College in the High School

  • College in the High School (CIHS) courses allow students to earn college credit from local colleges while taking courses at their own high school. Student pay a reduced tuition rate to the college for credit.

    Working Toward College Graduation

    The majority of courses offered through Everett Public Schools not only fulfill requirements for high school graduation and college entrance, but, for many college and universities, also fulfill college graduation requirements. If a student plans carefully, the student can earn a significant number of college credits in high school at a reduced tuition rate, saving several thousands of dollars in college tuition. Visit this link to see how individual courses count toward college graduation.

    Everett Public Schools works with three different colleges to offer a wide variety of credit choices depending upon the course: University of Washington, Everett Community College, and Bellevue College.

    Resources for Students and Families

    Everett Community College:  Student and Parent Information, College in the High School Explained (video), Questions about EVCC program

    What should I consider when thinking of enrolling in CIHS course? (video) (handout)

    College Information, Transcripts (Grades)

    Each college provides information about its specific college in high school program. Additionally, student will receive their college credit and grade information directly from the college. For more information, please use the following links:


    Transferring College Credit

    Students successful in College in the High School earn transferable college credit. If a student successfully completes a course and earns credit through the public community college, that credit is transferable to any Washington State public university or college. The credit may also be transferable to private or out of state colleges and universities.

    Please visit the following links for university transfer policies and course equivalency guides:


    • Western Washington University
    • Seattle Pacific University
    • Pacific Lutheran University
    • Gonzaga University
    • Trinity Lutheran College
    • University of Puget Sound