Abingdon-Avon High School pathway options

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Sandburg collaborates with Abingdon-Avon High School by providing students the opportunity to complete college courses that connect with career paths. Whether the student is interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree or certificates in career or technical areas, there is a pathway for everyone. 

The embedded degree allows AAHS students to complete an Associates in Arts degree while in high school. This degree requires completion of 61 credit hours and focuses on completing general education courses that are necessary for bachelor’s degrees.

Associate in Arts degree includes:

  • English 101 and 102 (6 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
  • Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Math (3 credit hours)
  • Human Relations (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (21 credit hours)


To complete an AA degree, students must successfully complete the required 61 credits hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Pathway to AA degree

This is a tentative plan for AAHS students to complete an Associate of Arts degree in high school. Courses may vary based on instructor availability. 

This is a plan for the AA degree only. Students who desire an AS degree must meet with a Sandburg academic advisor to develop an individual plan. There is no guarantee an AAHS student could complete an AS degree in high school due to specifically required courses.

AAHS students will take these courses online, at Sandburg’s campus, or at AAHS.

Students taking dual credit courses must meet Sandburg admissions standards and complete the steps to enroll.

AAHS plan to complete an AA degree.

Course credit hours are designated in the parentheses.

Fall – Junior year
  • ENG.101 - Freshman Composition 1 (3) IAI Course No. C1 900
  • SOC.101 - Introduction to Sociology (3) IAI Course No. S7 900
  • PHL.101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3) IAI Course No. H4 900
Winter – Junior year
  • ENG.102 - Freshman Composition 2 (3) IAI Course No. C1 901
  • HIS.105 - American History to 1877 (3) IAI Course No. S2 900
  • MUS.100 - Music in the Western World (3) IAI Course No. F1 900
Spring - Junior year
  • BUS.108 - Personal Finance (3) 
  • MAT.110 - General Statistics (3) IAI Course No. M1 902
  • POS.122 - American Government & Politics (3) IAI Course No. S5 900
Summer – Junior year
  • BIO.101 - General Biology (4) IAI Course No. L1 900L
  • SPE.110 - Interpersonal Communications (3) 
Fall – Senior year
  • MUS.101 - Introduction to American Music (3) IAI Course No. F1 904
  • PHY.130 - The Physical Universe (3) IAI Course No. P1 906
  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3) IAI Course No. S6 900
Winter – Senior year
  • HTH.120 - Health (3)
  • POS.228 - International Relations (3) IAI Course No. S5 904N
  • SOC.203 - Introduction to Diversity (3) IAI Course No. S7 903D
Spring – Senior year
  • MUS.105 - Non-Western Music (3) IAI Course NoF1 903N
  • PSY.265 - Developmental Psychology(3) IAI Course No. S6 902
  • SPE.120 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3) IAI Course No. C2 900

To graduate from Sandburg with an AA degree, the student must successfully complete the required 61 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.

How do these classes transfer?

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement which facilitates transfer among more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. The IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) includes the following categories:

Please see specific courses below.

  • Communication: 3 courses or 9 credit hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses total, 1 course must be a Humanities course, 1 course must be a Fine Arts course. The additional course is the student’s choice or as directed by the advisor.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses or 9 credits total. Courses must be from 3 different subject areas.
  • Mathematics: 1 course (3-5 credit hours)
  • Physical Science and Life Sciences: 2 courses total, 1 course form each area (7-8 credit hours). One of the courses must have a lab.
  • Human Relations: 1 course or 3 credit hours.

