ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS!!
If you are interested in participating in taking college courses next school year (2017-2018) AND did NOT attend the mandatory parent meeting on January 11, 2017, then you need to attend the make up session!! The instructions for making the missed session up are listed below. Please remember that both students interested in participating AND at least 1 parent/guardian MUST be in attendance to the meeting or the make up session in order to be in compliance with the state of Ohio policy on CCP.
For more information on the new graduation requirements starting with the Class of 2018, please go to http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/What-s-Happening-with-Ohio-s-Graduation-Requiremen/Graduation-Requirements-2018-Beyond
High School Guidance Counselor
419.822.8247 ext. 3107
419.822.8247 ext. 3105
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES
The Pike-Delta-York Senior High School counselor is Andi Wolpert. Her office phone is 419.822.8247 Ext. 3107
Students are encouraged to visit the Guidance Office to see the counselor. Students do not need to set up a formal appointment to see the guidance counselor. However, they are encouraged to come to the guidance office during their study hall, if their schedule permits. Parents are welcome to phone during school hours to speak with Mrs. Wolpert, or to set up an appointment.
Some areas in which counselors may be of help include:
Course selection and scheduling
Coping with the demands of high school
Opportunities for involvement in school and community life
Administration and interpretation of standardized tests
Understanding oneself, one’s strengths, and one’s limitations
Discussion of personal concerns, friends, relationships to others, etc.
Family situations which affect school performance
Referral to school and community resources for psychological and psychiatric
help, family counseling, medical needs, etc.
Opportunities for post-high school education, colleges, and technical schools
Applications to colleges and technical schools
PLANNING FOR HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF CLASS OF CLASS OF CLASS OF
2016 2017 2018 2019
4 English 4 English 4 English 4 English
3 Science* 3 Science* 3 Science* 3 Science*
4 Math** 4 Math** 4 Math** 4 Math**
3 Soc. Studies*** 3 Soc. Studies*** 3 SocStudies*** 3 Soc. Studies***
2 sem. P.E. 2 sem. P.E. 2 sem. P.E. 2 sem. P.E.
1 sem. Health 1 sem. Health 1 sem. Health 1 sem. Health
6 electives**** 6 electives**** 6 electives**** 6 electives****
21 total credits 21 total credits 21 total credits 21 total credits
State Mandated State Mandated State Mandated State Mandated
Standardized Test Standardized Test Standardized Test Standardized Tests
*Science units must include 1 unit of biological sciences and 1 unit of physical sciences.
** Mathematics units must include 1 unit of algebra II or the equivalent of algebra II.
*** Social Studies units must include ½ unit of American history and ½ unit of American government.
**** Electives units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or English language arts, mathematics, science or social studies courses not otherwise required.
All students must receive instruction in economics and financial literacy during grades 9-12 and must complete at least two semesters of fine arts taken any time in grades 7-12. Students following a career-technical pathway are exempted from the fine arts requirement.
For details of the Ohio Graduation requirements, go to www.education.ohio.gov and search for Graduation Requirements in the search box at the top of the page.
OHIO CORE OPT OUT
Students entering ninth grade on or after July 1, 2010, and before July 1, 2014, may qualify for participation in the Ohio Core Opt Out program. Eligible students may graduate without having completed the Ohio Core curriculum prescribed by State law. Students wishing to participate in this program must have attended high school for two years. Detailed information is available on the High School web page, which can be found at www.pdys.org
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED CRITERIA FOR A “DIPLOMA WITH HONORS”
The Diploma with Honors will be awarded to any student who:
Successfully completes the high school curriculum or individualized education program developed for the student by the high school
Passes the State Mandated Standardized Test, and
Meets 7 of the 8 criteria listed below:
Earns four units of English
Earn 4 units of mathematics including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent and another higher level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content.
Earn 4 units of science, including physics and chemistry
Earn 4 units of Social Studies
Earn 3 units of a foreign language, including at least 2 units in each language studied
Earn 1 unit of fine arts
Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 up to the last grading period of the senior year
Obtain an ACT composite score of at least 27 or an SAT composite score of at least 1210
COURSE LOAD REQUIREMENTS
Every Pike-Delta-York student must register for a minimum course load of five (5) full credits. This requirement is also in accordance with the educational standards as set forth by the Ohio Department of Education. Post Secondary Options students must carry a course load equivalent to a “full-time” student. A “full-time” student is defined as one who is taking at least five (5) year-long courses or their equivalent.
