University in the High School (UHS)
About University in the High School (UHS)
Albany High School students can earn college credits at a significantly reduced cost or no cost through University in the High School (UHS). Students take a class or classes at Albany High and receive credit from a specific college or university.
Students taking these courses at Albany High have the option to take the college credit portion, but it is not required. Students not taking the course for college credit will still remain in the class at Albany High for high school credit. Students who are interested in dual enrollment courses should discuss this with their parents and school counselor.
Students in grade 9 are not eligible for UHS credit.
Participating colleges and universities
Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
The College of Saint Rose
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Besides giving you college credit, UHS courses can save you a great deal of money. A UHS course generally costs less than 20% of what you would pay for the same course at a college or university. Also, Albany High School’s college and university partners offer an additional cost discount to students who qualify. We can and will help make these courses available to all our students!
UHS courses we offer
- ART-00-0102| Advanced Fashion Illustration
- ART-00-0704 | Digital Film I
- ART-00-0705 | Digital Film II
- BUS-00-0702 | Advanced Accounting
- BUS-00-0709 | Business Concepts and Applications
- BUS-00-0109 | Advanced Computer Applications
- ELA-00-0704 | Senior Symposium/Creative Writing
- ELA-00-0701 | Senior Symposium/African-Americans and Women in Literature
- ELA-00-0705 | Senior Symposium/Horror Fiction and Film
- MAT-11-0701 | Intermediate Algebra
- MAT-00-0701 | Advanced Business Math
- MAT-12-0702 | Precalculus
- MAT-12-0703 | Calculus with Precalculus
- MAT-12-0701 | Statistics
- SCI-00-0701 | Anatomy and Physiology
- TEC-00-0709 | Design and Drawing for Production
- TEC-00-0702 | Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- TEC-00-0701 | Civil Engineering and Architecture
- WLG-12-C701 | Mandarin Chinese 4 Honors
- WLG-12-F701 | French 4 Honors – AP 1/IB SL 1/SUNY Potsdam
- WLG-12-F702 | French 5 Honors – AP 2/IB SL 2/SUNY Potsdam
- WLG-12-S701 | Spanish 4 Honors – AP 1/IB SL 1/SUNY Albany
- WLG-12-S703 | Spanish 5 Honors – AP 2/IB SL 2/SUNY Albany
Advanced coursework FAQs
Advanced courses are designed to challenge and encourage higher-level thinking. Most advanced courses are comparable to college courses. You can develop intellectual skills and your own interests as you explore specific subject areas more deeply. Some of those skills are critical reading, data set analysis, synthesizing evidence to develop new insights and evaluating and solving problems. Your investment in any advanced course is sure to provide many returns.
Taking advanced courses provides you with additional learning opportunities. The courses give you the kind of background and preparation that will prove beneficial in your college courses or career. An advanced course exam grade shows your college or employer that you have learned college-level material and deserve credit and/or advanced placement for meeting that challenge.
Students need to be motivated to study and learn at the college level. If you are committed to participating actively in advanced courses and doing the out-of-class assignments, you have met a major prerequisite for success.
You should discuss your interest with your school counselor who will be able to advise you. The AP/IB coordinator can offer you information and guidance about all higher level courses at Albany High. Teachers and other students are sources of information as you consider higher level courses. Finally, you should also discuss the coursework with your parents.