Dual Credit

Dual-credit programs allow students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Students can earn dual credit by completing college courses or by completing standardized exams. In some courses, both Advanced Placement (AP) classes and Cornerstone classes will be taught concurrently. 


Central Washington Univeristy's Cornerstone Program 
(College in the High School)
Bellarmine is excited to provide an opportunity for students to register with Central Washington University for college credit through Central's Cornerstone Program (College in the High School). The course uses the CWU syllabus with Bellarmine's curriculum and is the same as the identified number course at the University. Thus, enrolled students become CWU students of record and can earn up to 15 college credits per semester, which is recorded on a on official CWU transcript that can be submitted for credit to any college of choice.

Qualifying course include:
  • Senior Comp
  • AP English Language & Comp
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Intro to Calc
  • AP Psychology 
  • 3rd and 4th year Spanish 
  • 3rd and 4th year French 
  • 3rd and 4th year Japanese

For more information and cost, please click here. 


Advance Placement (AP) 
Advanced Placement courses are rigorous, college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain skills and experience colleges recognize. These classes are designed to prepare the advanced students for standardized exams which may lead to the students earning college credit or advanced standing by the colleges they attend. The courses designated for Advanced Placement is AB (AB= Advanced Placement/HEC Board Core Subject). Note: Bellarmine does not use course designation on transcripts like other state of Washington schools.

Advanced Placement courses offered are: 
  • AP American Government & Politics: US
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry 
  • *AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C
  • *AP Physiology 
  • AP Spanish 
  • AP Statistics 
  • AP United State History 
  • AP World History 

In addition, students often choose to take AP Exams in the following courses: French, Economics, and Music Theory.

*Denotes dual credit available.