CCP (College Credit Plus)
College Credit Plus at Jackson High SchoolWHAT IS COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS?College Credit Plus (CCP) is a dual-credit program in the state of Ohio within which:
- Students may earn high school and college credit at the same time
- Students enroll and participate in college-level coursework
WHY DO CCP?
- Increases access of college credits to high school students
- Gives students an idea of what being a college student is like
WHERE DO I TAKE CCP CLASSES?
- Jackson offers a multitude of CCP courses in-house in order to support students' learning and remove barriers that can occur when a student leaves campus (transportation, schedule conflicts, etc.)
- If you choose to leave the JHS campus, classes can be taken on the campus of any of our partner schools: Kent State Stark, Stark State, Akron University, or Walsh University
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Students who have met the required score on the Accuplacer or ACT school in at least one subject area in addition to meeting the admission standards of the college to which they apply (students must apply to the college that offers the course they wish to take even if they are enrolling in an in-house course)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
- There is a potential for minimal cost to students to participate in CCP if they are enrolling at a public college or university. Jackson Local School District covers the cost of college tuition and textbooks. Fees may apply if students choose to participate in private college or university courses.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH CCP IN THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR?
- Step One: You MUST attend a CCP informational session on January 13th, 2021 @ 6pm. New and returning CCP students will learn more about the tuition costs, textbooks, college courses taught at Jackson High School, and the application process. Mark your calendars!
- Step Two: Receive the code for Polaris course at CCP informational session... log onto Polaris and complete the course. Necessary forms within this course include the Intent to Participate Form, the instructions to apply to the college of your choice (students must then apply), and the FERPA and Record Release Form. This course and its requirements must be completed by APRIL 1ST, 2021 to participate in CCP for the following school year.
- Step Three: Take the ACT (see act.org for testing dates) or the Accuplacer. Register for the Accuplacer at Stark State (https://www.starkstate.edu/admissions/placementtesting/), or sign up to take it during one of the sessions offered at Jackson High School.
- Attention Students Taking CCP Courses off-JHS Campus: Please follow the instructions of the college in moving forward with advising for the next school year.
HOW MANY CREDITS WORTH OF CCP CLASSES CAN I TAKE?Students can earn up to 30 credits per year, which also includes high school-only credits or middle school courses. The 30 credit annual maximum includes the summer semester, which is considered the beginning of the academic year. A maximum of 120 college credits can be earned throughout the entire program. (OAC 3333-1-65.11)To determine the maximum number of credit hours for which a student can register each academic year, you must calculate credits by subtracting the high school-only course credits within this formula. Each high school course in a core subject area is worth 3 credits.30 - (# of High/Middle School-Only Courses X 3) = Max # Number of CCP Credits Per YearFor example, if "John Smith" is taking Math, Science, and English at the high school (3 courses = 9 credits), his formula would look like this:30 - (3 X 3) = Max # of CCP Credits Per Year30 - 9 = 21 CCP Credits Per YearTherefore, John would be able to take up to 21 credits worth of CCP courses for the 2020-2021 school year.WHERE DO I GET MY TEXTBOOKS?Please contact Sara Williams in the Media Center (TLC) at email@example.com to inquire about your REQUIRED college textbooks and how to obtain them.ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY GUIDE: http://ohsaa.org/Eligibility