High School Admininstrators

College Credit Plus

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Partnering with Wright State

Wright State University is pleased to partner with school districts throughout Ohio in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. CCP provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while completing their high school program. Unifying the Dual Enrollment and Post-Secondary Enrollment Option programs, CCP is a single program under which high school students earn transcripted high school college credit and college credit at the successful conclusion of that coursework. The Ohio Department of Higher Education has established a set of courses through the Ohio Transfer Module and Transfer Assurance Guides that ensure classes have equivalent content and are accepted at all public Ohio institutions of higher education. Wright State’s CCP course selection focuses on these courses that provide seamless transferability to any public Ohio community college or university. 

Earning College Credits

There are four distinct ways for students in high school to earn college credit at Wright State through the CCP program:

  • Through courses on the Wright State Campus
  • Through online courses provided by Wright State
  • Through courses at the high school taught by high school faculty who meet the Ohio Board of Regents requirements for teaching college level classes
  • Through a co-instruction model in which Wright State faculty provide the course material online and a teacher in the high school provides local instruction

Courses to be Taught by High School Instructor

High School teachers must have credentials approved by Wright State.

Current high school teachers who meet the credentialing requirements of a master’s degree in the discipline or a master’s degree and a cohesive set of at least 18 semester credit hours of graduate coursework relevant to the discipline, and teach at a Wright State University Partner High School, may apply using the following links.

High School Instructor Responsibilities

When courses are taught by high school instructors or by co-instruction, the following responsibility sets have been established:

  • High school teachers must have credentials approved by Wright State
  • Prior to teaching a Wright State University course, a high school instructor must attend an orientation on the Wright State campus that includes
    • Introduction to the Wright State learning management system
    • Introduction to faculty support available from the Wright State Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Introduction to academic support available to students
    • Meeting with the academic department associated with the class
    • Meeting with Wright State faculty mentor to develop syllabus, review learning outcomes and previous course materials, coordinate regular communication
    • Determine methods used for projects, examinations, and grading
  • High school instructors who have previously taught classes will be required to attend meetings with the Wright State faculty mentor for preparation for the upcoming term.
  • Provide regular feedback on student progress to the Wright State mentor
  • Host a visit by the Wright State mentor at least once during the course
  • Host a visit by the assigned Wright State advisor prior to the deadline to drop classes
  • Participate in Wright State course evaluation process
  • Submit grades through the learning management system by the required deadlines
  • Upon the completion of the class, provide a portfolio of graded student work to the mentor

Wright State Responsibilities

  • Assign a faculty mentor to each high school instructor who will
    • Meet with high school instructor at orientation to provide background in the course and student expectations
    • Regularly correspond with high school instructor throughout the term
    • Make at least one visit to the high school to observe the class and instructor
    • At the end of  the course, review a portfolio of student work to ensure that the course rigor and grading correspond the that of the course when offered on campus
  • Provide a comprehensive instructor orientation prior to the beginning of academic year.
  • Assign an academic advisor to each student who will meet with the students at least twice during the term.
  • Provide a recommended on-campus student orientation for each College Credit Plus student taking courses at the high school and an online orientation for those not able to attend.
  • Have the academic advisor meet with students prior to the beginning of the term and prior to the last day to drop classes.

Co-Instruction

Wright State will support a co-instruction model in which a course offered either online or on the Wright State campus can be provided for CCP with a high school faculty member as a co-instructor. This adds another option to CCP that captures the advantages of the former PSEO and dual enrollment options. The courses will be offered at a regularly scheduled class period at the participating high school for student convenience. The Wright State instructor will provide online or recorded content for three class periods a week or other online materials. The high school instructor will oversee the classroom and provide personalized instruction for the students. The Wright State faculty member will provide homework, projects, and exams for the class. 

Other class periods may be used for review, extended materials, time for homework and study, discussion sessions led by the high school instructor. For science classes the additional periods may be used for a laboratory component of the class.

Benefits of the co-instruction model include:

  • Students participate in college courses identical to those on the Wright State campus populated by other college students. 
  • The co-instructor collaboration provides additional support for students in high school with the leadership of the high school instructor.
  • The presentation in the high school eases the transition from classroom to an online or asynchronous environment.
  • The WSU instructor is the instructor of record and provides the content, so the course is offered by an appropriately credentialed faculty member.

Class scheduling depends upon the availability of faculty at Wright State or the partnering high school. In addition, certain courses may require access to specialized laboratories or equipment to be offered at a high school.

Creating Pathways

To create the pathways:

  • Review the course offerings and select the desired courses and method of delivery
  • Complete the Pathway form and provide it to the Wright State CCP point of contact
  • For courses taught by high school instructors who meet the Ohio Board of Regents faculty qualifications, provide transcripts for review

The Wright State CCP points of contact are: 

Dayton Campus

Cathy Davis
(937) 775-5702
Cathy.davis@wright.edu

Lake Campus

Gretchen Rentz
(419) 586-0336
Gretchen.rentz@wright.edu

         

After receiving the information, you will be contacted to arrange a meeting to collaborate on the development of the pathways for your school.