Career Ready Academy - Cullman City Schools
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Tuition and fees at Wallace State are significantly
less than those at four year colleges.
Earn credit for both high school graduation and your
college degree with the same amount of coursework!
Get a jump start on your college career while easing
the transition from high school to college.
Dual Enrollment Students:
The Career Ready Academy offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to enroll in postsecondary coursework on the campus of Wallace State and be working toward a Short Term Certificate or degree in specific career/technical programs.
Student must complete the CRA application and submit it along with all required documents to his/her high school counselor. The school administration will then recommend the student for the program if the student has met all necessary criteria. The counselor will complete the remainder of the application and submit the application along with an official high school recommendation, transcript, and the Graduation Requirements Check List to the Extended Learning Department / Fast Track and Dual Enrollment.
Career Ready Academy Application
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Accuplacer Placement Exam or Comparable ACT scores – 18 in English, 20 in math only if intending to take college math or English
- Incoming high school junior or senior
- Student’s Current Official HS Transcript
- Proof of ID
- Incoming high school junior or senior
- Placement Test or comparable ACT – if required
- Recommendation from school counselor
Cost of Program:
Tuition for select programs will be paid using WFD funds (Career Technical Dual Enrollment Scholarship). The scholarship pays for two classes each semester up to a maximum of 6 college credit hours as well as books and materials for those classes as long as funds are available. Please note that eligible programs are determined by the State Board of Education and the local workforce development agency and are subject to change. Students who choose to enroll in programs which are not included on this list will be responsible for all tuition, fees, books, materials, and supplies. WSCC graduation fee $30 which is the responsibility of the student.
Students who meet the criteria for initial admission to a Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit program as specified in the ACCS Procedure for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit for High School Students, Section 2, will remain in continuous eligibility as long as a grade of “C” or better in all attempted college courses is earned. Students who fail to meet this minimum grade requirement or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from the program for a minimum of one term. The one term suspension may not be served during the summer term. The student may not re-enroll until the suspension has been served. For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and must meet the minimum (unweighted) grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Programs Eligible for CTDE Scholarship:
Automotive Service Technology
Collision Repair/Auto Body
Heating & Air Conditioning
Machine Tool Technology / CNC
Emergency Medical Services (17 on ACT required and students should be within 1 year of turning 18)
Medical Assistant (17 on ACT required)
Medical Coding Certificate (COMPASS Reading score of 80 required)
Medical Lab Technician
Pharmacy Technician (students must turn 18 during first semester)
The following programs may or may not have course options that will work in a high school schedule. If interested, please contact the department to find out how scheduling might work for you. Students may only begin these programs during the fall semester.
EMS Emergency Management System - (ACT = 17;)*
MAT Medical Assistant - (ACT = 17)*
PHM Pharmacy Tech - (Must turn 18 first semester)*
*Students interested in any listed health programs must also submit a completed health program application to be considered. Scholarship acceptance will be contingent upon student’s acceptance into the health program.
Eligible programs are determined by the State Board of Education and the local workforce development agency and are subject to change. If changes are made, updated program lists will be supplied to the local high school.
Other Program Options
The programs below are not funded by the CTDE scholarship. Students who choose these programs are responsible for all tuition and fees as well as books and materials.
Graphic Art and Design
Salon and Spa Management