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CCP Spring Semester Planning Sessions

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Saturday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.

student-wscc-sweatshirt-webBeginning academic year 2014-2015, the Ohio Board of Regents defines College Credit Plus programs (CCP) as those in which "a student is engaged in non-secular, non-remedial educational coursework while in high school that automatically results in transcripted high school and college credit at the successful conclusion of that coursework." These programs may be described elsewhere as "dual enrollment," "concurrent enrollment," "post-secondary option," etc. For fuller descriptions of Chancellor Carey's recommendations on College Credit Plus, please visit https://www.ohiohighered.org/college_credit_plus

Washington State Community College's CCP programs recognize that for high school students to succeed in college level work, they should be part of a thoughtful program that identifies student readiness and provides adequate support.
WSCC College Credit Plus policies are subject to change based upon further legislative actions by the Ohio General Assembly that may be necessary in order to implement Chancellor John Carey's College Credit Plus recommendations.

CCP Academic Plan

College Credit Plus (CCP) Application

The Early College Academy is a College Credit Plus (CCP) option at Washington State Community College that allows high school students prepared for college-level coursework to attend college courses on campus (or online), alongside current college students. Students apply and are admitted through separate admissions processes. These programs, supported by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents, allow qualified high school students to enroll in college-level courses and to receive college credit at no cost to families.

If you are a high school student and are interested in attending college courses on the WSCC campus, you may apply to

  • Early College Academy – exclusive to outstanding high school students taking college classes on the WSCC campus
  • Early Enrollment Program (EEP) – a program unique to WSCC for high school students to take classes on the WSCC campus with no GPA requirements
  • Other unique CCP partnerships have been formed between Washington State and various schools districts. Please see your school administrators or counselors for further information.

Admissions Criteria 

For the Early College Academy, students register in existing college courses taught on campus and should be prepared for the additional effort that college courses require. These courses become a part of students' permanent college transcripts. 

The following factors are considered in application for the Academy:

  • Ohio residency and enrollment in an Ohio public school
    • Private school and homeschool students are also eligible and have an additional application to the state. Contact our office for more information. 
  • College-readiness is evaluated by placement assessment determined by academic advisor

Washington State Community College is proud to offer CCP courses with our local high school partners. Below is a list of the CCP courses offered for the 2015-2016 academic year, organized by high school.

Fort Frye High School

BUSM 1600 PC Apps*
EDUC 1000 Intro to Teaching
LITR 2100 Survey of American Literature I
LITR 2200 Survey of British Literature I
MATH 2110 Principles of Statistics
MATH 2130 College Algebra
MATH 2150 Pre-Calculus
MATH 2260 Intro to Calculus
OAST 2220 Microsoft Excel*
POLS 1020 American National Government
POLS 1030 State and Local Government

Marietta High School

ENGL 1510 English Composition I*
LITR 2200 Survey of British Literature I*
MATH 2130 College Algebra*
MUSC 1200 Music Appreciation
PERS 1003 College Foundations
PERS 1060 Personal Career Development
SPAN 1110 Beginning Spanish
SPAN 1130 Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 2110 Advanced Spanish
SPAN 2130 Conversational Spanish

Meadowbrook High School

BIOL 2110 Environmental Biology with Lab*

Morgan High School

HLTH 1810 Medical Terminology I
BIOL 1510 Intro to Nutrition
HLTH 1820 Medical Terminology II
HLTH 2400 EKG/Cardiovascular Technician
MATH 1100 Pharmacology Math

Washington County Career Center

HLTH 1810 Medical Terminology I
BIOL 1510 Intro to Nutrition
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I with Lab
DTGR 1600 Adobe Illustrator*
DTGR 2620 Adobe Photoshop*
DTGR 2750 Adobe Indesign*
DTME 1330 Digital Video Effects*
HLTH 1000 Personal Fitness Concepts*
HLTH 1810 Medical Terminology I
HLTH 1820 Medical Terminology II
HLTH 1820 Medical Terminology II
HLTH 2400 EKG/Cardiovascular Technician
HLTH 2400 EKG/Cardiovascular Technician
MATH 1100 Pharmacology Math
MATH 2110 Principles of Statistics
MATH 2130 College Algebra
POLS 1020 American National Government

Waterford High School

BUSM 1600 PC Apps*
MATH 2110 Principles of Statistics*
MATH 2120 Trigonometry
MATH 2130 College Algebra
MATH 2263 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
SPAN 1110 Beginning Spanish*
SPAN 1130 Intermediate Spanish*

* new course this year

Who can participate in the Academy?

