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Advanced Placement/College in the Schools

Harbor City offers multiple opportunities for students to receive college credit while attending high school, all for free through Advanced Placement (AP) or College in the Schools (CITS) courses.

AP Courses

AP Courses are similar to the standard HCIS courses offered, but they are more rigorous and go more in-depth. In May, students take an AP test in the subject taught to prove their knowledge. If the student scores high enough, they can earn college credit at many colleges and universities including UMD, CSS, LSC, and more. 

Some of our AP offerings include:

  • AP US Government
  • AP US History
  • AP European History
  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Literature
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Psychology

And more are on the way!

For more info on the AP test, visit the College Board website.

College in the Schools

CITS is an opportunity for students to take and earn college credit taught by HCIS teachers. These classes are taught directly through UMD or LSC. Students who take CITS courses are considered students at either LSC or UMD depending on the course, and have many of the privileges offered to full time students. To qualify, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a passing score on the Reading Accuplacer depending on the hosting college.

Some of our CITS offerings include:

  • CITS College Writing
  • CITS European History
  • CITS World History
  • CITS Music History
  • CITS Vietnam History
  • CITS World Wars

For students who would like to start college part or full time while in high school, there is PSEO.