Communication
ENG.101 – Freshman Composition 1  IAI Course No. C1 900
ENG.102 – Freshman Composition 2  IAI Course No. C1 901
SPE.120 – Introduction to Public Speaking  IAI Course No. C2 900

Fine Arts
MUS.100 - Music in the Western World  IAI Course No. F1 900
MUS.101 - Introduction to American Music IAI Course No. F1 904

Humanities
PHL.101 – Introduction to Philosophy IAI Course No. H4 900

Social Sciences
POS.122 - American Government & Politics IAI Course No. S5 900
PSY.101 – Introduction to Psychology  IAI Course No. S6 900
SOC.101 – Introduction to Sociology  IAI Course No. S7 900

Sciences
BIO.101 – General Biology – Life Science with lab  IAI Course No. L1 900L
PHY.130 – The Physical Universe – Physical Science  IAI Course No. P1 906

Math
MAT.110 – General Education Statistics  IAI Course No. M1 902

Human Relations
SOC.203 – Introduction to Diversity  IAI Course No. S7 903D

Electives - Suggested
BUS.108 – Personal Finance 
HIS.105 - American History to 1877 IAI Course No. S2 900
HTH.120 - Health
MUS.105 - Non-Western Music IAI Course No. F1 903N
POS.228 - International Relations IAI Course No. S5 904N
PSY.265 - Developmental Psychology IAI Course No. S6 902
SPE.110 - Interpersonal Communications

 

The 1 + 1 program allows AAHS students to enroll in college courses at a little slower pace due to their high school commitments. Students take the first year of classes towards their Associate in Arts (AA) degree. After graduation from AAHS, they enroll at Sandburg to complete the remainder of their degree requirements. This option still affords students to save money because they could complete a Bachelor’s degree in three years instead of four.

The AA degree requires completion of 61 credit hours and focuses on completing general education courses that are necessary for bachelor’s degrees.

Associate in Arts degree includes:

  • English 101 and 102 (6 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
  • Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Math (3 credit hours)
  • Human Relations (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (21 credit hours)


To complete an AA degree, students must successfully complete the required 61 credits hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.


Pathway to 1 + 1 Program

This is a plan for the AA degree only. Students who desire an AS degree must meet with a Sandburg academic advisor to develop an individual plan. There is no guarantee a AAHS student could complete an AS degree in high school due to availability of classes. Courses may vary based on instructor availability. 

AAHS students will take these courses online, at Sandburg’s campus, or at AAHS.

Students taking dual credit courses must meet Sandburg admissions standards and complete the steps to enroll.

AAHS 1 + 1 plan

Course credit hours are designated in the parentheses.

Fall – Junior year
  • ENG.101 - Freshman Composition 1 (3) IAI Course No. C1 900
  • SOC.101 - Introduction to Sociology (3) IAI Course No. S7 900
Winter – Junior year
  • ENG.102 - Freshman Composition 2 (3) IAI Course No. C1 901
  • MUS.100 - Music in the Western World (3) IAI Course No. F1 900
Spring – Junior year
  • MAT.110 - General Education Statistics (3) IAI Course No. M1 902
  • POS.122 - American Government & Politics (3) IAI Course No. S5 900
Fall – Senior year
  • PHY.130 - The Physical Universe (3) IAI Course No. P1 906
  • PSY.101 - Introduction to Psychology (3) IAI Course No. S6 900
Winter – Senior year
  • SOC.203 - Introduction to Diversity (3) IAI Course No. S7 903D
Spring – Senior year
  • SPE.120 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3) IAI Course No. C2 900

Completion of 31 credits at Sandburg
  • BIO.101 - General Biology (4) - Life Science with Lab IAI Course No. L1 900L
  • ENG.160 - Introduction to Fiction (3) IAI Course No. H3 901
  • PHL.102 - Ethics (3) IAI Course No. H4 904
  • Electives (21)

To graduate from Sandburg with an AA degree, the student must successfully complete the required 61 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.


How do these classes transfer?

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement which facilitates transfer among more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. The IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) includes the following categories:

Please see specific courses below.

  • Communication: 3 courses or 9 credit hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses total, 1 course must be a Humanities course, 1 course must be a Fine Arts course. The additional course is the student’s choice or as directed by the advisor.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses or 9 credits total. Courses must be from 3 different subject areas.
  • Mathematics: 1 course (3-5 credit hours)
  • Physical Science and Life Sciences: 2 courses total, 1 course form each area (7-8 credit hours). One of the courses must have a lab.
  • Human Relations: 1 course or 3 credit hours.

