Lakota Students Can Earn Free College Credit Through New Program
Lakota is offering the new College Credit Plus (CCP) as another option for students in grades 7-12 to earn college and high school credits at the same time. The courses are offered through agreements with local public universities with the CCP option being free for students. Students may take courses during fall, spring and summer term. Lakota high school graduation requirements are not waived but may be met through CCP courses.
Under the program, students can complete a year of college or more, thus reducing their time and expenses. Because it’s transcripted college credit, it will transfer to any Ohio public institution of higher learning.
Lakota has partnered with several local colleges and universities, including Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; Sinclair Community College; Miami University, both main and regional campuses; and the University of Cincinnati, both main and regional campuses.
There are several steps to participate in the program:
• Submit an “intent to participate” form no later than April 1, 2016. The form must be signed by both the student and parent.
• Contact selected college for information, application forms and criteria for acceptance into their CCP program. Students must go through the procedures established by the college for admission.
• Submit to the college transcript and ACT, Sat or Compass scores. Check with the college for required placement tests; schedule and take placement tests as necessary.
• Upon receiving an acceptance letter, register for classes with the college.
• Provide a copy of the schedule to the high school counselor.
• Remember, it is the responsibility of the student and parents to meet all college applications and registration deadlines.
Click here for more information regarding College Credit Plus.