Marymount University

High School Programs



Marymount University welcomes high school students from throughout the United States and internationally to earn college credit through various academic programming opportunities.  During fall, spring, and summer semesters, our nationally recognized faculty offer diverse course offerings and provide mentorship to high school students with a desire to pursue higher education at an accelerated pace. 

Sample of Recent Courses Offered to High School Students

Information Technology in the Global Age
Composition I
Cybersecurity Principles
History of Jazz
Hand-Built Ceramics Hand-Building
Statistical Analysis
Wheel-Town Ceramics
Electronic Publishing
Careers in Criminal Justice
Crime, Media, and Culture
Principles of Sociology in Global Perspective
International Relations
Visual Communications and Design
Comparative Politics
Introduction to Health and Exercise Science
American Government
Intermediate French I
Intermediate Spanish I


Marymount currently offers two types of Dual Enrollment Programs, on-campus and at specific high schools.


These courses offer students the opportunity to take college level coursework that allow for students to enter the University having already completed required classes ahead of schedule.  


Classes are offered Monday through Friday (fall and spring terms only) in the afternoon/evening hours to accommodate a high school student's daily schedule and the need to travel to campus.


  • This agreement is between Marymount University and the District of Columbia Public Schools, made possible through a partnership with the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

At High Schools

College-level courses in the Marymount curriculum are taught by teachers at specific high schools throughout the DMV region.  Classes are taught for-credit and are scheduled during the traditional high school day.


  • The following high schools have partnerships with Marymount University for their students to enroll in college classes
    • The Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, Maryland
    • Bishop Ireton High School, Arlington, Virginia
    • Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, Virginia
    • Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Potomac Shores, Virginia

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Summer Programs for High School Students


Exciting course opportunities await high school students each summer.  In addition to learning from expert faculty, some programs invite students to see what its like to live in campus residence halls, take trips throughout the Arlington and Washington, D.C. area, and to interact with peers of similar interests from around the world.

Ceramics Institute


Available to students in grades 9 through 12, the Ceramics Summer Institute is meant to help a student's individual craftsmanship, increase knowledge of the ceramic process, and expand awareness of contemporary ceramic practice to prepare for a professional artist career.

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Criminal Justice Summer Institute


Spend time with students who share your interests, meet decision makers, and go behind the scenes at influential national and international organizations.  Work closely with Marymount faculty who have extensive professional expertise and connections.  The daily program will include morning classes, afternoon field trips, and fun evening activities.


*This program will not be offered during the summer of 2021

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Jumpstart Program


Jump start your college studies by taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to engage with faculty and students this summer in the Marymount Jumpstart Program.  And, we’re also giving you the added incentive of a 50% discount on any three-credit courses taken. 
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