College Credit Opportunities at SMHS

  • All South Medford High School students have the opportunity to earn college credit as they move through their high school careers. These credits may be earned free or at a significantly reduced rate. Primarily Juniors and Seniors who have been vetted through their counselors.

    There are three options available to earn college credit while in high school:

    1. Take a SMHS course that offers credit in conjunction with Rogue Community College, Lane Community College or Southern Oregon University.
    2. 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).
    3. 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 course through RCC.

    How do I get started?

    Begin by reviewing the list of courses below that offer college credit then 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.

    In which South Medford High School courses may I earn college credit?

    AP Art History
    AP Biology
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Chemistry
    AP Economics
    AP European History
    AP Government
    AP Human Geography
    AP Language & Composition
    AP Literature & Composition
    AP Physics
    AP Psychology
    AP Statistics
    AP Studio Art
    AP US History
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Astronomy (NMHS Campus)
    Auto Service Advanced
    Computer Skills
    Culinary Arts 1/2
    Culinary Arts 3
    Digital Computer Technology
    French 4
    German 4
    Spanish 4/5
    Medical Terminology
    Pre-Calculus (Honors/Regular)
    Sports Medicine