Wilmington Middle School News

College Credit Plus

Posted on: January 28, 2019

Annual Notice

District Students (Grades 6 through 11) and Parents:  

The Board of Education recognizes the value to students and to the District for students to participate in programs offered by accredited colleges and universities in Ohio.  Through the College Credit Plus program, eligible students can take a course and earn high school and college credit that appears on both their high school and college transcripts.

There is no cost to students to participate in the College Credit Plus program when the student is enrolled in a public college or university and earning both high school and college credit.  Students choosing to enroll in a participating private college or university might incur costs. Additionally, economically disadvantaged students who choose to attend a nonpublic college or university can do so at no cost.

To participate in the College Credit Plus program, the student must meet the standards for admission, enrollment,  and course placement established by his/her college or university and relevant academic program. Students must be remediation-free in one of the assessments established under R.C. 3345.061(F) (i.e., uniform statewide standards in mathematics, science, reading, and writing established by college presidents).  A student who scores within one standard error of measurement below the remediation-free threshold for one of those assessments is considered to have met this requirement if the student also either:

(1)   Has a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0.  If the student is seeking to participate in seventh or eighth grade, the student must have an equivalent cumulative grade point average in the applicable grade levels.

(2)   Receives a recommendation from a school counselor, Principal, or career-technical program advisor.

The college/university to which the student applies pays for one assessment to determine eligibility.  Any additional assessments to determine eligibility are the student’s financial responsibility.

The student and his/her parents must also participate in a counseling session provided by the district prior to participating.

 The District will not limit a student's participation in the College Credit Plus program to only the courses offered in that school.  Students may also participate online or at any other participating college or university, or any combination thereof. Students may also concurrently enroll in multiple colleges and universities and may take courses from such institutions concurrently.

Below are the College Credit Plus courses offered at the District. These are offered through Southern State Community College at the high school:

   Economics 2205 and 2206

   English 1101 and 1102

   Fine Arts 1117 (Music Appreciation II)                           

 Students should review the course catalog of the participating colleges and universities for a full listing of course offerings.

Students must submit a written notice of their intent to participate in the upcoming academic year, by April first, in accordance with section 3365.03 of the Revised Code, but may submit the written notice of intent to participate as early as February fifteenth. Students desiring to participate in college credit plus in the summer are strongly encouraged to submit letters of intent and begin the admissions process starting in February and prior to the April first notice of intent deadline in order to improve chances of meeting summer registration timelines.

A Counseling Session will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditeria.

For further information about the College Credit Plus program, students and parents may contact one of the High School Guidance Counselors below:

Tyler Williams (students A-L)
937-283-7210
tyler.williams@wilmington.k12.oh.us

 

Kelli Sanders (students M-Z)
937-283-7209
kelli.sanders@wilmington.k12.oh.us