College Credit Plus

WHAT IS COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS?

The College Credit Plus Program has been established to permit students in grades 7-12   to earn college and high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses.  The program is intended to provide expanded opportunities for appropriately qualified high school students to experience coursework at the college or university level.  Any high school student admitted to a course by an institution of higher education will be expected and required to perform at the same level as the institution’s regular students.

Students are required to submit an “Intent to Participate” form to the Guidance Office no later than March 30 of the year prior to participation.  This is mandated by the State of Ohio for funding purposes.

ODE Website with great CCP information:

https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/college_credit_plus_info_students_families

CCP checklist:
√  Check GPA requirements of chosen college.
√  Submit an “Intent to Participate” form by March 30 to HS Guidance Office.
√  Your family and you should contact colleges for information, application forms, and criteria for acceptance into College Credit Plus. Some materials are available from your high school counselor and at the college’s website. You must go through the procedures established by the colleges/universities to apply to College Credit Plus and to enroll in the course(s). You may have to take a college placement test to make sure you are college-ready.
(Turn application in to the Guidance Office by April 15th so paperwork can be completed and submitted by the May 1st due date.)
√  Meet with college admission counselor to schedule classes. (Please keep in mind that you MUST communicate with your HS counselor to ensure that there are no conflicts between CCP courses and required  classes for graduation.)

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS NIGHT!

We will be hosting a CCP informational session.  Date/time:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00 in the high school auditorium.  Please come and ask questions directly to Marion Tech College and Ohio State University – Marion.

WHAT IS AP?
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers college level courses in various disciplines with the primary aim of preparing a student to master college level material while in a secondary school environment.  AP offers a learning experience which is more challenging and requires more work and time than a typical high school/college preparatory/honors courses.  The AP Exam is an option for students who wish to earn college credit in the respective AP course.  The Exams are administered in May on national test dates established by the College Board.  Scores range from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).  The determination of an acceptable score, placement and whether or not credit is awarded is at the discretion of the receiving college/university.  Regardless, the challenges of learning, preparing for, and taking the exam remain among the best experiences in preparing for college level learning. The cost of Exam is $94.  (If a student is on free-reduced lunch, a reduced price is available.)