AP / Dual Credit
Dual Credit Option
College Credit Now!
College Credit Now! (CCN) provides high school students with an opportunity to earn Chemeketa credit while still in high school for only $30.00 per year. Students can take as many CCN classes as are available to them at their school.
When can I start earning College Credit?
Students and parents should consider the College Credit Now! opportunities in the freshman year of high school. Thoughtful forecasting of your high school program can result in several significant benefits. A carefully designed high school course of study will result in saved time and money.
Where are these classes offered?
Public high schools in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties participate in the Chemeketa Community College program, College Credit Now!
What can I take?
Sprague High School offers a comprehensive curriculum, which includes a wide variety of advanced level courses.
- Athletic Training
- Advanced Chassis and Advanced Engine
- Developing Child & Teaching Young Children
- Medical Terminology
- Sports Psychology
- Teaching Young Children
PLEASE NOTE: High school course titles and Chemeketa course titles are not always identical. For specific course titles, please contact the Curriculum Assistant Principal.
More on the College Credit Now! program on Chemeketa Community College website.
Willamette Promise College Credit Opportunities
The Willamette Promise is a program coordinated through the Willamette Education Service District to provide local schools support in reaching our state’s education goals. This program will support those goals by increasing student’s chances for degree attainment by completing college courses while still in high school. It will also greatly expand the opportunities for students to complete Career and Technical Education courses leading to industry certification and careers. Another major advantage to the Willamette Promise is that these opportunities for students will come at a significant cost savings for families.
Willamette Promise provides high school students with an opportunity to earn Western Oregon University and Oregon Tech credit while still in high school for only $30.00 per year for as many credits as a student can earn in the academic year.
What can I take? Sprague High School offers a comprehensive curriculum, which includes advanced level courses.
- Anatomy & Physiology
- College Writing
- Math Analysis
- Public Speaking
PLEASE NOTE: High school course titles and Western Oregon University and Oregon Tech course titles are not always identical. For specific course titles, please contact the Curriculum Assistant Principal.
Western Oregon University has more on the Willamette Promise program here.
College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program
The Advanced Placement Program, monitored by the College Board, offers ambitious and capable high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses. If the student scores within an acceptable range on the advanced placement exam, course credit or entry at a higher course level may be awarded upon college entrance which translates to saving money and time.
College Credit Policies
Well before taking AP exams, students should contact the directors of admissions at the colleges of their choice to ask about specific advanced placement and credit policies. Colleges and universities should be prepared to tell the student in writing what credit and/or advanced placement will be granted for a given score on an AP exam, including any courses from which the student will be exempted or any higher-level courses the student will be allowed to enter. The College Board provides course descriptions and examinations. Course descriptions can be found on the AP Central website.
High school teachers use these rigorous course descriptions in curriculum planning and in preparing students to take an Advanced Placement examination at the end of AP level courses.
AP Registration Fee
Students are required to pay AP registration fees as determined by the College Board. If a student cannot afford the registration fee, the student should see the bookkeeper to seek scholarship availability.
AP Courses offered at Sprague High School
- AP Art History
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Chemistry
- AP Computer Science A
- AP English Language & Composition
- AP English Literature
- AP European History
- AP Human Geography
- AP Physics 1
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Statistics
- AP Studio Art
- AP United States Government
- AP United States History
- Pre AP PreCalculus
Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy
A student can earn the Seal of Biliteracy from the Oregon Department of Education by either taking an AP World Language course and earn a 4 or higher on the AP Exam or with a mastery score in another standardized language test. Students with strong skills in a language other than English can earn world language credit at their high school. Students may earn world language credits by taking a test that assesses their language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. See your counselor for details. This will be noted in the notes section of the transcript.