WILMINGTON — More than 200 students and their parents recently attended the College Credit Plus Informational Night program held at the Laurel Oaks Career Campus in Wilmington. The event was hosted in collaboration by the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, Blanchester, Clinton-Massie, and East Clinton Local School Districts.
The presentation began with an overview of the College Credit Plus program and then transitioned into individual school informational sessions where guidance counselors Bess Long from Blanchester High School, Becky Milton from Clinton-Massie High School, and Jodi Luck from East Clinton spoke about the specific options available at students’ home schools.
Directors of the College Credit Plus programs from Southern State Community College, Sinclair Community College, Chatfield College, and Cedarville University were also on hand to speak with perspective students, with additional resources also made available by Miami University, University of Cincinnati—Blue Ash, University of Cincinnati—Clermont College, and Wright State University.
According to Curt Bradshaw, Coordinator of Gifted Services through the SOESC, the College Credit Plus program offers college-ready students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and earn college credit before graduating from high school. Students may take these courses on college campuses, online and when available, even at their high schools.
It is important that parents and students investigate the classes, programs, and colleges and or universities in which they are interested in order to have a clear understanding of how individual student’s credit will transfer.
Additionally, parents and students should consider all of the risks and benefits of participation, and they should speak with their high school guidance counselor for information about their College Credit Plus options.
For more information about Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, visit https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp.
For more information about transferring conferred college credit from one institution to another, visit https://transfercredit.ohio.gov.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.