Conestoga High School
Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO)
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.
The independent study program allows students to work with a teacher to pursue a course of study that goes beyond the regular curriculum. The scope of the Independent Study must be proposed and approved by the supervising teacher and Assistant Principal before work towards the outcomes takes place. Grades 10-12.
Student Aide Program
Supervised by Conestoga personnel, student aides are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of learning experiences while at the same time help their peers and their school. Grades 9-12.
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.
Allied Health Science Technology-By application only
Interested students should consult with their counselor during their junior year. 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.
Teacher Academy - By application only
Interested students should consult with their counselor during their junior year. 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.
Chester County Technical College High School
Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to pursue a vocational/technical course of study at the Technical College High School on either a half-time or a full-time basis. Students attending on a half-day basis will be required to meet all Conestoga graduation requirements. Full-time students take both their academic and technology courses at TCHS-Pickering, and may continue to participate in Conestoga athletics and activities. TCHS issues its own report cards and credits to students as they advance through the program. These credits will appear on the Conestoga transcript as transfer credits. Upon satisfactory completion of their program, students are awarded a Conestoga High School diploma. Transportation is provided by the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Interested students should see their counselors.
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. An early admission contract must be completed well in advance in order for a program and graduation plan to be approved. Students interested in this option should seek information from their counselor before applying to any college program. Grades 9-12.
College Courses During High School (Dual Enrollment)
Students may elect to take college courses for credit and/or enrichment. Courses to be taken during the school day and/or for high school graduation credit must be approved in advance, and a maximum of four of the credits required from Conestoga may be earned through this program.
Grades and credits earned outside of Conestoga High School have no impact on the student's grade point average (GPA) and are not recorded on the Conestoga transcript. College transcripts and/or grade reports provided to the District by a student or parent may be attached to the Conestoga transcript at the request of the student or parent. While Conestoga High School may, on occasion and where expressly stated in writing, grant Conestoga credit for student elected college or university courses, such courses are taken at the expense of students and their families and not the T/E School District.
Therefore, the T/E School District is not responsible for any student tuition or online charges for any such course. All costs and transportation associated with taking college courses during high school are the responsibility of the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s). Each year Conestoga may elect to enter formal dual enrollment agreements with colleges or universities that offer additional program options.