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ACE

What is the Accelerated College Education or ACE Program?

The Accelerated College Education (ACE) Program is a partnership between Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and participating high schools.

  • The ACE Program offers college credits to high school students during the regular school day.
  • ACE courses are taught by certified high school teachers who assure that the academic rigor is equivalent to the same course taught on the Pennsylvania Highlands campus.
  • Provides both high school and college credit (concurrent enrollment) allowing students to fulfill high school graduation requirements while earning college credits.

 
Benefits for Students:

  • Enroll in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College courses while simultaneously earning a high school diploma.
  • College equivalent courses are taught by high school faculty on the student’s high school campus.
  • Earn college credits while attending high school and begin college with transferable credits.
  • Improve abilities and skills to complete college work for credit.
  • Increase confidence from success in college-level courses.
  • Experience college level expectations from equivalent curriculum and assessment.
  • Receive an official college transcript.

The ACE Application and Registration Process

DIRECTIONS:  The following Steps will help you navigate through the ACE Application and Registration processes.  

Please make sure you review each of the Steps to ensure your successful enrollment in the ACE courses offered at your high school.  

  • Step 1: APPLICATION                   First time or Previously Enrolled directions 
  • Step 2: COURSE Information        Review the ACE courses offered at your high school
  • Step 3: PREREQUISITE Courses   Certain courses require completion of a prerequisite 
  • Step 4: PLACEMENT Testing         Required for all English, math, and some science courses
  • Step 5: LOGIN                                Log on to myPEAK, the Student Portal
  • Step 6: REGISTRATION                 Register for ACE courses
  • Step 7: TUITION Payment             Make your payment

NEED ASSISTANCE? Please contact the ACE Information phone line at 814-262-6444 or ace@pennhighlands.edu


Step 1: APPLICATION - "First Time" or "Previously Enrolled" in ACE courses directions

First Time:  Is this your FIRST Time enrolling in ACE Courses? 

Previously Enrolled:  Have you Previously Enrolled in ACE courses at your High School?

  • Proceed to Step 2: Course Information

 


Step 2: COURSE Information - ACE Course Schedule

Before you register, you will need to review the list of ACE COURSES OFFERED AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL and then answer the following:

  • Does the course require COMPASS PLACEMENT TESTING?

 

  • Ready to Register?
    • Proceed to Step 6: Registration (Note: Step 6 Registration is only available when logged into your myPEAK account)    

  


Step 3: PREREQUISITE Requirements - Courses may require completion of a Prerequisite course

  • Does the course require completion of a PREREQUISITE COURSE? (View Prerequisite course list here)
  • How to satisfy a Prerequisite requirement
  • Note: You will not be able to register for an ACE course that has a prerequisite, unless you have completed the prerequisite course and/or have been authorized by the Registrar's Office.

NEED ASSISTANCE? Please contact the Penn Highlands Registrar's Office at 814-262-6444 or registrar@pennhighlands.edu 

 


Step 4: PLACEMENT Testing - COMPASS Testing

COMPASS Placement Testing is required to enroll in English, math, and some science classes such as physics or chemistry.

  • Does the course require completion of a PLACEMENT testing? (View PLACEMENT course list here)
  • The COMPASS test determines your placement in English, math, physics, and chemistry courses.
  • If you do not meet the scoring requirement, you will not be able to enroll and earn college credit for the course.
  • NOTE: Upon completion of the COMPASS test you will receive a report indicating the results of your test.

 


Step 5: LOGIN to myPEAK - Logging onto the myPEAK student portal

Once your ACE application is processed, an email is sent to the address you provided with your login information for myPEAK.

If you did not receive the email check your junk mail and spam.

Logging on to the myPEAK student portal is necessary to have the ability to register online for your ACE courses.

  


Step 6: REGISTRATION - Registering online for your courses

and accessing your schedule, grades and transcript)

Once you have logged onto the myPEAK portal you are able to register online for your ACE courses, access your schedule and view your grades and transcript.  Please select MORE INFORMATION for a complete guide on how to register for your ACE courses and view your record.

*The Online Registration page is only available to students after logging on to myPEAK using your user name and password. To access the information for online registration, schedules, and grades you will be required to log in to myPEAK with your user name and password. If you have not received your email that includes this information, please contact the Admissions Office at 814-262-6444 or 1-888-385-7325.

 

- Note: You must be logged in to view STEP 6: REGISTRATION

 


 

Step 7: ACE TUITION PAYMENT - Making your payment

Payments for ACE courses, may be paid online using the myPEAK student portal. You have the options of using a Visa, Mastercard, or eCheck to make tuition payments. Please select the MORE INFORMATION to find out on how to make you payment using the myPEAK portal.

*The Make a Payment page is only available to students after logging on to myPEAK using your user name and password. To access the information for making a payment you will be required to log in to myPEAK with your user name and password. If you have not received your email that includes this information, please contact the Admissions Office at 814-262-6444 or 1-888-385-7325.

 

- Note: You must be logged in to view STEP 7: ACE TUITION PAYMENT information.

 


ACE Resources (Student forms and ACE Handbook)

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Timeline: ACE Registration, Add/Drop and Withdrawal Due Dates

 

Fall 2014
 
April 16 (open) to September 22 (close)
Extended to October 7
ACE Application Available
 
April 16 (open) to September 22 (close)
COMPASS Placement Testing for the Fall 2014 ACE Term
Extended to October 7
 
April 16 (open) to September 30 (close)
ACE Registration Period
Extended to October 10 at 2:00 P.M.
 
Tuition Payments Due for Fall Semester and Full Year Courses
 
October 17
Last day to Withdrawal from a Fall 2014 ACE Course and receive 100% refund
 
November 7
* Last Day for Student-initiated Withdrawal for Fall ACE Courses
 
 
Spring 2015 

December 1 (open) to January 29 (close)
ACE Student Application Available
 
December 1 (open) to February 6 (close)
ACE Registration Period
 
December 1 (open) to February 4 (close)
COMPASS Placement Testing for the Spring 2015 ACE Term
 
January 10
* Last Day for Student-initiated Withdrawal for Full Year ACE Courses
 
February 6
Last Day to register in Spring Semester ACE Courses
 
February 13
Tuition Payments Due for Spring Semester ACE Courses
 
February 20
Last day to Withdrawal from a Spring 2015 ACE Course and receive 100% refund
   
March 18 
* Last Day for Student-initiated Withdrawal for Spring Semester ACE Courses
 
      
*Students who withdraw from a class receive a 'W' grade on their transcript.  The 'W' grade does not calculate into the cumulative grade point average (GPA).
Information Session/Live Stream-September 4, 2014
Flyer - ACE Information Session .pdf (.pdf, 4835K)
ACE Application and Registration Time Line/Due Dates
Flyer - ACE Timeline 2014 2015.pdf (.pdf, 2901K)
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