College Credit Plus

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
2) Take Honors Microeconomics with Mr. Stircula through University of Iowa BizInnovator Program (Click Here For Details).
3)  Take a college level course either at Benedictine or on a college campus

Information for courses at Benedictine
We have several courses at Benedictine that students can take as CCP through 3 different colleges.

Notre Dame College:
English (Composition 1 & 2), 6 credits
US History, 3 credits
European History, 3 credits
Chemistry, 10 credits
Biology, 10 credits

Single Board Processing (Raspberry Pi/Drone), 6 credits
Introduction to Robotics, 4 credits
Computer Aided Design/Auto-CAD, 6 credits

Cleveland State: Principles of Computer Science, 3 credits

Required application process for Tri-C, Notre Dame and Cleveland State courses taken at Benedictine
Notre Dame Application Checklist – AP English, European History, AP US History, AP Chemistry
Tri-C Application Checklist
-AutoCAD, Robotics, Raspberry Pi/Drone
Cleveland State Application Checklist – Principals of Computer Science.

State funding is not guaranteed, but if the state does not cover a student’s full cost, each college will 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, and he will know his funding status before the course begins.

Information for courses on a college campus
Students may take classes that are not offered at Benedictine on a college campus or online with proper approval. Typically our 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 the program.  The student 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 the college in order to show they are college ready.