The Columbia Schools Board of Education is hosting a "State of the Schools" address on Wednesday, April 22. A general meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the State of the Schools at 6:30 p.m. This will take place in the CMS gymnasium. All community members are encouraged to attend.
In an effort to make sure that all parents of Ohio middle and high school students know about Ohio's College Credit Plus program, the following directive was issued from Dr. Richard A. Ross, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education.
If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact your building Principal or Guidance Counselor.
Talk with your child's school.
Your local school district is required to provide you with information about College Credit Plus before March 1. If you haven't received an email, letter or call yet, check your district's website.
The district also must hold a public meeting before March 30 to explain the program, and it must invite participating colleges and universities in your area to attend.
If you have a question about College Credit Plus, please visit our FAQ page at www.ohiohighered.org/node/5557 to see if the answer to your question is there.
If your question is not answered on the FAQ page or you do not receive timely information from your school, please contact the Ohio Department of Education toll-free at (877) 644-6338 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child's school and your area colleges will have the information you need to do your part on time.
In the meantime, have your child meet with his or her school counselor - you're welcome to attend also - to talk about whether College Credit Plus might be a good fit for your child.
Once you have the facts, contact or check the website of participating colleges in your area. All public and participating private colleges in the state are listed at www.ohiohighered.org/ccp. Ask them for College Credit Plus application forms, instructions and a list of criteria they will use to determine if your child is college-ready for admission to that institution.
Once your child is admitted to a college under College Credit Plus, he or she will be able to register for college courses. Again, conversations with the high school counselor or a college advisor can help our child decide which of the many available college courses would match his or her needs and plans.
Have your child register for classes and provide a copy of his or her schedule to the high school counselor for review.