The “early-to-college” idea of providing high school students with opportunities to earn college credit has become a national movement. "Early-to-college" improves college attainment rates, provides greater college access to students of all socioeconomic groups and paves the way for students to enter into careers faster. For the state of Ohio, the movement is now law (HB487), as signed by Governor John Kasich on June 16, 2014. The College Credit Plus (CCP) initiative replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEO) and all alternative dual enrollment programs previously governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365. It is set to be operational for the 2015/16 school year and seeks to respond to the governor’s higher education goals.
High school students complete college credit courses at a much higher rate than regular college students (> 90% for high school students vs 70% for college students on a college campus)
In 2014, the Sinclair Division of School and Community Partnerships managed 20 initiatives across 50 school districts and directly provided service to more than 6,000 school children.
At Sinclair, students have the following options for taking classes to earn both high school and college credit:
To learn more about Ohio’s College Credit Plus initiative, visit the Ohio Higher Education website.