Rowan College at Burlington County College
College Accelerated Program (RCBC CAP)

The Lenape Regional High School District in partnership with Rowan College at Burlington County College (RCBC) through a College Accelerated Program (CAP) offers students taking select courses an opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. Your student is enrolled in at least one course which qualifies as a RCBC CAP course. Click here for a list of RCBC CAP courses.

Students selecting to take CAP courses have the opportunity to earn high school credit, as well as RCBC credit. These courses are taught during the regular school day by members of the Lenape Regional High School District staff, who are also certified as RCBC adjunct professors. Students who would like to receive college credits will be required to complete the RCBC registration process and pay RCBC tuition.

Here are a few facts to consider when deciding to register for RCBC CAP college credit:

  1. Each CAP class is only $150 (this includes all 3- or 4-credit college courses).
       a.   Some LRHSD courses are equivalent to two CAP courses; therefore, tuition is
             $300 (e.g. Television Broadcasting Technology II is RCBC ETV 101 and ETV 105, 7 credits, $300).
       b.   No other additional fees (textbooks, lab or activity fees) will be collected.
  2. Many colleges, both in-state and out-of-state, accept credit earned through a CAP program.
  3. CAP is not intended to replace the Advanced Placement program (although a student choosing not to test for AP credit could earn RCBC CAP credit if applicable).
  4. Students should sign up for CAP credit if they have a reasonable expectation of earning a “C” or better in the course.  RCBC will only grant credit if the student earns a “C” or better.
  5. Students may only register for courses they are currently taking this school year.
  6. Registration is final; payment for CAP classes is non-refundable once the funds are sent from the school to RCBC. Additionally, RCBC will not refund students who drop a RCBC CAP course, get a grade lower than "C" in a RCBC CAP course or if a college does not accept CAP credit.
It is recommended you research the policies of colleges you are considering and find out if your CAP credit will transfer.
 
RCBC will submit a final transcript, upon request, to any higher education institution.

CAP Scholarships are available to eligible students for up to 2 CAP courses costing $300 max per child. There is a limited amount of funding available. Scholarships made possible by the Lenape Regional Foundation.
 
To be eligible, the student must: 
 
  • qualify for Federal free/reduced lunch program
  • have minimum 2.5 GPA
  • be taking at least 1 CAP course at RCBC or RU
 
To apply for a CAP scholarship, click here. The application needs to be completed by October 11th.
 
If a student doesn't have access to the online application, please stop by the Counseling Center to pick up an application (which needs to be completed and returned by October 11th).
 
Registration Information:
Students need to bring a check or money order payable to Rowan College at Burlington County College (RCBC) and a completed registration form (distributed by their teacher and available in the Counseling Center) to their school on the date listed below. This is the only time period for registrations for this year. RCBC will not accept late registrations. These deadlines cannot be extended.

***If you are registering for a CAP course in Latin, you must submit a separate check made payable to Rowan University CAP (Latin) for the Latin classes.***

October 25 Lenape High School                         October 24 Cherokee High School
October 27 Shawnee High School                      October 25 Seneca High School

If you have any questions regarding this issue, contact your school principal, counselor, or Dr. Jim Kerfoot, Director of School and Community Partnerships at Rowan College at Burlington County College, at 609-894-9311, extension 1260.
 
You can also view the RCBC CAP website.
Last Modified on September 30, 2016
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