Dual Enrollment

Saint Peter’s University Accelerated College Experience

Saint Dominic Academy, in partnership with Saint Peter’s University, is participating in the Saint Peter’s University Accelerated College Experience (ACE). This program gives SDA students the opportunity to take introductory college level courses for both high school and college credit on the Jersey City Campus of Saint Peter’s University. This campus is a short two block walk from Saint Dominic Academy. Courses are taken during normal school hours if the student schedule will allow. Students may enroll in 100 level courses in many disciplines. This opportunity is available to students during their Senior year.


Special Features of the ACE Program:

  • Cost is $225 for 3-credit course ($75/credit).
  • Courses taken through ACE will be listed on an official college transcript from Saint Peter’s and can be used as transferable college credit.
  • Get a head start on college courses to help reduce costs and time to earn your Bachelor’s degree.
  • Students enrolled in ACE will be eligible to utilize Saint Peter’s facilities including: library, and student center.
  • ACE participants will be invited to ACE Conference for Leadership, Career and College Preparation and will have priority consideration for our Summer Honors College.
  • Any ACE student who enrolls full-time at Saint Peter’s will be considered for an ACE Scholarship Award valued at $18,000/year*.


*Students must have accumulated more than 6 credits and have a Saint Peter’s college GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student may be eligible to receive higher awards based on overall achievement presented in application for admission.

For more information, please visit: https://www. saintpeters.edu/academics/ programs-services/ace/#1


Seton Hall University Project Acceleration

Saint Dominic Academy, in partnership with Seton Hall University, offers students an opportunity to receive college credit at a greatly reduced rate while taking courses during the school day.  SDA submits teacher credentials and a full curriculum for specific individual classes to Seton Hall University who then reviews and allows for participation in the program.  Courses include AP Calculus, AP English, AP Psychology and AP US History.


 Virtual High School Courses

Saint Dominic Academy offers students the opportunity to enroll in online courses through the Virtual High School (VHS) Collaborative. All VHS courses are taught by certified teachers at various high schools throughout the United States. A student may elect to enroll in a VHS course in place of a semester-long elective. Priority is given on a first-come, first-served basis.  In order to enroll in a VHS course, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and receive a recommendation from the Academic Dean.

To view a list of available VHS courses, visit: www.govhs.org and click “VHS Catalog.”