College Credit Plus
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2021, 2022, 2023, AND 2024, 2025 , 2026:
If you are interested in take a College Credit Plus (CCP) course during the 2020-21 school year, plan to attend the mandatory CCP Informational Night on February 12th, 6 pm in Matthews auditorium.
CCP Interest Survey: https://forms.gle/njcVXdfYEPV1TEGn6
The CCP program at PHS was initiated to offer college credit opportunities to all students. The specifics are detailed under the College Credit Plus Section. All students choosing to take College Credit Plus classes must test as college ready. This can be accomplished by providing a qualifying ACT or SAT score as well as qualifying using the Accuplacer test. The Accuplacer is given at the Princeton High School.
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
Ohio permits students at Princeton High School to enroll full or part-time for NONSECTARIAN college courses for high school and /or college credit. The following requirements and regulations apply:
1) Program Eligibility
- a) Students may be in 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Each university has varied requirements depending upon grade level of the student. Some of the requirements may include a certain GPA, test scores, teacher recommendation, and a completed application. To obtain the specific requirements of each university, the family needs to contact the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program at each institution.
- b) Students must be officially accepted by the college/university. The college/university must send written notice (to all appropriate parties including student, parent, school district superintendent and superintendent of public instruction) within ten days of enrolling students. Such notices shall include courses and hours of enrollment and the option selected. A college/university is defined as any state-assisted college or university and any nonprofit institution holding a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents.
- d) Students must attend a College Credit Plus Meeting before applying to be part of the program.
- e) Students must notify the Princeton City School District of their intent to participate in this program by each year. Any student who fails to provide their completed letter of Intent by this required date may not participate in the program during the following school year without the written consent of the district superintendent. The letter of intent indicates that appropriate counseling was provided and that the student and parent understands the responsibility they must assume.
2) Program Options
- a) Option “A” - The student may elect at the time of enrollment to receive only post-secondary credit from the college for the course(s) taken at college. The student must pay tuition and fees as established by the college or university and must pay for textbooks and materials.
- b) Option “B” – The student may elect at the time of enrollment for each course to receive credit for the course toward their high school transcript as well as post-secondary credit from the college. The student does not directly pay for tuition, fees, textbooks or materials. The cost rests with the Ohio Department of Education, which will deduct equivalent funds from the district’s allocation of state funds.
3) Granting of Credit under Option “B”
- a) If the district has a comparable course to the one a student successfully completes in college, the Board shall award comparable credit.
- b) If the district does not have a comparable course to the one a student successfully completed in college, the Board shall award an appropriate number of credits in a similar subject area.
- c) If there is a dispute between the Board and the student regarding high school credits granted for successful completion of a college course, the student may appeal the Board’s decision to the State Board of Education whose decision is final.
- d) Student records must reflect evidence of successful completion of each college course and the high school credit awarded. The record shall indicate that the credits were earned as a participant in the post-secondary enrollment options program and shall include the name of the college at which the credits were earned.
- e) One 3credit hour semester college class can equal one year of a high school class.
4) Failure to Successfully Complete Course Under Option “B”
- a) If a student fails a college course or does not complete the course, whether through a formal “class-drop” process or non-attendance other than for reasons generally accepted by the school district, no credit is earned toward the high school graduation requirement. Additionally, the parent or student will be responsible for any an all financial obligations for that course, and the grade will be reflected on your high school and college transcript.
5) Graduation Requirements
- a)No high school graduation requirements may be waived for any student participating in this program.
- b)It is the responsibility of students and parents, in conjunction with the counselors, to make certain that college courses taken as part of the post-secondary enrollment option will meet graduation requirements.
- c)No diploma will be issued until the college course work taken for high school is completed.
- d)The final grade earned in a college class will be the State End of Course exam score for all applicable courses. The points awarded are as follows:
A or B = 5
C = 4
D = 3
F = 0 (Fail or Drop the Class)
e) College Credit Plus (CCP) courses or approved AP/IB tests, in the subject area, will satisfy the end-of-course graduation test requirement for American history, American government, physical science (class of 2018 only) and biology. The college course grade earned under College Credit Plus or AP/IB test score may earn graduation points in place of the end-of-course tests as provided here.
