2Why do students participate? Experience different ideas and potential majors (Careers)Save Time and MoneyGet a head start on college courses
3Post Secondary Education Option *PSEOP* Local InstitutionsOSU -Main, Marion, DelawareMarion Technical CollegeColumbus StateFranklin University
4Post Secondary Education Option *PSEOP* PurposeThe purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wider variety of options to high school students.
5Post Secondary Education Option *PSEOP* Option A*College credit onlyDoes not affect high school credit or GPA.*Student pays all costs.
6Post Secondary Education Option *PSEOP* Option B*College credit & High School creditAffects High School GPA*Pays for tuition, books, materials, and fees.
7Post Secondary Education Option *PSEOP* RequirementsStudents must notify the school by March 30th if interested in participating.You must meet with a school counselor and sign a statement stating that you are aware of your responsibilities regarding the program.Please sign forms in packet and leave it with us this evening.
8Post Secondary Education Option *PSEOP* Student must meet the requirements of the postsecondary institution.Under Option B - The number of classes you may take are determined by the number of class periods at the high school and whether the postsecondary school is on quarters or semesters. Most are on semesters.Ex semester hours = .4 credit3 semester hours = .6 credit5 semester hours = 1 credit
9Deciding to Participate Future PlansHigh School GraduationSchedulingCollege-level workTransportationExtracurricular Activities
10Things to Consider:You will meet a variety of students on campusFast pace of college courses and offered different formats (hybrid, On-line, less structureMeet only two or three days per week (off days)Colleges cannot “guarantee” entrance into courses.Increased freedom = increased responsibility
11Program Advantages Opportunities Experiences Challenge Use of college counseling servicesGet 2 for 1 credit
12Your Academic RecordCredits may be applied to college degree or transferred. What is a TAG? (http://regents.ohio.gov/transfer/tags/index.phpStill eligible for “FRESHMAN” scholarshipsRecord on HS and College TranscriptsMay assist you in meeting Admission Requirements in selective programs
13Program Risk Increased learning responsibilities Financial responsibilityReduced time for high school activitiesGrades can affect GPALoss of time due to travelNo guarantee of course availabilitySocial discomfort
14ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY It is the student’s responsibility to be sure that all requirements are met.Passing 5 creditsHave at least a 1.75 GPANumber of courses scheduled each semester* Example *Semester System3 credit Semester class = .6.6 x 2 = 1.2 Carnegie Units
15Possible CostStudent/Parent will be responsible for paying any cost related to a failed course or withdrawal after the institution’s withdrawal deadline.
16COURSES Who should apply? Students must have a high school “B” average to take a PSEOP course in the same area.
17Columbus State Who should apply? 3.0 GPAOne of the follow:ACT - Composite of 22PLAN - Composite of 20SAT – 430+ on Writing, 450+ on Critical Reading, 520+ on MathPSAT on Verbal, Math, & WritingPassed OGT TestCompleted required high school graduation requirements in the area of study.No Application Fee
18Marion Technical College Admission Requirements Apply for Admission with Application Fee of $20Sign and submit PSEO Participation Form to Counseling OfficeMust meet GPA requirementMust participate in COMPASS college placement testing
19Admission Requirements for OSUM Apply for Admission and $60 application feeCollege Prep Curriculum3.7 on a 4.0 scaleStandardized test scoreACT of 26 or SAT of 1180Top 15% of HS classMay 1 Deadline
20Higher Education at Hayes Fall Semester 2013 Psychology Series 2 sem. college creditsPS 1000 Skills for Success(Begins early September)PS 1010 Career Planning for the 21st Century (Begins late October)Courses meet only two days per week during last period 1st semester only.
21Higher Education at Hayes Fall Semester 2013 MTC 2-period block – 12 Semester Hours TotalPsychologySociologyDealing with DiversityOral CommunicationsCourses meet two consecutive periodsMonday/WednesdayTuesday/ThursdayFriday off – students may leave building with parent permission note or use as a study hall
22What Courses are available? Most entry level courses, with some exceptions.Everything from criminal justice to sociology.What courses will help you meet your goals?Discuss your options with a college representative
23How do you know the time of day classes are offered? The College schedule of classes usually posted on lineCheck on-line at the college’s web site
24What Should you do next? Talk things over with your parents Decide why you would be a good candidate for PSEO. Be sure you are meeting the requirements by doing the best you can in your high school courses.Talk with your School Counselor and be sure to complete the appropriate forms by March 30.Apply for PSEO admission by the college deadline and take/attend required tests/meetings.Research courses that fit your education goalPay attention and follow the colleges steps to complete course enrollment.
25What Should you do next?Sign form that you have attended this meeting which meets the required counseling requirement.Return the participation form no later than March 1st.
26Where did Credit Flex come from? Senate Bill 311 (the Ohio Core legislation) raised the graduation requirements for high school students, with the goal of increasing the number of students who are ready to meet the demands of our global and technological age. It included among its provisions a requirement that by March 31, 2009, the State Board of Education adopt a plan that enables “students to earn units of high school credit based on a demonstration of subject area competency, instead of or in combination with completing hours of classroom instruction.”School districts, community schools and chartered nonpublic schools “shall comply” with the provisions of the plan, phasing in its provisions during the school year.
27Who is Eligible? Any student entering grades 8-12 who: Meets the course’s established pre-requisites,Demonstrates competency in the content area of chosen study,Possesses sufficient skills to work independently, andCompletes learning activities on time.
28What are the Types of Credit Flex? Test Out-This option gives students the opportunity to take a test to show mastery of material. Students must earn an 80% or higher. Students taking the AP Exam must earn a 3, 4,or 5 on the AP Exam.Virtual Learning-This option allows students to take courses online through Hayes’ APEX online program or through an independent vendor.Independent Study-This option allows students to create their own course using the state-issued curriculum standards as their guide. This may include: distance learning, educational travel, internship, music, arts, after-school/tutorial program, community service or other engagement projects and sports.Dual Enrollment-This option allows students to earn high school and college credit for courses. Students pay a reduced price to the sponsoring college, typically $200-$350 for these courses. Our teachers teach these courses. Students may take these courses without earning the college credit as well.
29Test Out & APEX Online Course Offerings Visit the Guidance Website > Credit Flex, then select “Test Out” or “Virtual Learning”.Test Out CoursesAPEX Courses
30Dual Enrollment Course Offerings World Literature HonorsCollege AlgebraApplications for Dual Enrollment will become available in May.
31What are the Costs? Test Out & Independent Study: $80 AP Test Out: $89 Virtual Learning: $25 due to DCS for outside vendor or cost to be determined due to DCS for APEX. (Student and parents are responsible for any additional costs to outside vendors.) APEX outside of school is $225.00Dual Enrollment: Varies ($150 - $250 range and due to the college offering the credit. DCS does not charge for these courses.)
32What are the Deadlines & Where Can I Find Applications? June 1st for the first semester and October 1st for the second semester.Applications are available online on the Guidance website > Credit Flexibility.