Generally, grade level classification is determined as follows:
Sophomore - have earned at least 5 previous credits
Junior - have earned at least 10 previous credits
Senior - have earned at least 15 previous credits
It should be understood by parents and students that when registering for course work, students place an obligation upon the school administration to accommodate the courses requested, to staff them with qualified and certified teachers, and to provide adequate textbooks and materials. Students are encouraged to make realistic course selections based upon teacher recommendations and actual classroom performance.
Schedule changes may only be made for current courses during the designated schedule change period. In the rare circumstance that a withdrawal is requested after this time, a grade of withdrawal/failure (WF) will be recorded as a semester average and will become part of that student’s permanent record. A note from a parent is required in this situation.
Letter Grade Numerical % Weight
A 90-100 4.0
B 80-89 3.0
C 70-79 2.0
D 60-69 1.0
F 0-59 0.0
Occasionally students enroll at Delta after having been in an approved home schooling program which was registered through the ESC in Wauseon. In this situation,
credits earned through Home Schooling may be applied toward graduation ONLY IF ADVANCE APPROVAL IS GIVEN BY THE BUILDING PRINCIPAL OR HIS DESIGNEE and such credit is in accordance with the requirements of the PDY Board of Education and the State Board of Education. A maximum of six (6) credits may be earned outside the PDY High School curriculum and applied toward the graduation requirement of twenty-one (21). No more than four (4) of those credits may be applied to the state-mandated core curriculum requirements. See your counselor for details.
The purpose of credit recovery is to make up previously failed courses. Students are enrolled in credit recovery on an as needed basis only, and will repeat previously failed courses through modules on a computer. Students will receive a letter grade in each course taken through credit recovery. Seniors are given first priority to enroll in a credit recovery course, and enrollment in any credit recovery course must be preceded by the principal’s or the counselor’s recommendation. Credit Recovery courses are not NCAA approved.
SUMMER SCHOOL/CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL
The purpose of summer school and correspondence school is to make up previously failed courses. Credit in these situations will be given on a pass/fail basis. Students can only earn one credit per summer, in core courses only.
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CCP)
The College Credit Plus program provides 7th through 12th grade students the opportunity to enroll, on a full- or part-time basis, in nonsectarian courses at any state-assisted college or university, or any institution holding a certificate of authorization to award degrees issued by the Ohio Board of Regents. Students must meet the participating college’s GPA, ACT, and/or other requirements to be accepted into its CCP program. Students and parents must meet with a school counselor and sign an intent to participate by March 30 for participation in the program the following school year.
Delta High School offers 5 CCP in-house classes through a partnership with the University of Findlay. There is a small cost associated with enrolling in this program.
Please refer to the High School guidance section of the district website (pdys.org) for 15 and 30 college credit hour pathway opportunities.
As established by House Bill 1, credit flexibility is an opportunity for students to design an independent course. The requirements and expectations for credit flexibility are fully defined and explained in the flex credit handout available at the high school office or online at the school’s website. Credit Recovery courses are not NCAA approved.
FOUR COUNTY CAREER CENTER OFFERINGS
The Four County Career Center (Four County) offers specialized career training for juniors and seniors. This training is directed towards students who have an interest and aptitude in a particular profession. Students who attend Four County are PDY High School students and PDY provides their co-curricular activities, transportation, and grade transcripts. Students must also meet PDY High School graduation requirements and therefore should give careful attention to completing the necessary course requirements of the freshman and sophomore years.
Students intending to enroll at Four County must have completed two years of high school and be in line for graduation. To attend Four County and also qualify for graduation from PDY, a student should have earned at least eight (8) credits in the freshman and sophomore years. It is recommended that students have a minimum of the following credits prior to going to Four County: 2 credits in English, 2 credits in Social Studies, 2 credits in Science, and 2 credits in Math.
