Dual Enrollment Course options vary
Ohio’s new dual enrollment program, College Credit Plus, offers students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.
According to WHS associate principal Nolan Wickard, College Credit Plus is available to students whose applications are accepted by the program in grades seven through twelve, though primarily utilized by juniors and seniors.
Students can take courses free of charge at Wayne College, while pre-calculus and CCP biology are also offered at the high school.
The earned credits are accepted at all public universities in Ohio and select private schools inside and outside of Ohio.
The program serves a similar purpose as dual enrollment did previously, but with new legislation and a new name, translation problems could occur.
Wickard links the lack of clarity to the timeline of the establishment of CCP.
“Any of the confusions were probably more along the lines of when that final legislation came out (August) and when the state put a lot of their stuff online… we had already started our scheduling process,” Wickard said.
In the long term, Wickard believes the school’s experience with the program will minimize confusion.
Christine Mascotti-Rasor, WHS Math Dept. member, acknowledged that clarification on CCP is already improving.