No. Kanawha County Schools pays for the college classes including all lab fees.
No. Kanawha County Schools pays for your text books. However, while students are welcomed and encouraged to make maximum use of their college texts by highlighting important information and writing notes in the margins, books are reused from semester to semester. Students are required to pay for any college texts not returned at the end of the semester.
Yes. Students are completely responsible for costs associated with their transportation and food.
If a student drives to school, he/she is responsible for paying for a West Virginia State University parking pass.
Parents/students may go to Residential Services located in Prillerman Hall to establish a Commuter Meal plan. Minimum funds that can be put on account are $75.00.
Students can use their WVSU I.D. as their "credit card" to purchase meals in cafeteria and other affiliated food locations.
The dollar amount of the food is deducted each time the student uses the card. Parents can put more money on as needed.
The first step is to document that the prospective student meets the basic skills requirements. A composite ACT test score of 18 or better meets this requirement. If the student has not taken the ACT exam, he/she must take the ACCUPLACER administered by WVSU. The applicant will be escorted to the WVSU cashier's office by a Collaborative representative where they are required to pay a non-refundable $24 fee before they are taken to the test center.
When the student takes the ACCUPLACER, he/she must earn a composite of at least 120 and demonstrate proficiency in at least one curriculum area qualifiying the student for a 100 level English or Math college class.
The test results are available the day of testing. Admission to the Collaborative Program will be discussed when results are reviewed.
*Note- Students who have a history of a criminal conviction within the past two years prior to Collaborative application, will not be considered for placement as per our agreement with WVSU.
The University Collaborative School follows West Virginia State University's attendance policy. According to University policy, six absences may result in class failure.
The University Collaborative School follows WVSU's academic calendar. Our fall semester runs from mid-August to mid-December. Our spring semester runs from mid-January to mid-May. We are closed on holidays WVSU takes, and our spring break coincides with the University's. We DO NOT follow the Kanawha County School schedule for delays, early outs, holidays, or breaks.
No. This is a dropout prevention program designed to assist the student in making up credits and finding a path to success. Once admitted, the student must sustain a 2.5+ GPA. Should a student fail to maintain a 'C' average, the student will be placed on probation, and his/her placement in the program will be reevaluated. If, at the end of the probation period, the student has not corrected any problems, he or she may be transferred back to his or her high school.
Yes. Students may take full advantage of the student union, library, open computer labs, etc. However, students are not permitted to attend University social events where alcohol is served, nor are students permitted in any of the college dorms.
FYI-University Collaborative School students are still governed by the Kanawha County Schools' discipline policy.
FYI-While doctor's excuses are accepted by KCS for absences, they are not accepted for University absences. All appointments are to be scheduled so that they do not conflict with any University or Collaborative class.