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Rocket High



Welcome to SAU Tech's Rocket High Program. Rocket High is a unique program that provides both career technical and college transfer credit to high school students. Students can earn college credit towards both a college degree or certification while meeting the credit requirements of their high school.

Southern Arkansas University Tech’s Rocket High Program is a partnership with school districts within the region to provide an opportunity for qualified students to earn college credit while still in high school, allowing students to get a head start on their college career before graduation. College courses are taught at the high school by high school teachers that have been approved by SAU Tech to teach the courses. High school teachers follow a very similar curriculum, assignments, and testing as their college faculty counterparts. Courses vary by high school based on the qualifications of the high school instructors.

Classes are also offered on the campus of SAU Tech and schools bus students each day to attend transfer credit courses or career-technical courses through the SAU Tech Career Academy. You can see our class list below for each school. We can also offer concurrent credit to homeschooled students. Contact us for more information at lwilliam@sautech.edu.

Students must complete both the Application for Admission and the Registration Packet for enrollment in SAU Tech's Rocket High Program. All students must have placement scores (ACT, Accuplacer, SAT, etc.) to take concurrent courses. SAU Tech offers a Free Accuplacer Day at high schools each year. Contact our Rocket High Office for more information.

Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship 

Qualified high school students may be eligible to enroll in concurrent courses and be covered by the new Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship.

Requirements: Qualified high school students may be eligible to enroll in concurrent courses and be covered by the new Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship Act (Act 456 of 2019).  The scholarship is funded by excess Arkansas Lottery proceeds.

The Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship will award eligible high school students $125 per course for up to two concurrent credit courses per semester.

Other Information: Only high school students who are classified as Junior or Senior can qualify. Contact your high school counselor or local college advisor for student and course eligibility. 

Award Amount: $125 per course

Rocket High Transfer Pathway
SAU Tech's Rocket High Program offers high school students a way to earn college credit and meet high school graduation requirements. Students can earn college credit that will transfer towards the first two years of a college degree. SAU Tech also offers scholarships for incoming high school graduates. Homeschooled students also have options to earn concurrent college credit through SAU Tech. It's as easy as contacting our Rocket High office at lwilliam@sautech.edu and completing both the SAU Tech Application for Admission and the Rocket High Registration Packet.  SAU Tech Scholarships
Rocket High Career Technical Pathway

SAU Tech's Rocket High Program offers Career Technical courses for transfer to SAU Tech for students to complete certificates and degrees. This program gives high school students an opportunity to get a head start on training for a job while still in high school. The SAU Tech Career Academy is the branch of the Rocket High Program that offers career technical training on SAU Tech's campus and on the campus of Magnolia High School. To learn more about how you can enroll in career technical courses, contact your high school guidance counselor and complete the application below. SAU Tech has scholarships for incoming college freshmen who have attended the Career Academy. SAU Tech Scholarships

Rocket High is Perfect for Homeschooled Students

Homeschool students can easily take concurrent credit for half the cost of what is normally charged for an SAU Tech college course. These students find the transition from taking Rocket High courses to becoming full-time college students at SAU Tech to be a seamless experience. Listen to scholars Ryleigh Doss and Connor McMurry talk about their transition from homeschool to SAU Tech.
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Participating High Schools

Rocket High Concurrent Credit Courses