Accelerated College Program

The San Diego Community College District's Accelerated College Program was established in 1963 by Dr. Robert Heilbron, President of Mesa College, in response to the need expressed by parents, advanced students, and high school administrators for academic work in political science and mathematics to augment the curriculum of the secondary schools. Today, the Accelerated College Program offers classes at 15 San Diego high schools taught by Mesa College faculty members. High school students may enroll in political science and/or calculus and earn up to 15 semester units of transferable college credit without leaving their high school campuses. Our enrollment of approximately 800 students provides evidence of the continuing need in our community for high quality college-credit courses provided by academic specialists to accelerated students in San Diego's high schools.