Conestoga High School students have a variety of opportunities to participate in flexible learning activities that promote 21st Century skills. These activities focus on global and community partnerships, social responsibility, creative problem solving, critical thinking, self direction, collaboration and technological proficiency. Students interested in pursuing any of the activities described below should contact their counselors.
College Courses During High School (Dual Enrollment)
Conestoga students may begin taking college courses while enrolled at CHS. In addition to independent enrollment at local colleges, students may have the opportunity to participate in dual enrollment coursework designed for high school students who wish to earn college credits. Check the dual enrollment list available in the Student Services Office for current options. Grades 9-12.
The independent study program allows students to work with a teacher to pursue a course of study that goes beyond the regular curriculum. Students may research independently or access materials found on web-based resources such as iTunesU. Grades 10-12.
Students may propose an idea for community service that earns Conestoga credit. Under the supervision of a CHS faculty member, students may develop an idea that demonstrates social responsibility and serves the community. Work on the activity may take place during school hours or on personal time. Grades 9-12.
Early Admission to College
Students who wish to begin university studies full-time before completing high school graduation requirements may be eligible to earn credits toward a Conestoga diploma while attending college. Students must gain admission to a college or university. Specific collegiate coursework may be used to fulfill Conestoga graduation requirements. Grades 9-12.
Social Entrepreneurship and Community Leadership
In the Social Entrepreneurship and Community Leadership course offered at Penn State Great Valley, students will gain real business skills that serve social needs. In collaboration with area high school and graduate level business students, CHS students will propose business plans to help local not-for-profit organizations meet their goals. High school and/or Penn State credit may result from the course. Grade 12.
Allied Health Science Technology
Students may gain hands-on experience by working in a hospital setting for several hours per week. Sponsored by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, the Allied Health Program combines clinical experience with classroom experience to provide an in-depth opportunity to learn about different professional roles in the health care field. Grade 12.
The Teacher Academy creates opportunities for students who are considering education as a career to gain experience in a classroom setting by working with a cooperating middle or high school teacher. Sponsored by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, the program combines classroom learning with practical field work. Grade 12.