SOAR Credits

  • What is SOAR?
    Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) Programs of Study are career and technical education programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). SOAR establishes a transfer credit relationship between TCHS and up to 42 PA colleges, Allegany College of Maryland and SUNY.
    High school students enrolled in SOAR programs can earn free college credits as a result of partnerships between high schools and post-secondary institutions (universities, technical colleges, etc.). These post-secondary institutions may offer as many as 12 free credits — that’s a free semester of college courses!
     •  Saving money on college tuition
     •  Saving time by shortening time spent in college
     •  Getting on the right career pathway
     •  Entering the job market ready

    See if there are any SOAR credit opportunities available in your program. 


    SOAR College Credit & Search Instructions -

    • Hover mouse over “Search.”
    • Click on “PA Bureau of CTE SOAR programs” at the bottom of the list.
    • Set Your Search Criteria.
    • Step 1 - Select the CIP code button and choose your CTE program from the dropdown menu using the appropriate CIP code from this catalog.
    • Step 2 - Select your graduation year from the dropdown menu.
    • Click “Search.”
    • Find a college you are interested in exploring and click “View Detail” to learn more.


    We would like to congratulate our Class of 2019 SOAR recipients from all three TCHS campuses! Please click on this link to see a full list of the TCHS Class of 2019 SOAR earners.

    Page updated October 2018.