  • Admission is based on successful completion of application process, including meeting the April 1 deadline for intent to participate 
  • Students must be residents of Ohio
  • Students must be enrolled in grades 7-12 in an Ohio public school, private school or homeschool

The majority of students who enroll in the Academy are in the 11th and 12th grades. Exceptional students in the 7th through 10th grades may apply for the program, but must meet the same admission requirements as older students.

What are the benefits of enrollment in the Academy?

  • Significant Cost Savings! By earning college credits in high school, students can reduce their investment in higher education
  • College Classroom Experience! Students learn how college courses can be different from high school classes and about the expectations of college faculty members.
  • Official College Credit! Students earn official WSCC credit and have a college transcript and grade point average.

Application Process 

To be considered for admission to the Academy, students must submit the following materials:

  1. Completed Academy application (papericon pdf or online)

  2. Completed High School Academic Plan icon pdf, completed and signed by high school guidance counselor

  3. Official high school transcript

  4. Additional placement assessment as determined by academic advisor

*All students must submit an "intent to participate" form with their high school by April 1. These letters can be accepted as early as February 15. Students who attend a non-public high school or are home-schooled must submit their "intent to participate" form to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) by April 1.

Spring 2017 Planning Sessions

  • Saturday, February 25 - 9:00 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, March 7 - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, March 26 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 6 - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.

All sessions will be held in the Graham Auditorium.
Each information session should last approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Each session will include:

  1. Review WSCC Early College Academy Guidelines

  2. Admission requirements and forms

  3. Hear from current PSEO students about their college experience

  4. Q&A time with CCP staff

  5. Schedule Math/English placement test

Timeline for Registration

  • Summer 2017 - April 4, 2016*
  • Fall 2017 - April 4, 2016*
  • Spring 2018 - October 31, 2016*

*Registration windows are open to students based on number of completed hours

 

WSCC Early College Academy Scholarship

The Early College Academy Scholarship is a competitive scholarship worth up to $4,000. The scholarship can be used at an accredited four-year institution towards the cost of tuition. The scholarship is non-transferable and non-renewable. The scholarship must be split between the fall and spring semester. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours as a participant in the Early College Academy (ECA) at WSCC. To be part of the Academy, students must take College Credit Plus (CCP) classes on the WSCC campus or online.

To be considered, all students must submit the following by March 15, 2017:

  • Early College Academy Scholarship Application
  • Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) upon completion of 2017-18 FAFSA
  • Copy of four-year college acceptance letter(s)
  • Letter of recommendation (from a non-family member)

Click here for the scholarship application.

Enrollment & Funding

When applying for College Credit Plus, please be aware of the following:

  • Funding for College Credit Plus is determined by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Washington State follows the guidelines set by ODE to determine who will receive this funding.
  • Students who attend a public high school must submit an "intent to participate" form with their high school no later than April 1 of the year prior to participating in College Credit Plus. See your high school counselor or principal for more information.
  • Students who attend a non-public high school or are home-schooled must apply to the ODE for funding once they have been admitted to a College Credit Plus program. This funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see your high school counselor or principal or visit education.ohio.gov

 

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Phone: 740.374.8716 ext. 1411 or 740.568.1930
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Accelerated Learning

Opportunities that allow a student to complete coursework while enrolled in high school and earn credit toward a degree from an institution of higher education upon the student's matriculation to higher education. In some cases, the college credit is based on the attainment of a specified score on an examination covering the coursework. Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate, and some College Tech Prep articulation agreements are examples of accelerated learning options.

College Credit Plus (CCP)

Beginning in academic year 2014-2015, programs in which students are "engaged in non-secular, non-remedial educational coursework while in high school that automatically results in transcripted high school and college credit at the successful conclusion of that coursework." These programs may be described elsewhere as "dual enrollment," "concurrent enrollment," "post-secondary option/PSEO," etc.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO)

College classes taken by high school students at local colleges or universities or online at no cost to their families. (School districts pay tuition.) Students earn both high school and college credit. PSEO is available to students in grades 9-12 who meet certain criteria. Beginning in academic year 2014-2015, PSEO will become part of CC+.

The Early College Academy

A Washington State Community College early college option that allows outstanding high school students to enroll in WSCC classes. The Academy program is a CC+ program created by the state of Ohio and is a partnership among Washington State, the high school, and the student and his or her family.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

College-level classes taken in high school. At the end of the course, students take an exam. If they receive a qualifying score, many colleges will offer them college credit. The AP program is an example of accelerated learning and is operated nationally by the College Board.

Transfer Credit

Credit granted toward a degree for work completed at another recognized institution. The college credits earned at Washington State are widely accepted and generally transferable to many other colleges and universities. For more information about transfer credit among Ohio public colleges and universities, please visit http://www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.

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