RCC’s Early College program allows students at participating high schools to take RCC campus or online courses during their junior and/or senior high school years.
RCC Early College courses are:
- Taught by RCC faculty
- Offered through the standard RCC schedule of classes (http://www.roguecc.edu/Schedule/) and available to the general student population.
- Located at one of the three RCC campuses or taught online.
- Available to high school students at a discounted rate, provided the courses are arranged through the high school’s liaison and billed directly to the high school. Students should check with the high school about student costs and if the school has any available funding for course costs and/or books.
- Recorded on a student’s RCC transcript. The high school determines if the course(s) will apply to students’ high school record/diploma.
Early College Rogue Ready Checklist
Step 1. Discuss your Interest with your High School’s RCC Liaison
- Does my school have funding for the course?
- Will the successfully completed RCC course apply to my high school diploma?
- Complete the RCC Student Interest form The interest form is necessary only if you would like to talk with an RCC Admission Coach before moving to step 2. For questions, call 541-956-7217
- Review RCC Time Zone Calendar
Step 2. Apply for Admission/Obtain your RCC ID# Students may already have an RCC ID#; check with your liaison or call Rogue Central at 541-245-7501
Step 3. Start the Pathfinder Early College Application
Step 5. Review Application with High School Liaison School submits approved Pathfinder Early College Application & Student Authorization Form for each term of participation.
Step 6. Register for classes. Please work with your high school liaison/counselor to identify courses needed. If you need assistance contact Advising at 541-245-7552 (Riverside Medford Campus) or 541-956-7192 (Redwood Grants Pass campus)
Step 7. New Student Orientation & Mandatory Trainings
- You are required to take an online New Student Orientation on your myRogue account before starting classes (takes between 20-30 minutes).
- You are required to complete online trainings covering alcohol and drug abuse and sexual harassment and discrimination.
Continuing students are required to:
- Meet with their high school liaison to confirm eligibility to continue participating.
- Meet with an RCC advisor to get registration clearance. See the RCC Time Zone Calendar for more information about cut-off dates.
High schools Currently Participating
All Rogue Valley High Schools are welcome and encouraged to participate in Early College. The below schools have a record of participation.
High schools currently participating:
|Ashland High School||Jennifer Marsden|
|Baker Charter Schools||Stormy Ballenger|
|Butte Falls Charter School||Dianne Gorman|
|Central Medford High School||Troy McNichols|
|Crater School of Business Innovation Science||Matt Meunier|
|Grants Pass High School||Barret Sale|
|Hidden Valley High School||Carla Carter|
|Illinois Valley High School||Nicole Kieffer|
|North Medford High School||Aaron Luksich|
|Prospect Charter School||Scott Williams|
|Summit Learning Charter||Cindy Kavanagh|
It is the student's responsibility to follow the Rogue Ready steps detailed above, apply to the college online, keep track of their RCC ID and password, make advising appointments, register themselves in courses, take the placement test prior to their first term, watch add/drop and other deadlines on the academic calendar, and work with their high school liaison to determine if the courses will apply to their high school diplomas. RCC is not responsible for monitoring students' enrollment.
Note for homeschooled high school students
Homeschooled students may take RCC classes just like any community member. Resulting courses and grades will become part of your RCC transcript and it is the responsibility of the student/parent to ensure such classes will meet and apply to homeschool/high school diploma requirements per state requirements. Homeschooled students are responsible for all course costs and there is currently not a discount. Homeschooled students seeking financial help are encouraged to contact the schools that are participating in our Early College program to see how they might assist you on a part-time or full-time basis in taking RCC classes.