44 graduate with college credit hours
The 2016 Senior Class is graduating with a total of 570 college hours earned through Baptist Prep's Center for University Studies.
Forty-four (44) out of 59 (75%) of our full-time seniors are graduating with college credit hours.
Thirty-one (31) out of 59 (53%) of our full-time seniors are graduating with a minimum of 12 college credit hours.
About the Center for University Studies
Baptist Prep was the first private school in central Arkansas to offer a concurrent
college curriculum program to its high school students. The first year, we entered into a partnership with John Brown University, and in the fall of 2013, the program expanded to include a partnership with Southwest Baptist University. In 2014, Baptist Prep dedicated the Center for University Studies. The Center's physical presence on the Upper School has created a University classroom environment, which has allowed more students to pursue advanced academic coursework. In 2015, we expanded the Center's course offerings by establishing a formal relationship with Ouachita Baptist University.
Earning concurrent credit hours allows students to enroll in college classes offered at the Upper School campus and receive both high school and college credits. All courses will be credited toward a degree at the school of the student's choosing. AP Courses are offered through the College Board and allow students who achieve a qualifying score on the AP Exam to earn college credit.
Students participating in the University Studies program now have the opportunity to earn up to 45 college credit hours.