EDGE Credit

What is EDGE?

It stands for Earn a Degree • Graduate Early, and it allows students to take high school courses for community and technical college credit.

How will that help me? Students can earn an Associate Degree with substantial savings. If you take the right courses in high school, you can save up to $3,000 in college tuition. Students who take the college credit courses available in high school could earn an Associate Degree within one year after high school or along with a high school diploma.

Why would I want to go to a community and technical college? There are great careers available in only two years! The following are just a few examples of high-skill and high-wage jobs available through two-year programs…


Salary Ranges

Dental Hygienists

$15,200 to $39,500

Medical Secretaries

$24,065 to $35,476

Technical Support Specialists

$20,000 to $50,000

Respiratory Therapists

$20,000 to $50,586

Graphic Designers

$23,000 to $60,000

Computer Programmers

$19,520 to $50,000

Who can participate in the EDGE?
Anyone in High School can participate. The courses are connected to the skilled pathway in your cluster and major.

Where can I get more information?
Contact your high school counselor or call the WVDE Division of Career Technical Adult Education at 304-558-2346.
Or to request an EDGE transcript, please click here: EDGE Transcript Request Survey

WV Edge Coordinator: Bob McClain .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

REMEMBER: Get an edge on YOUR future by starting college in high school!