College Credit Plus Analyzed
College Credit Plus courses offer college credit for classes taken in the high school, taught by high school teachers.
WHS principal Tyler Keener states the College Credit Plus program is intended to afford students the opportunity to receive college credit without the cost associated with taking a standard high school class.
The classes are available at WHS or on the campuses of the partnering colleges, which is mainly Wayne Akron, but some students are also taking classes in association with Kent State and Ohio State.
Keener states that College Credit Plus classes are required to set equivalent academic standards to the classes which are offered on the partnering college’s campus.
Rich Leone, Director of Secondary Education at Wooster City Schools, also states that the College Credit Plus courses should be equivalent to true college classes.
Admission to College Credit Plus classes is based on criteria set by the Universities themselves.
“Any student can take CCP courses if they meet the university’s criteria for enrollment,” Keener said.
Leone states the reason for WHS partnering with Wayne College and Akron University is that both institutions are connected to the local community and boast high entrance standards for the College Credit Plus program.
According to Leone, the high standards of the partnering universities tend to place a sizeable emphasis on ACT scores as a metric for judging potential candidates for the College Credit Plus Program.