In addition, 1/2 credit in Health and 1/2 credit in Physical Education are required before attending Four County. A student should see his/her counselor for additional details and requirements by program.
The Diploma with Honors will be awarded to any student who completes an intensive career-technical education curriculum and meets at least seven of the following eight criteria:
1. Earn four units of English
2. Earn at least four units of mathematics which shall include algebra I, algebra II, geometry and another higher level course or a four-year sequence of courses which contains equivalent content
3. Earn at least four units of science including one unit of physics and one unit of chemistry
4. Earn four units of social studies
5. Earn four units in a career-technical education program that leads to an industry-recognized credential, results in an apprenticeship or is part of an articulated career pathway, which can lead to post secondary credit.
6. Achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment (available at http://www.webxam.org/info_docs.asp,) or equivalent assessment aligned with state-approved and industry validated technical standards; or
7. Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale up to the last grading period of the senior year; or
8. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American college testing service's ACT assessment (excluding the optional writing test) or a combined score of 1210 on the college board's SAT verbal and mathematics sections (excluding the score obtained on the required writing section).
PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
These are combined into one test that is given at the high school once a year during October to any junior wishing to take it. This test is a screening for the selection of finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. It enables a student to draw some comparisons between his/her math and verbal skills in order to allow for strengthening in areas of weakness in the senior year. The PSAT assists students in beginning early and realistic planning for college choices.
Results are mailed to the high school and reviewed with the student.
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
The SAT is often called the “College Board”. The SAT is a three hour objective test designed to measure how well students have developed verbal and mathematical skills, based on a scale of 200 - 800. The test is given several times each year. The best time to take the test is during junior year or early fall of the senior year. This test is not given at Delta, but students should check the registration packet for the most convenient place to take it. Results are mailed to the home and to the high school.
ACT (American College Testing Program)
The ACT is a measure of academic aptitude in English, mathematics, social studies, natural sciences, and writing. It is required for admission and placement by many colleges. Most colleges and universities in Ohio prefer the ACT. ACT is used to screen students for the Ohio Regents Scholarship. This test is given at Delta in the fall and in the spring. It is recommended that students take the test during the junior year. Results are sent to the home and the high school.
Colleges generally use either the SAT or the ACT for admission/placement of students. A student must check the college catalog to make sure which tests are required or recommended by the college he/she chooses. The Guidance Office has a large selection of college catalogs on file. The SAT and the ACT applications are available in the Guidance Office as well as online. Students mail their own registration materials. Students should review these booklets, allowing enough time before the test to strengthen problem areas.
College is a big investment of time, talent, and money by both parents and students. Good solid planning will help make the investment worthwhile. When selecting a particular college or university, specific requirements for that college should be checked in the university’s catalog or web page. In general, universities have suggested that students would be best prepared for college admission by having completed high school work in the following areas:
ENGLISH 4 units of credit
MATH 3 units (4 recommended)
(Including Algebra 1, 2, and Geometry)
SCIENCE 3 units of credit
(1 Physical & 1 Biological required)
SOCIAL STUDIES 3 units of credit (4 recommended)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 units of credit in same language (3 recommended)
FINE ARTS/BUS TECH 1 unit of credit recommended
THINGS TO CONSIDER IN CHOOSING A COLLEGE
1. Subject Area of Interest - Does the college offer a course of study in the subject area that interests the student (often referred to as a major)?
2. Excellence of Subject Area of Interest - Which schools have the best reputation for the area of study chosen?
3. Size - Some people do better at a small college than at a large college or university.
4. Location - Think about what kind of geographic area might best suit the student. For example, why consider a place with lots of snow if a person dislikes this kind of severe winter? The cost of travel to and from home is also a consideration.
5. College Campus - Anyone planning to spend four years at a college should visit the campus. Most colleges encourage such a visit, as well as a meeting with the admissions counselor.
6. Cost - State colleges and universities generally cost less than private colleges and universities. Costs vary, however, so do not assume that because a school is private or out of state it will cost more.
7. Financial Aid - Which college offers the best financial aid package? A financial aid package can include a scholarship, grant, loan, part-time employment, or work-study programs. A student may apply to several colleges and make a decision on where to attend based on which college offers the most financial assistance. Such a decision is especially appropriate for private colleges.
