College Credit Plus is an accelerated program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn credit toward high school completion and a college degree. If your student is interested in this program, you and your student should attend an information session at the high school before March 30 as well as sign an intent form at the school by April 1. Through this program, students will take college courses to start them on a path toward a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. The best part about your student earning these hours is that tuition, books, and additional fees are completely covered. We look forward to working with your student as they start on the path to higher education.
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Parents have certain rights with respect to their children’s educational records. These rights transfer to the student when he/she reaches 18 years or older, or when they attend a school beyond the high school level. Access to the student’s record by parents or guardians is only permitted when a written release of information is signed by the student. By signing the CCP application, a student gives Clark State permission to share his/her educational record with school district personnel, including the counselor, principal and superintendent.
If your student wishes to give you permission to his/her educational record, they will need to complete and submit the FERPA Release Form to the Records and Registration Office.
How much does CCP cost?
With tuition, books, and fees covered, the only cost associated with classes would be transportation to and from campus (if your student decides to take classes physically at the campus).
How many courses can my student take?
While the maximum to take in an academic year is 30 credit hours, we encourage students to find a balance between high school work, college classes and extra-curricular activities. The true number of hours a student can be up with the CCP program is very dependent on the time he or she is able to dedicate to colligate classwork.
If the high school is closed or delayed, does that affect Clark State courses?
Clark State and your student’s high school may operate on different hours and any student who is enrolled here will need to monitor both. If the high school is closed or delayed, there is no guarantee that Clark State will follow suit. Even if the high school cancels, Clark State may still have classes on that day and your student will need to attend.
What resources are available for student success?
Students in CCP are considered a college student with full access to services we provide any other student. This includes but is not limited to academic advising, FREE tutoring, counseling services, workout facility, and career services.
Can my child still be involved in extracurricular activities at high school?
Yes, however they will have to manage their time between those activities and college course work. Please have your student keep that in mind when they build their high school and college schedule for the semester. They will need to have ample time for courses and academic commitments.