Choice Programming / College Credit Opportunities

    • SPARK! website

      The deadline to apply for Spark! experiential learning opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year has been extended until February 5, 2021. 

      Spark! offers experiential learning courses for students in grades 11-12 aligned to student career interests.  Students work on real-world projects with real-world industry leaders in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Teaching & Learning, Technology Solutions, Bioscience, Engineering, Sports Medicine and Health Sciences. Students must submit an online application to apply at parkwayspark.com.

      In lieu of an in-person informational evening, we invite you to view this brief informational Spark! Overview video.  Most of our Spark! Programs also have brief informational videos that provide additional details about their specific strand:

      Incubator
      Engineering
      Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy
      Sports Medicine
      Teaching & Learning 
      Technology Solutions

      If you have specific questions, please submit them here and a member of our team will promptly respond.

      EARLY COLLEGE website

      The deadline to apply for the Early College Partnership Program (ECP) for the 2021-2022 school year has been extended until February 5, 2021. 

      The Early College Partnership (ECP) is a full-immersion, early entrance to college program located on the campus of St. Louis Community College (STLCC) at Wildwood.  Students attend the ECP for two years, replacing the junior and senior years of traditional high school. While in the ECP, students engage in a curriculum consisting of all college coursework taught by professors at STLCC-Wildwood.  Upon successful completion, students earn an Associate of Arts degree, as well as a high school diploma. ECP is open to students at all four Parkway high schools and is limited to 15 juniors for the 2021-2022 school year. Students are encouraged to apply by clicking here

      In lieu of an in-person informational evening, we invite you to view this brief informational ECP Overview video.  

      If you have specific questions, please submit them here and a member of our team will promptly respond.

      On January 25, we will be available for a live Q&A session from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Please click here to access the online meeting. 

      SOUTH TECH website

      In collaboration with partner districts, South Technical High School provides technical education designed to ensure the student's successful contribution to our community.  South Tech offers students in grades 10 through 12 the opportunity to explore options and experience interests from 32 different technical majors

      DUAL CREDIT

      Many of our courses at PNH offer the opportunity to earn dual credit from UMSL, STLCC, MO State. When students take advantage of this opportunity, the grade that they receive at PNH is shared with the college and placed on a transcript. The transcript will list the grade earned and the corresponding course title. The students would then share their final college transcript with the college to which they decide to attend after high school. It is up to that institution as to whether they accept the credit and will apply that credit towards their degree/program requirements. The college could choose to grant credit only, use the credit and the grade earned, or not accept the credit at all. Many colleges have a maximum number of credit hours they will transfer towards specific degree programs.

      North High does not have access to your transcript or records from any affiliated university. Students must contact the university directly regarding any information pertaining to their dual credit (transcripts, GPA, courses taken, etc.). Students are also responsible for determining transferability of their credit earned. Students may check with individual schools or use a website, such as Transferology, to assist with this process.  The University of Connecticut actually created a Credit Transfer Database where you select the state of the college you are considering attending, click on the specific school, and then their credit transfer policy will display.  As the disclaimer on the site shares, "this database is only to be used as a guide and cannot guarantee the success of credit transfer," but it is helpful to at least gain perspective on whether the transfer of credits might be a possibility.  

      DUAL ENROLLMENT

      Dual enrollment is often confused with Dual Credit (listed above). Dual enrollment, however, indicates that a high school student is enrolled in two different learning institutions – one being their high school, and one being a college. The students utilizing dual enrollment are taking college classes on a college campus. The teacher is a regular faculty member of that college, and the majority of the students in the course are candidates for degrees at that college. More selective universities will not accept dual credit (courses taken on high school campus), but might take a limited number of credits earned through dual enrollment (courses taken on a college campus) during junior or senior year of high school.  North High has had students participate in dual enrollment at local colleges such as STLCC.

      AP CREDIT

      AP Registration is open and you will follow the below instructions to sign up in CollegeBoard and enroll in the exam. Students at Parkway North have an opportunity to sign up and pay to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams in May of each school year. Students earn a score (1-5) and may share that score with the college they plan to attend. It is then up to that institution to determine how they interpret and use that credit. Most colleges have a specific score requirements on each specific exam to grant credit or waive course work. If the student meets their minimum requirement, the college may award credit only (no assigned grade) for an equivalent course, or award no credit, but allow the student to move on to the next level. Colleges may also limit the number of credit hours earned to apply towards a specific degree program.  If you navigate to the college website of the school(s) you are interested in, you can do a site search of "AP credit" and the school policy should be available for you to review.  Here are a few examples of popular school choices and their AP credit transfer policies: Mizzou, Wash U, and KU.

      Quarter 1 / Quarter 2 AP Students: Deadline is November 11th- After this date, students can still sign up- with a $40 additional late fee- until February 26th.

      REGISTRATION PROCESS
      STEP 1 - “Join” the AP Class
      1. Create a College Board account OR sign in to your existing account at http://myap.collegeboard.org. NOTE: If you have an account, DO NOT create a new one. If you cannot remember your  username/password, use the links online or contact College Board via phone at 1-888-225-5427. Creating a new account could delay scores.
      2. Click on "Join a Course or Exam"
      3. Enter the JOIN CODE given by the AP teacher and click Submit. If you do not know the code, reach out to your AP teacher.
      4. Answer "Yes" to "Are you taking this course?" You will then be notified that you have enrolled AND signed up for the exam. This year there are no cancellation fees, so every student is automatically signed up for the exam. 

      STEP 2 - Paying the Exam Fee ONLINE.
      Once you have created your AP account online and registered to take the exam in the portal, the Exam Fee of $100 must be paid online to complete the registration process. *Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch will pay a reduced fee. This must be done by Friday, February 26, 2021. 

      Directions on Payment:
      Parents will sign in to Infinite Campus using their parent portal.
      Click on "More" from the menu on the lift.
      Click on "Online Payments" under the Quick Links 
      This will take the parent directly to their student’s account where they can add fees for one or all of their students to their cart.
      (If you need help with Infinite Campus, you will need to contact the Help Desk at (314) 415-8181 or helpdesk@parkwayschools.net.)

      If you prefer not to pay online and mail a check, please make checks payable to:
      Parkway School District, North High
      Attn:  School Store Secretary
      12860 Fee Fee Road
      St. Louis, MO  63146