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Earning College Credits at The Hive
St. Benedict’s has partnered with Rutgers and Seton Hall universities for talented students to earn college credits at The Hive.
Gifted seniors are eligible to take college classes at Rutgers University's Newark campus at a significantly reduced rate. Students receive college credit directly from Rutgers for taking courses such as psychology, economics, and advanced calculus.

St. Benedict’s is also a participant in Seton Hall University’s Project Acceleration, which is a concurrent enrollment program within the College of Arts and Sciences in South Orange. Enrolled students can earn credits from Seton Hall for approved courses taken at their high schools. This means that sophomores, juniors and seniors can begin their college studies right at St. Benedict’s Prep, and will have a transcript from Seton Hall University reflecting credits earned (the course grade must be a C or higher to earn credits). Project Acceleration teachers at St. Benedict’s have been approved to teach college-level courses through their own educational credentials.  Project Acceleration staff at SHU is also committed to helping students navigate the transfer of those credits to whichever college he matriculates.

Project Acceleration tuition is $75 per credit, which is an exceptional discount. However, students who are accomplished in academics, service, leadership and character may be invited to become Payne Scholars and take certain courses tuition-free. These scholarships are provided through the Donald M. Payne Sr. Global Foundation, which continues the work of the late Congressman Payne in eradicating health and education disparities, promoting peace and youth development, and uplifting the human condition worldwide. More information about the Donald M. Payne Sr. Global Foundation is available at: PayneLegacy.com.

Starting in the 2017-18 school year, St. Benedict’s will also partner with NJIT to offer gifted seniors the opportunity to take credit-bearing classes such as engineering fundamentals, chemistry, and calculus.  NJIT has generously offered a reduced rate to our students as well.

St. Benedict's current Project Acceleration course offerings are:

Spanish 4 (Mr. Rodriguez) – Payne Scholar course
African American History (Mr. Riley) – Payne Scholar course
Evolution (Mr. Cogswell)
Meteorology (Mrs. Tuorto)
Environmental Science (Mrs. Tuorto)
Advanced Art (Mrs. Wye)
Jazz Band (Dr. Fletcher)

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