High School Students

You’re in high school now, and maybe you think it’s too soon to be planning for college. You might even have a couple years left before you graduate. But did you know that Kish offers opportunities for you to get a jump start on your college education right now?

High School Students

Through Kish’s high school student programs, you can graduate faster, prepare for regionally relevant careers, and make connections with area employers before you graduate. Check out the exciting opportunities available to you at Kish!

2 Degrees in 3 Years

For students who want to make the most of their time in high school, we offer the 2 Degrees in 3 Years program. You can earn both an associate and a bachelor’s degree in just three years post high school by optimizing your coursework in your junior and senior years. Kishwaukee College offers several different ways to do so. Whether it is through Dual Credit/KEC, Dual Enrollment, the Engineering-Math-Science Academy (EMSA), or transferring in credit through the Advanced Placement Exam, read more to find a good option for you!

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Dual credit

Dual credit provides local high school students with the opportunity earn college credit from Kish while in high school. Program include: KEC, Dual Enrollment, EMSA, and dual credit classes at local high schools.

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TRIO Upward Bound

Kish's Upward Bound program works with students at DeKalb High School and provides the support, motivation, and academic preparation necessary to go to college. This is a federally funded program.

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HS to College Programs of Study

If you’re in our district, we have personalized plans for students from your high school to plan out course options to transition into programs at Kish.

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Contact Us

Missy GillisDirector of Student Outreach and Educational PartnershipsP815-825-9423Emgillis@kish.edu

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