College Planning

Project Lead the Way and Running Start

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Running Start / Lead the Way is a Concurrent Enrollment Partnership between participating high schools and NHTI, Concord's Community College.

Students Can:

  • earn college credit at NHTI while earning credit toward high school graduation;
  • take courses during their normal school day;
  • register for courses for only $150 tuition, a significant savings.

College credit is earned at NHTI, but may be transferred to other institutions. NHTI maintains full accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges' Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Transfer credit is generally accepted among accredited schools, however, the acceptance of transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution being asked to accept it. Students having a specific school or program in mind may wish to contact the school or program about transfer credit prior to registering.

Introductory engineering courses available through Project Lead the Way include Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics and Principles of Engineering.

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RIT offers PLTW students the opportunity to receive undergraduate credit for five PLTW courses: Introduction to Engineering Design (Design Drawing for Production in NY), Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, and Civil Engineering Architecture.

To qualify, students must earn a stanine score of 6 or higher on the end-of-year exam (6 equals a C; 7 equals a B; 8 and 9 equal an A). The cost for each course is $200 and each course is worth three semester credits.