EARLY CREDIT HIGH SCHOOL Program
The Early Credit High School Program (ECHSP) offers seniors in high schools the chance to study college level courses and to receive college credit for their efforts. Students benefit by the opportunity to address the challenges of college level curricula with their high school teachers in a familiar environment at fees substantially lower than on-campus courses.
Interested seniors should contact their high school guidance counselor about taking our courses.
High School teachers interested in teaching a URI class, please contact Christine P. Dolan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-277-5388.
All WRITING 104 course questions/inquiries, please direct to Jean Zipke, email@example.com, Program Coordinator, 401-874-5932.
Current URI courses available through ECHSP
AVS 101 Introduction to Animal
Animal industry's role in world and national economy; inheritance, growth, physiology, nutrition, and diseases of domestic animals and poultry; geographic distribution and marketing of animal products.
BCH 190: Issues in Biotechnology
Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues.
BUS 140: Introduction to Business
Applications, concepts, and skills relevant to information technology in the context of the modern business environment. Topics include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and internet software.
BUS 110: Business Computing Applications
Nature, philosophy, objectives, and scope of the American business system. Emphasis on the interrelations of the functional areas.
BUS 201: Financial Accounting (3)
Basic concepts and systems used in financial accounting for business organizations.
CHN 101 Beginning Chinese I (3)
Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, exercises in reading, writing, and conversation. Pre: no prior Chinese is required.
102 Beginning Chinese II (3)
Continuation of 101. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 101 or equivalent.
WRT 104 Writing to Inform and Explain (3)
Writing emphasizing the sharing of information. Varieties and strategies of expository writing for differing audiences and situations. Genres may include reports, proposals, letters, reviews, Web sites, academic essays.
- High schools enter into a partnership with the University of Rhode Island
- Students register for courses through the Office of Special Programs, URI Feinstein Providence Campus. Ken Jolicoeur, the URI representative, visits the schools to officially register students.
- Students pay a significantly reduced fee for the course (currently $190). Payment is due at the time of registration.
- Upon course completion, a grade is recorded on your high school transcript and on an official URI transcript.
- Credits will carry over when you enroll at URI, or they may transfer to one of the many colleges or universities that accept URI credits.
Current participating schools*:
|Barrington HS||Warwick Vets||Cranston West HS|
|Textron Chamber||Burrillville HS||Narragansett HS|
|East Providence HS||Bishop Hendricken HS||Coventry HS|
|Johnston HS||North Providence HS||Mt. Hope HS|
|South Kingstown HS||Tolman HS||Pilgrim HS|
|East Greenwich HS||Smithfield HS||Westerly HS|
|Cranston East HS||Shea HS||Middletown HS|
|Classical HS||E-Cubed Academy|
*School Districts interested in bringing URI classes to your school, please contact Christine P. Dolan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-277-5388.