College Credit Plus (CCP) is:

Every year before March 1st we hold our annual parent meeting about the opportunities that our students have to earn college credit. The below information is a summation of this meeting. If you have questions or concerns, please talk with the Academic Dean or your School Counselor.

At Benedictine there are three ways to earn college credit:

  1. Take an AP class and test and get a score of 3 or higher – Some colleges don’t accept AP scores
  2. Take Honors Microeconomics with Mr. Stircula through University of Iowa BizInnovator Program
  3. Take a college level course either at Benedictine or on a college campus

Courses at Benedictine:

We have several courses offered on our campus that students can take as CCP through 3 different colleges:

  • Notre Dame College: English (Composition 1 & 2), US History, European History, Chemistry and Biology
  • Tri-C: Single Board Processing (Raspberry Pi/Drone), Introduction to Robotics, Computer Aided Design/Auto-CAD.
  • Cleveland State: Principles of Computer Science

State funding is not guaranteed, but if the state does not cover a student’s full cost, each college may allow parents to pay a reduced price for the additional credits.  A student is not required to pay for the course if he is not funded by the state; He will know his funding status before the course begins.  A student may still take this course if parents choose not to pay for any unfunded credit hours, but will not receive college credit for this portion of the course.

Courses on a college campus:

  • Students may take classes that are not offered at Benedictine on a college campus or online with proper approval.
  • Students who complete AP Calculus before senior year will take college level math. 
  • Students are responsible for choosing which college and what course he would like to take and applying for that program. 
  • Students must follow the same steps as the courses at Benedictine.  
  • Benedictine cannot guarantee a students schedule will work with a CCP course.
  • Students will be required to have either an ACT or a placement test with most colleges in order to show they are college ready.

How to apply for CCP Course:

Updated information on this application process will be available soon.