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College Credits While in High School

There are many opportunities to earn college credits while still in high school.  The key is to have a career plan in place and understand which classes will help you reach your goals for that career.  

Advanced Placement Classes.  

AP classes are college-level classes which are identical if not more rigorous than college classes and are graded on a 5.0 scale.  AP classes align with standards and expectations of leading liberal arts ad research institutions and provide motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level.  Remember that in order for students to receive college credit for an AP course, they must take the AP exam for that course and receive a certain score.  Since each college makes a determination of the minimum score needed for college credit, check to see what score is required for the colleges you are interested in, or if your college will accept AP scores for validation or credit.  For more information on AP programs, go to AP Central at

College Credit Plus

House Bill 487 established the Advanced Standing Program to give qualified students the opportunity to enroll concurrently  in college courses while still in high school. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students.  Students should check with their intended college to besure that institution will honor and accept CCP credits.  Most Ohio schools will accept CCP credits earned in Ohio.  You can find more information on this program at

Off Campus College Credit Opportunities through Pickaway Ross 

There are now many great opportunities to earn college credits in off-campus programs through Pickaway Ross for several exciting, in-demand career fields to include:  Environmental Engineering;  Robototics and ;  and Health Administration.  Please click HERE for specific information.