Grade 9 - 12 (Age 14 - 18)

Southern New Hampshire University’s competency-based education programs

Southern New Hampshire University’s competency-based education programs (SNHU-CBE) was recently named one of the five leading innovative programs in Higher Ed.

Students are required to complete an assessment and sample project before enrolling in SNHU-CBE here. Please note deadlines for assessment and project submission.

List of Competencies and course descriptions for an Associate of Arts (A.A.) in General Studies with an emphasis on Business.

This full-schedule option is available to students in grades 9-12 who show college readiness and fills Periods 2-6 in your student’s schedule.


  • Tuition costs for SNHU-CBE will reduce a student’s Technology Allowance by $200, leaving $300.

  • Students may choose a Technology Allowance or an Optional Period 7 course.
    • Students may participate in one On-site Split Enrollment class at their local boundary school (with local school permission) in Optional Period 7. This option will use the remaining Technology Allowance.


  • Tuition costs for SNHU-CBE will reduce a student’s Technology Allowance by $200, leaving $1200.

Students do not need to take an additional Tech class as it’s part of the program.

Additional Information


Q: What are the assignments like?

A: Assignments are project-based. Students will PowerPoints, surveys, presentations, and business proposals.

Q: What is the difference between Snow College Online and SNHU-CBE?

A: Both programs are self-paced and mastery-based. The main differences are the content and assignments in each program. Also, there is an opportunity for students to earn a High School Diploma with the Snow College Online option. However, students who finish their Associate Degree with SNHU-CBE could choose to work on their Bachelor's while still enrolled with My Tech High. So there are pros and cons to each

Q: When can my student participate in the new Snow College Online option or SNHU-CBE?

A: If they are ready for college work, students can participate in Snow College Online or SNHU-CBE as early as 9th grade. They also have the option of starting in their 10th, 11th, or 12th-grade years. Students will complete and submit a sample project specific to either SNHU-CBE or Snow College Online in order to be recommended for these college programs.

Q: How will I know what classes to choose for my student in SNHU-CBE?

A: The SNHU-CBE program maps out its courses in a sequential format for the student. Students will have access to 12 competencies (projects) at a time. Additional courses will be unlocked upon completion.

Q: Can my student transfer from SNHU-CBE to Snow College Online?

A: Yes, SNHU-CBE students who are interested in changing programs can transfer to Snow College Online. Currently, all credits will transfer and you can refer to this document here.

Q: How do students in SNHU-CBE or Snow College Online report on their Learning Logs?

A: Students will share a 3-5 sentence highlight of their week for each Learning Log.

Q: What if the full-schedule program I have chosen, either SNHU-CBE or Snow College Online, isn’t a good fit for my student?

A: SNHU-CBE and Snow College Online each have a 14-day trial period. Your student may withdraw during this period without issue.

Q: How many course credits can students earn each year through Snow College Online or SNHU-CBE?

A: Students work at their own pace to complete as many credits as they can each year.

Q: Both SNHU-CBE and Snow College Online are self-paced and competency-based. Is there a minimum requirement to stay enrolled?

A: SNHU-CBE students need to complete a minimum of six projects (competencies) per term. Snow College Online students will need to complete a minimum of six credits (two classes) each semester and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

Q: Could my son/daughter do just one year of SNHU-CBE or Snow College Online and receive some college credit?

A: Absolutely! Pending the receiving institution’s policy, early college credits may transfer individually to the college or university of their choice.

Q: Could a student just take one SNHU-CBE or Snow College Online “class”?

A: No; SNHU-CBE and Snow College Online are both My Tech High full-schedule programs that fill Periods 2 - 6. With both options, students also have $300 of Technology Allowance which can be used towards a class in optional Period 7, if desired. Students can take just one class with any other early college credit option. See Parent Link for details.

Q: How do I select the Full-schedule SNHU-CBE option in Schedule Builder?

A: For the core subjects please select the course option with "College" listed before (i.e. College Math). In Period 5 under Technology, select Computer Technology. In Period 6 under Career and Technical Education select Career Awareness. Under each course select “My Tech High Direct” to reveal the Full-schedule SNHU-CBE option.

Q: What if my student finishes their Bottega / SNHU-CBE / Snow College Online program before their senior year?

A: Students who finish their selected program have the option of choosing another program or personalized curriculum until they finish high school. SNHU-CBE also offers three Bachelors programs that may be of interest to your student.

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