College Courses While In High School

  • Community Colleges
    Under special circumstances, students may also take courses at accredited colleges or universities for high school credit. Students must obtain administrator and/or counselor approval prior to registering for college courses. For a college course to be used in lieu of a high school core class, it must be equivalent to the OPHS curriculum and address the essential standards of the high school course. An official college transcript, showing the completed coursework, must be provided to the OPHS registrar in order for the college course to apply to the OPHS transcript. Students may not apply more than one college course per semester, or a total of 10 credits for the school year, towards the OPHS graduation requirement total. College courses will not receive extra grade points when placed on the high school transcript. (See your counselor for further information.)
     
    Beginning with the class of 2021 students may take courses at other institutions for OPHS credit that are not taught at OPHS. Students may take up to a maximum of 15 general elective credits on the outside (5 per semester with a maximum of 15 credits per high school career).

    Students must receive prior written approval from their OPHS counselor before signing up for any outside class on this form. Students may take courses at accredited colleges or universities for high school credit. Students must obtain administrator and/or counselor approval prior to registering for college courses. An official transcript, showing the completed coursework, must be provided to the OPHS registrar within 30 days of the end of the course in order for the course to apply to the OPHS transcript. Students may not apply for more than one course per semester or a total of 10 credits for the school year. Courses will not receive extra grade points when placed on the high school transcript. (See your counselor for further information.)

    For properly articulated courses college-to-high school credit will be granted as follows:
    • Semester college courses of 3 or more credits will be granted 10 high school credits
    • Semester college courses of less than 3 credits will be granted at a ratio of 1 to 3.3 college to high school semester credits

     

    Pierce College  LA Pierce College can be accessed at:www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/ 
     
    assist The ASSIST website maintains a database that allows parents and students to check the transferability of community college credits to all of the California State Universities (CSU) and the University of California (UC). This is the official articulation site for the California Community College, the CSU, and UC. Transfer agreements between these institutions are available on this website.  It can be accessed at: http://www.assist.org
     

     

     

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Last Modified on February 12, 2020