Comet Scholars is the dual credit program at Carlisle County High School that enables students to get a head start on college at a significantly reduced cost. This program gives students a chance to complete a wide variety of general education requirements before ever stepping foot on a college campus. West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Murray State University, and the Four Rivers Scholarship Program have worked with our high school in providing this amazing opportunity for our students. West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers courses to our students through their West Kentucky College Academy, and Murray State University offers courses through the Racer Academy. Comet Scholars Course Offerings Courses subject to change each semester depending on college offerings. West Kentucky College Academy courses: ENG 101 ENG 102 MAT 150 OST 105 CUL 100 GEN 100 Writing I Writing II College Algebra Introduction to Information Systems Introduction to Culinary Introduction to College COM 181 COM 254 Public Speaking Introduction to Intercultural Communication Introduction to Art Introduction to Literature Introduction to Music The Solar System History of the US through 1865 History of the US Since 1865 American Government General Psychology Developmental Psychology Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Theatre ART 100 ENG 161 MUS 100 AST 191 HIS 108 HIS 109 POL 101 PSY 110 PSY 223 SOC 101 THA 101 CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher CCHS Campus; taught by WKCTC professor online assignments required online online online online online online online online online online online online online 2 West Kentucky College Academy courses offered at Mayfield/Graves County Area Vocational School: CAR 126-127 CAR 140-141 CAR 190-191 CMM 110 CMM 112 CMM 120 CMM 122 EET 250 EET 254-255 ISX 100 WLD 110/111 WLD 151 WLD 120-121 WLD 140-141 WLD 130-131 AHS 105 AHS 120 AHS 100 MNA 100 Introduction to Construction/Lab Surveying and Foundation/Lab Light Frame Construction/Lab Fundamentals of Machine Tool A Fundamentals of Machine Tool B Applied Machining I Applied Machining II National Electric Code Electrical Construction/Lab Industrial Safety Cutting Process/Lab Basic Welding A Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Lab Gas Metal Arc Welding /Lab Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/Lab Introduction to Health Occupations Medical Terminology Human Growth and Development Medicaid Nurse Aid Racer Academy courses: AGR 100 AGR 130 AGR 133 Animal Science Agriculture Business & Economics Field Applications in Ag AGR 182 AGR 199 AGR 100 AED 104 CHE 101 COM 131 Introduction to Vet Science Contemporary Issues in Ag Animal Science Intro to Ag. Education Consumer Chemistry Introduction to Interpersonal Communication Issues and Practices of American Education Tutoring and Mentoring in Schools World Geography Earth Science Mathematical Concepts The Theatrical Experience EDU 103 EDU 106 GSC 110 GSC 199 MAT 117 THD 104 CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher or online CCHS Campus; taught by CCHS teacher online online online online online online online online online online online 3 **For course descriptions, please visit each college’s website. ***Students must have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to take one online course per semester as a junior and/or senior. Students must have earned at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average to take two online courses per semester as a junior/and or senior. Comet Scholars Admission Requirements For West Kentucky College Academy: Be approved by high school counselor Meet Compass/ACT placement criteria Different courses require different ACT/Compass scores. Students must have the following scores for English & Online courses: English ACT = 18 or Writing Compass = 74 AND Reading ACT = 20, Reading Compass = 85. Students must have the following scores for College Algebra: Mathematics ACT = 19 or Math Compass = 36. Math Scores of 1921 on the ACT and Math Compass scores of 36-49 will require that the students sign up for a math lab along with College Algebra. Complete College Academy application and provide high school transcripts Attend orientation session with Director at your local high school Enroll in courses with College Academy Director Grade earned will be recorded on college transcript A,B,C,D,E, or W College grade point average (GPA) and/or withdrawal affects financial aid, KEES, and selective admission programs Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA for financial aid eligibility Students must complete the withdrawal form to withdraw from a course, or the grade they have at the end of the semester will be recorded on the transcript. Purchase textbook(s) if required for course. Need to be motivated, organized, and dedicated. For Racer Academy: Be a high school junior or senior Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 OR rank in top half of class Submit the following information Application for Admission High School Transcript ACT, SAT, or PLAN scores from the testing agency or posted on your transcript Minimum scores required are ACT Composite = 18, SAT =870, or PLAN = 18 English Course Requirements: English ACT = 18, Verbal SAT = 450, ACT PLAN = 18 4 Math Course Requirements (Including CSC 199): Math ACT = 20, Math SAT = 490; PLAN =19 Must meet prerequisites for individual classes Recommendation from high school counselor; approval/permission form Comet Scholars Course Transfers Most general education courses will transfer to other colleges in Kentucky. However, it is the STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to make sure the dual credit courses taken will transfer to the postsecondary college he/she plans to attend. In addition to calling or e-mailing the college, students can log onto the u.select website at https://www.transfer.org to check out transferring courses. Not all colleges are available on this website. Comet Scholars Costs & Savings to Parents/Guardians Type of Course School Cost Online Online At CCHS WKCTC MSU WKCTC At CCHS MSU 50% tuition; $216 $180 $50 service charge total; tuition waived $150 What it Would Cost You in College $432 $1108.50 $432 Savings $909.78 $759.78 $216 $928.50 At least $382 There will be a one-time $30 application fee to the Racer Academy. Students do not have to reapply to MSU if they are accepted to the Racer Academy. This cost will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch. The Mary Jo Young Scholarship is available to students who qualify for free/reduced lunch and/or are first generation college students. This scholarship pays for two courses plus books per semester at one college only. The Four Rivers Scholarship will help pay for tuition for our students and will also greatly offset your costs. Comet Scholars Transcripts If a student does not attend the college he/she takes dual credit courses through, the student must request a transcript of courses from the college be sent to the postsecondary institution the student enrolls in after high school. The guidance counselor cannot request this transcript for you.