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Elective Programs and Partnerships

Carroll is proud to offer the follow elective programs and college partnerships. These options are offered to any Junior or Senior who is qualified. 
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Twelve Catholic colleges in the Philadelphia area in cooperation with the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia sponsor the Diocesan Scholars Program. The program is designed to honor those students who have excelled academically and to provide them with the opportunity to gain experience at the collegiate level while continuing their valued involvement and growth in the high school community. The top thirty juniors, by the fifth semester cumulative class rank, are invited to make formal application and interview for the program.
 
In addition to three Carroll classes, students are required to take two courses each semester of senior year at one of the following colleges: Cabrini University, St. Charles Seminary, lmmaculata University, Neumann University, Rosemont College, St. Joseph University or Villanova University. Students earn both high school and college credits and are they are expected to maintain at least a B average. No college tuition is billed. College classes are normally scheduled in the morning; Carroll classes in the afternoon. Students are expected to provide their own transportation.
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La Salle’s Early Achievement Program, LEAP, provides rising junior and senior high school students a pathway for earning up to 30 college credits, over seven semesters, before they enter their formal college career. This cohort model allows students to explore diverse disciplines and areas of particular interest to them, while learning about career paths and gaining invaluable college experiences and developing academic success skills. Support services, workshops, community events, a dedicated LEAP advisor and peer mentors are value-added components, which will enable dual enrollment students to transition successfully to full-time college status.
 
Tuition and textbooks are free for LEAP students. 
 
Eligibility: Participating students must be entering their junior or senior year, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 on a 6.0 scale, and must not have been found responsible for a major disciplinary violation at any educational institution attended from the 9th grade forward. 
 
LEAP Program Components: Students will take 1 course (3 credits) each Fall and Spring semester, taught remotely by La Salle faculty, to students sitting in a High School classroom, during an agreed time/period within their school day. Each summer, students may take 2 courses (6 credits). Summer courses are taught in-person and on La Salle’s campus, two or three days a week, for 6 or 7 weeks. 
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) helps Archbishop Carroll to create an engaging classroom environment unlike any other. PLTW empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges. Through our pathways in computer science and engineering, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate. Teachers are provided with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.
 
PLTW is an organization focused on empowering students and transforming the teaching experience – a proud tradition from the start of the organization that continues today. Since 1997, they have grown from a high school engineering program to offering comprehensive PreK-12 pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. 
 
By creating an engaging learning environment, our programs empower students to develop in-demand skills to pursue rewarding careers, solve important challenges, and contribute to global progress. PLTW also enables teachers to engage students in real-world learning.

CLICK HERE to visit the Project Lead the Way website for additional information.
The purpose of vocational-technical education is to provide the opportunity for students to learn the skills necessary to obtain useful and rewarding employment and/or to prepare them for career-oriented education in college or technical school. It is designed so that students may take a two-year sequential program during junior and senior years. Students electing to attend local vocational-technical schools spend a half-day at Carroll and a half-day at the Vo-Tech school. The complementary course of study provides sufficient credits to qualify the student for a high school diploma while providing the student with "entry-level" skills in specific trades. Admission depends upon the county in which the student resides. 
 
Vocational- technical offerings may include: 
Automotive 
Building Construction 
Business Data Processing 
Commercial Art
Communications Technology 
Cosmetology 
Dental Lab Technician
Drafting/Design
Early Childhood Education
Electrical 
Food Service Prep 
Graphic Arts 
Landscape Design
Medical Careers Program * Satellite program offered by the DCIU for honors-level credits
Medical Lab Technician
Metal Trades 
Photographic Technology 
 
*Students are required to enroll in a program and then contact the school for rostering. Students must be enrolled and inform the Office for Academic Affairs prior to June 30th.*