College Credit

Earn College Credit in High School

UCONN Early College Experience program: Bristol Eastern’s link to the University of Connecticut High School Cooperative program. Certain courses taken at the Advanced Placement level can simultaneously be used as college courses through UCONN. Please read this material closely, as certain conditions apply and this is a fee-based program. BEHS offers UCONN credit in the following courses: English, Physics, Biology, and Individual & Family Development.

Tunxis Community College Career Pathways (CCP): A Tunxis Community College Tech Prep program. Applications and a brochure are available in the Career Center and on this website. BEHS offers Tunxis Community College credit in the following courses: Accounting, Technology (Drafting), Computer Information Systems (Information Processing), Early Childhood Education and Graphic Design (Design). Course levels vary per class. Students must receive a minimum grade of 75 to earn credit.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Program: a pathway to careers in engineering and technology. In conjunction with the University of New Haven, the Engineering & Technology Department has implemented a nationally recognized pre-engineering program known as Project Lead the Way (PLTW). This pathway to engineering and technology careers provides a flexible four-year sequence of classes that will fit into any student schedule and provide practical opportunities for students to apply and practice what they learn as part of their mathematics classes. Although the full sequence of courses is recommended, students may elect individual classes as long as they meet the mathematics requirements for the class. PLTW prepares students to be innovators and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world. Bristol Eastern offers the following PLTW courses: Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, Biotechnical Engineering and Civil Engineering & Architecture.

Tunxis Community College High School Partnership Program: The program is open to high school juniors and seniors who have an overall “B” average, are recommended by their guidance counselor, and have appropriate placement scores. Recommended students will be eligible to take one course per semester free of charge (General Fund tuition and fees). Students taking on campus classes will be responsible for their transportation to campus and book expenses. Students taking online classes will be responsible for their book expenses. Applications are more information are available in the Career Center.

Click here for the TCC Course Catalog. Course offerings and descriptions are available in this catalog.

Advanced Placement
"As college costs grow each year, the prospect of continuing education becomes less and less of a reality for many high school students. By making it through an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses. Currently more than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the country offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition, fees and textbook costs, which can transform what once seemed unaffordable into something within reach." - College Board

Current Courses include: English Literature, English Language, Psychology, World History, Microeconomics, US History, Government & Politics, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Biology, Statistics, Calculus, Music Theory and Studio Art.