Communication
ENG.101 – Freshman Composition 1  IAI Course No. C1 900
ENG.102 – Freshman Composition 2  IAI Course No. C1 901
SPE.120 – Introduction to Public Speaking  IAI Course No. C2 900

Fine Arts
MUS.100 - Music in the Western World  IAI Course No. F1 900

Humanities
ENG.160 - Introduction to Fiction IAI Course No. H3 901 
PHL.102 – Ethics  IAI Course No. H4 904

Social Sciences
POS.122 - American Government & Politics IAI Course No. S5 900 
PSY.101 – Introduction to Psychology  IAI Course No. S6 900
SOC.101 – Introduction to Sociology  IAI Course No. S7 900

Sciences
BIO.101 – General Biology – Life Science with lab  IAI Course No. L1 900L
PHY.130 – The Physical Universe – Physical Science  IAI Course No. P1 906

Math
MAT.110 – General Education Statistics  IAI Course No. M1 902

Human Relations
SOC.203 – Introduction to Diversity  IAI Course No. S7 903D

Electives - Suggested
BUS.108 – Personal Finance 
HIS.105 - American History to 1877 IAI Course No. S2 900
HTH.120 - Health
MUS.105 - Non-Western Music IAI Course No. F1 903N
POS.228 - International Relations IAI Course No. S5 904N
PSY.265 - Developmental Psychology IAI Course No. S6 902
SPE.110 - Interpersonal Communications

Students who are interested in career paths can take classes towards an Associate in Applied Sciences or certificates while in high school. Depending on the availability of qualified faculty, these career degrees or certificates may be offered at AAHS, online, or on Sandburg's campus. Students may also complete some of the courses at AAHS, graduate from AAHS, and then finish the AAS degree or certificate at Sandburg.

These degrees, offered in the career, technical, and health areas, prepare the student for the workforce. They are not intended to transfer to a four-year college or university. For some of our AAS degrees in health care, students must complete a separate application and meet the established requirements for admission.

 

Computers - Information and Communication Technology Pathway

AAHS students can take online courses in Information and Communication Technology. The certificates listed below must be taken in sequence.

Computer Support Associate

Computer Technician

Network Security Associate

CISCO Network Associate

Cyber Security Associate

 

Students must make payment in full or enroll in the payment plan by the set dates for the semester, typically 4 weeks prior to the start of the term. If payment is not made, students will be dropped from their courses and will need to re-enroll and arrange payment. Students may pay with credit card, check or cash, through either campus, Carthage or Galesburg. Deferred payment plans are available, please contact our Business Office for further information on payment plans at 309.341.5281. Students may view their balance by logging in to mySandburg, then self-service. 

Dual credit students receive a tuition discount of 50% for the first four credit hours each semester. 

Regular Tuition for 2 classes in 2019-20 ($170 per credit hour)          

ENG.101 (3 credit hours): 510.00                    

PSY.101 (3 credit hours): 510.00                    

Registration fee: 25.00                  

Tuition & fees total:$1045.00    

Sandburg discount: -$340.00

Total tuition for Dual Credit: $705.00               

 
Dual Credit Success Scholarships

Offered to students who participated in Dual Credit during high school. To be eligible for the scholarship, students are required to complete at least six dual credit hours, complete the FAFSA, have a grade point average at Sandburg of a 3.0 or higher, and complete the DC Success Scholarship application. The college selects and awards these students to promote enrollment following high school. Awards are $1,500 for the first year of full time enrollment following high school graduation.   


Applying for Financial Aid

Please visit our dual credit financial aid page for information on how to apply for the FAFSA.

 

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Abingdon-Avon HS dual credit program, please contact:

Linda Thomas
Coordinator of the Branch Campus
lthomas@sandburg.edu
217.357.3129 ext. 7243