Off Campus Options

  • During junior and senior year, students have the option of earning high school credit off campus (or out of the building). They can do this three different ways: a dual enrollment program, an internship program, or school to career program. If a student schedules one of the 3 options, they are permitted to leave school early or come to school late to complete their assigned program.

    Dual Enrollment

    Dual enrollment is a program that encourages a broader range of high school students to experience postsecondary coursework, while still in the supportive environment of their local high school. The intent is to increase the number of students that go on to postsecondary education and to decrease the need for remedial coursework at postsecondary institutions. The program allows for students to concurrently enroll in post-secondary courses and to receive both secondary and postsecondary credit for that coursework.

    Students must be on track for graduation as a junior or senior, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and obtain a qualifying score on their Collegeboard tests (SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER) to apply for this off-campus opportunity.

    Hempfield partners with the following local colleges: PA College Health Sciences, Lancaster Bible College, Elizabethtown College, Penn State York, Millersville University, HACC Lancaster, and Thaddeus Stevens.

    Students must complete an application to the respective college(s). Once admitted, students may take up to two college courses each semester. These courses are typically general education courses that most college freshman have to take. The courses at the college will be blended with high school course requests and will not exceed 8 credits for the year. Learn more about Dual Enrollment in this presentation.

    Internship Program

    An internship program is intended to provide Hempfield High School students with opportunities to participate in on-site observations of business and professional organizations. This program will provide students with the opportunity to interact with, observe, and assist individuals who are employed in the profession. The intent of the internship is to provide activities that will enable the student to make informed career decisions based on significant knowledge and insights developed during participation. More information about the internship program and the internship contact can be found by logging into Schoology.

    School to Career Programs

    The school to career experience is intended to provide Hempfield High School students with opportunities to develop the requisite skills needed for the transition from high school to the world of work. More information about the school to career program and the program contact can be found by logging into Schoology.

    Helpful links for the school to career program include: Pennsylvania Careers Online and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

    Lancaster County Career & Technology Center

    A number of occupationally-oriented courses are available through the Lancaster County Career and Technology Schools located in Mount Joy, Willow Street, and Brownstown. A complete listing of career and technology course offerings appears in your curriculum guide.
    Students desiring such educational opportunities should confer with their guidance counselor for supplemental information and materials. An appointment may be made with the career and technology counselor and visitations to particular areas for students and parents may be arranged. Please listen to the school announcement for information on application deadlines and acceptance letters.