It is important to note, while students can earn graduation points for CCP coursework and AP/IB test scores in biology, all schools must administer the biology end-of-course tests to all students in order to satisfy federal testing requirements. CCP students may use their course grade and AP/IB students may use their test scores OR the biology end-of-course test score to earn graduation points, whichever is higher. A student completing a CCP course in American history or American government will not need to sit for the end-of-course tests in the subject area and may earn graduation points based on the letter grade in the course.
f) There are no CCP/AP/IB substitutions for Mathematics or English Language Arts. Students may use math and English Language Arts CCP/AP/IB courses to satisfy the graduation curriculum requirements. But schools must administer the end-of-course tests to students to earn graduation points.
6) Grade Point Average
To clarify when a course MUST be weighted (required by law) or when a course MAY be weighted, please review the following chart:
LOCAL SITUATION (IF...)
OUTCOME (... THEN)
1. District HAS a Weighted Honors, AP, or IB course in a Subject Area.
Example: The school offers English (or other courses) and the grading scale for those English courses is weighted.
The district MUST weight a CCP course in that Subject Area
2. District DOES NOT HAVE a Weighted Honors, AP, or IB course in a Subject Area
Example: The school offers Business courses (or other subject), but the grading scale for those courses is not weighted.
The district CANNOT weight CCP courses in that Subject Area
3. District HAS NO Honors, AP, or IB course in a Subject Area
Example: The school does not offer any courses in Culinary Arts (or other subjects); therefore, the district has no grading scale assigned.
The district MAY weight CCP courses higher than non-advanced standing courses in that Subject Area
7) Athletic Eligibility
- a) Students must be enrolled and receive passing grades in subjects that will earn a minimum of five (5) units of credits or equivalent per year toward graduation.
- b) It is possible that grades for college courses taken as part of the post-secondary enrollment option may be needed in order to determine eligibility. If this is the case, the high school principal or his designee will make every effort to obtain these grades from the college. If grades cannot be obtained, the student will receive an “incomplete” until the grade is received. An “incomplete” is not considered a passing grade for the purpose of determining eligibility.
- a) The student and/or parent are responsible for providing transportation to and from the college.
- b) Transportation aid is available based on financial need established annually as determined by the income eligibility scale for free or reduced-price lunch.
- c) Reimbursement is limited to state funds received by the district for transportation.
9) Textbooks and Materials
- a) All textbooks, materials, and equipment provided to a pupil and paid for by state funds are the property of the pupil’s school district.
10) Scheduling Conflicts
- a) Scheduling conflicts of college courses, high school courses, and school activities are not the responsibility of the Princeton City School District.
11) Board of Education Policies/School Rules and Procedures
- a) All Princeton Board of Education policies and Princeton High School rules, regulations and procedures are applicable to students enrolled in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Programs.
12) Students Considering the College Credit Plus Enrollment Option
- a) Students who have the ability to undertake college work may wish to consider this program.
- b) These students and their parents are required to consult with their counselor for a more detailed explanation of the program prior to a student’s participation in the program.
- c) Students and their parents assume all responsibility and liability related to their presence on a college campus while participating in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option. Students and their parents must agree to hold harmless the Board of Education, the administration and other employees of the public school district for any incidents arising out of participation of this program.
The following CCP courses are offered at Princeton. All classes have a weighted grade of 5.0. All CCP classes are one semester. Students will earn a year of high school credit in one semester.
- English Composition/Literature
- American Sign Language Level 3 (Beginning American Sign Language I and Beginning American Sign Language II)
- American Sign Language Level 4 (Intermediate American Sign Language I and Intermediate American Sign Language II)
- College Algebra
- Early United States American History
- United States Government and Politics
- Engineering Your Future
- Fundamentals of IT (can be taken as CCP or non-CCP)
- Computer Networking
- Computer Programming 1
- Database Management 1
- System Administration
- Fundamentals of Web Development
- American Government and Politics
College Credit Plus Classes offered at Princeton high School by Sinclair, Hocking, and the University CollegeAccuplacer Placement Practice Test:
- College Credit Plus Intent to Participate
- College Credit Plus PowerPoint Presentation 2019
- College Credit Plus Check List
- Ohio Board of Regents
Accuplacer Placement Practice Test:
How do I transfer my CCP courses?