Early Support for Students to Enter College Education
ESSENCE/Dual Enrollment Program with Hagerstown Community College
The ESSENCE/dual enrollment program establishes the procedures for Washington County Public Schools high school students to enroll in Hagerstown Community College courses. It is a collaborative program that establishes a procedure for high school students from the Washington County Public Schools to enroll in Hagerstown Community College courses in order to receive both high school and college credits for courses successfully completed. Only courses taught in WCPS high schools are included in the students high school grade point average (GPA). College credits earned appear only on their transcript at Hagerstown Community College.
More information about the Essence (2 page PDF) program is available in the WCPS Program of Studies