2 History of the ProgramOhlone College Connections was developed between Ohlone College and F.U.S.D. to provide an opportunity for high school seniors to begin earning their college credits while finishing up their graduation requirements.The program has had four graduating classes in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and will have it’s fifth graduating class this June.
3 How To QualifyStudents must be on track to graduate by the end of their Junior Year without the need of summer school.Students must have passed both ELA and Math CAHSEE.Students need to have a 2.5 or above GPA.Students must have an interest in starting their college experience during their senior year.
4 The ScheduleStudents will follow a different schedule then at their high school.For the high school portion, students will meet Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm with their High School Instructor.Students are required to take at least 1 Ohlone College Course outside of the high school portion of the day. These classes are chosen by the student and an Ohlone Counselor.
5 High School CoursesStudents will take the following courses with their High School Instructor to meet their High School Graduation Requirements and to earn some extra elective credits over the school year.August - DecemberEnglish 12 A (10 credits)American Government (10 credits)You & The Law (10 credits)January - MayEconomics (10 credits)Literature, Justice, & Society (10 credits)Humanities 12 (10 credits)
6 Ohlone College Courses Students can enroll in 1-2 Ohlone College Courses in the Fall and 1-3 Ohlone College Courses in the Spring that begin after 12:15 pm.Student schedules after 12:15 will vary depending on their Ohlone College Courses.Tuition is free for the students.Students do need to pay for their college books and a parking pass.
9 What will be different?Students will no longer be on their high school campus. All high school courses and Ohlone College courses will be taken here at Ohlone College.Students will follow the Ohlone College schedule. Classes will begin in August and will end in May.Students will need to take on more responsibility in their academics as they will be treated as a College Student in their College Courses and will need to stay on top of their assignments and grades.Parents will not have access to contact the Ohlone Instructors/Professors regarding progress or grades in the Ohlone courses. However, students can meet with an Ohlone counselor to get some guidance if they are struggling in a class.
10 The BenefitsStudents will be able to earn college units while still in high school.Students will not have to pay the $36/unit for the college courses.Students tend to become more responsible and feel like a “college student”.Students will have access to Ohlone services such as counseling, clubs, etc.Students will still be able to complete their FUSD graduation requirements and graduate with their home high school class.
11 Some things to think about… College Connections students are rarely on their high school campus. They will miss many activities at their high school, but will be able to join in activities at Ohlone. Students will need to take the initiative to constantly check the high school website, talk to friends, and contact their home high school to find out about events and senior information.There will be some occasions that these students can participate in high school events if it does not conflict with their Ohlone classes such as Prom, Grad Night, athletic games, etc.Students can participate in high school Sports or have a job as long as the student schedules their Ohlone Classes around games and practice times. Please check with the coaches about time commitments so you can be sure to pick Ohlone classes that will fit in your schedule. Only a couple students have been able to do this successfully.
12 How to get started ?1st: Attend the Information Night with your parent on Tuesday, April 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Ohlone College in Room 2133.2nd: Submit an application of interest to your Counselor by Thursday, April 5. This includes the online application and the two supporting forms.
13 How to get started?3rd: Take the English and Math Placement Tests on Tuesday, April 24th from 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm at Ohlone College’s Assessment Center (Building 7, Room 7205). Alternate testing date is May 8th from 4:00pm-6:15pm.4th: Registration Prep will be Friday May 11th from 3-5pm in Hyman Hall, rooms HH117 and HH118. This is a mandatory tutorial to prepare for registration.
14 Contact InformationChristopher Snyder (Program Instructor)Lindsay Rotter (F.U.S.D. Counselor)Eddie West (Ohlone Dean of Counseling)Lenore Landavazo (Ohlone Counselor)