Early College

Early College Opportunities for Junior/Senior Students

Early College is a convenient and cost-effective way for students to earn college credit before graduating from high school. Research has shown that high school students who complete 15 credit hours (about five classes) of college work are more likely to succeed in college and earn a degree.

Early College classes are offered in two formats. Check with your high school counselor to learn what is available through Henry-Senachwine High School.

Courses offered at HSHS through ICC:

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Mechanical Computer-Aided Drafting Using Autocad
  • Medical Terminology


Courses offered at HSHS through IVCC:

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Art Survey
  • Art Survey II


College Readiness for Math- (Math Literacy Course at HSHS)

The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act (PWR Act) includes Transitional Math (TM), which is built around courses, standalone or embedded, that increase college readiness for high school seniors. Their key feature is the guaranteed placement a student receives upon successful completion at all Illinois community colleges and accepting Illinois universities. Community colleges and high schools work in partnership to create courses that incorporate the required competencies and policies. These courses emphasize authentic learning experiences aligned with careers as well as a student’s life and future coursework. The goal is to provide high school seniors with a new experience that is motivating as well as valuable in respect to the college placement achieved.

Scaling transitional math according to the PWR Act is a mass effort by multiple state agencies and organizations in Illinois.

For more information about Transitional Math go to : http://www.iltransitionalmath.org/

Counseling Resources

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