Online & College Courses
SMHS College Credit Opportunities
All South Medford High School students have the opportunity to earn college credit. These credits may be earned free or at a significantly reduced rate.
There are three options available to earn college credit while in high school:
- Take a SMHS course that offers credit in conjunction with Rogue Community College, Lane Community College, or Southern Oregon University.
- Take a SMHS Advanced Placement course and pass the AP exam (your score and requirements of the university you choose to attend, will dictate how much credit you may receive).
- Take an RCC or SOU course through the RCC Underage, SOU Early Entry, or Oregon Expanded Options programs at RCC or SOU while enrolled in high school.
When may I start earning college credit?
Students and parents should consider college credit opportunities beginning freshman year. A strong four-year plan may result in significant savings in terms of time and money.
Where are these classes offered?
The majority of these classes are taught on the SMHS campus. There are additional opportunities for college credit by taking online courses through RCC.
How do I get started?
Begin by reviewing the SMHS Course Selection Guide. Courses with potential college credit are listed here. Once you have your plan, discuss your selection with your counselor. Once enrolled, you may check with your teacher or counselor for any paperwork needed in order to receive college credit.