Clark State is pleased to partner with school districts throughout Ohio in the College Credit Plus program. College Credit Plus provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while completing their high school program. If you have qualified instructors who would like to provide your students with the rigor of a college course, please consider getting involved in our College Credit Plus program. CCP is a way for students to earn college credits and start a collegiate transcript which may help them towards a future degree while at the same time earning credits towards high school graduation. This program has been designed to help students find a more financially sound path to getting a higher education degree. They will also gain experience of being in the collegiate classroom setting for the first time which may give them valuable insights on the significant difference between a college and high school setting.
If you are interested in partnering with Clark State, please contact a College Credit Plus advisor below.
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We are offering our college courses in the following flexible formats:
- In the high school (taught by a credentialed CCP high school instructor) – The instructor must have either a master’s degree in content or a master’s degree with 18 semester or 24 quarter hours of content at the graduate level. (Exceptions can be considered at the discretion of the provost & vice president of academic affairs at Clark State).
- In the high school (taught by a Clark State adjunct instructor) – Clark State will hire an adjunct instructor to teach the course in the high school. The minimum class size is 15 students.
- Dedicated online – Clark State can offer a dedicated online section for a high school. The high school may choose to facilitate the learning with a high school teacher. The teacher of record will be a Clark State adjunct instructor, paid by Clark State. The minimum class size is 15 students.
- Traditional online – Students can choose to take any Clark State course online, along with other Clark State students.
- On the Clark State campus – students can take classes on any of our campuses (Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine).
Application Instructions for Instructors
High school teachers must submit the following information in order to be considered as a CCP adjunct instructor at Clark State. All materials must be emailed to your College Credit Plus advisor below.
- Download and complete the Teacher & Course Request Form. Please be sure to include a “Proposed Course” to ensure evaluation of appropriate content level.
- Provide undergraduate- and graduate-level college transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Copies of transcripts and transcripts forwarded from the teacher’s secondary school are acceptable.
- Provide a current resume.
All information will be kept confidential and submitted the appropriate division dean for review. All decisions will be communicated back in a timely manner.
Once the high school teacher has been approved as a volunteer adjunct instructor, Clark State will provide a syllabus that will be used in the high school course. The department coordinator will meet with the high school instructor to ensure all assessments and course learning objectives will be met in the course, as well as ensure the textbook is appropriate for the course. After this discussion and all expectations are agreed upon, the course will then be offered for student enrollment.
What will it cost my district to be involved in college credit plus (CCP or CC+)?
The cost to each district is outlined in the CCP Agreement that is agreed upon each year. The cost is a percentage of tuition determined by whether the course is offered at the high school or on the college campus. Please contact your College Credit Plus advisor to request a CCP Agreement for your school district.
How can we help our students?
- Notify the parents and students of the availability of the classes.
- Schedule placement testing early (March or early April).
- Designate one counselor to work with our Clark State College Credit Plus advisor.
What if a student changes his or her mind?
If a student changes their mind, they must meet with their guidance counselor for withdrawal deadlines and necessary paperwork.
How do the credits they earn transfer to other higher education institutions?
While it is always up to the school they may transfer to, many of the credits they receive at Clark State are transfer assurance guaranteed or TAG credits in the state of Ohio. Also, students can seek directly how credits transfer from one school to another at www.transferology.com. See CCP Course Offerings and CCP Pathways.