Ohio’s College Credit Plus can help the students earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university College Credit Plus is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees if you attend public school in the state of Ohio. If you choose to attend a private college or are homeschooled, you may have limited costs. All public school, private school and homeschool students must declare their intent to participate by April 1, even if they participated last year.

HSA Cleveland High has an agreement with Cuyahoga Community College (TRI-C). However, you can choose to take College Credit Plus courses from any college that offers a course that would benefit your future. This could include online courses. Each CC+ courses are calculating with Weighted 5.0 Grading Scale in the high school.

Along with this partnership with Tri-C, there are two great pathways students can follow:

Pathway A:

A 30-credit Computer Maintenance Technology Certificate Program after the courses offered at HSA (please click this link for more information and meet with your Guidance Counselor about the requirements)​

​Pathway B:

A 15-credit Cisco – Short Term Certificate after the courses offered at HSA (please click this link for more information and meet with your Guidance Counselor about the requirements)

Once you find the university or college you would like to attend for College Credit Plus, you can go to their website and complete the application—each school has their own process and procedures; as well as their own requirements to enroll in College Credit Plus.

As stated, College Credit Plus is free for all public school students who wish to attend a public Ohio university or college. There may be fees for homeschooled students, or students that wish to attend a private university of college, or for the students who failed any college credit courses.

Important notes:

  • Colleges may ask minimum score of ACT® or SAT®.
  • Colleges may ask ACCUPLACER score for English and Math, if you don’t have minimum score on the ACT® or SAT®.
  • A student can take maximum 30 college credit course in a year. Students who register for more than 30 credit hours will be responsible to pay for the entire course that placed them over the 30 hour limit.
  • 3 credit hours = 1 Carnegie unit. In other words 3 college credits is equal 1 high school credit.
  • HSA Cleveland High is not responsible for transportation.
  • Student should return all books after the course taking. Otherwise, school may charge books expenses from the student.

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