, more challenging course offerings.
  • Upon course completion, students receive an official BCC transcript.
  • C.A.P. students demonstrate proficiency at college level work -- an asset in the college admissions process whether or not the students intend to continue their studies at BCC after high school graduation.
  • Students graduate with a high school diploma and a college transcript. Since BCC's credits are accepted at colleges and universities across the country, students have presented their transcripts and earned credits or advanced standing, upon starting college.
  • BCC's affordable tuition and fees can represent a substantial cost savings, particularly if students are transferring their credits into much more expensive four-year colleges and universities.

Must C.A.P. Students Complete their Degree at BCC Following High School Graduation?
While many students choose to attend BCC following high school graduation, it is not a requirement of the C.A.P. program. C.A.P. students earn a BCC college transcript which may be submitted for transfer to any college or university. Colleges and universities have final determination on which credits are transferrable.

Which High Schools Currently Offer C.A.P. Courses?

  • Baptist Academy
  • Bordentown Regional High School
  • BCIT Medford and Westampton
  • Burlington City High School
  • Burlington Township High School
  • Cherokee High School
  • Cinnaminson High School
  • Delran High School
  • Doane Academy
  • Florence High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Lenape High School
  • Maple Shade High School
  • Moorestown High School
  • Northern Burlington High School
  • Palmyra High School
  • Pemberton High School
  • Rancocas Valley Regional High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Seneca High School
  • Shawnee High School
  • Willingboro High School

For further information, students should contact their high school guidance office, or James Kerfoot at jkerfoot@bcc.edu or (609) 894-9311, ext. 1260.

Current High School Students/Spring Ahead Program

Take Advantage of Spring Ahead!
BCC offers high school seniors the opportunity to take part in its popular Spring Ahead program. Participating high schools allow seniors who have submitted a BCC application to take the College Skills Assessment during school hours*. Students who take the assessment through the Spring Ahead Program are invited to the Pemberton Campus to:

  • go over the results,
  • complete early registration for best selection of courses,
  • tour campus facilities,
  • learn about BCC services, programs and activities
  • and have the opportunity to eat lunch in our cafeteria.

*unless otherwise noted