8. Admissions Criteria - Can the student get in? Does the student have the correct high school course work? Are the student’s class ranks and ACT/SAT scores adequate? At some colleges, competition is high and space is limited, but many other colleges have an open admission policy and will admit anyone.
9. Activities other than academics - Is a foreign exchange program offered? Are there language houses on campus? Is there a drama club? An orchestra? Athletics?
10. Religious Affiliation - Many colleges are run by religious organizations. Is this important to you?
11. ROTC Programs - Reserve Officer Training Corps programs can provide considerable financial aid. There is, however, a military commitment following graduation.
12. Talk with the college representatives who visit your school.
13. Attend college career day programs (held at Four County Career Center). This includes in-state colleges, out-of-state colleges, and the Armed Forces.
14. Talk with high school counselors. Ask questions.
15. Tests - College tests may be taken more than once. Generally, the highest score is used. It is never too late to take the tests.
16. Talk with students or parents who are familiar with the college that your child is considering.
17. Investigate available housing and requirements for campus residency.
18. Investigate special programs and services: honors, independent study, interdisciplinary study, remedial programs, counseling, tutorial assistance, study abroad, programs for handicapped, graduate placement, etc.
What are the criteria for college admissions? Because there are well over 2,400 colleges, each one having its own admissions standards, generalizations about admission requirements are difficult to make. Peterson’s Guide to Midwest Colleges is an excellent source that specifically states the admissions criteria. The Handbook of Ohio Colleges and Universities is an excellent source for schools in the state of Ohio. Both of these books are available in the Media Center and book stores.
Most schools, however, consider the following criteria:
1. Class Rank and Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) - Each student’s position in the class is based on the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in grades 9 - 12. This rank is a simple means of showing how well a student did in school, and it is one important consideration. The rank a student must have for admission depends upon the college. The high school counselor can give you this information, and it is also in the books mentioned above.
2. College Entrance Exam Scores - These scores are required by most colleges and universities, with the exception of community colleges. As a rule, college entrance exam scores are second in importance only to class rank and the quality of the student’s course of study.
3. Courses Taken - Courses that the student takes in high school support the proposed field of interest (major) in college. Obviously, a student thinking of majoring in engineering should take many traditional college preparatory math courses in high school.
4. Recommendations - Recommendations can be of considerable importance, especially for the more competitive colleges. The number and kind of recommendations are generally dictated by the college.
5. Activities and Athletics - Activities such as speech, music, drama, yearbook, athletics, community service, and church can be important, especially for the more competitive colleges. Generally, concentration in one or two activities carries more weight than does superficial participation in a lot of activities.
6. State Mandated Standardized Test - Students must pass this test in order to graduate and be admitted to college.
WHEN TO APPLY
College applications to four year colleges should be mailed as soon as possible after school has started, as the closing dates vary greatly with the colleges. A general deadline to adhere to is Thanksgiving. The student should also find out the application deadline from the college.
NEVER WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY IF RECOMMENDATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Teachers should be given at least two weeks to write a recommendation for a student (as they may be writing many others also), and the high school Guidance Office will need two weeks to process the application.
HOW TO APPLY TO COLLEGE
Students may apply online or use a standard paper application. If applying online, students will need to request a transcript from the guidance counselor. Paper applications should be filled out by the student and then given to either the counselor or the guidance secretary who will complete the school’s portion of the application, and will attach a transcript and any other items needed to complete the application and mail it. ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CHECK FOR THE APPLICATION FEE PAYABLE TO THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TO WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.
Students are responsible for checking deadlines for college applications, ACT, SAT, and Achievement Test dates. They are also responsible for requesting that the test company send his/her scores to specific colleges. Forms are available in the Guidance Office if the college is not listed on the test registration.
Most money for meeting college costs is provided by financial aid. To apply for this money, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These forms are available in the high school Guidance Office in January, or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Upon applying to a college, check whether that college has a separate financial aid form. If so, complete this in addition to the FAFSA.
Each year a Financial Aid Workshop is sponsored by the Guidance Department. It is open to parents of all college-bound juniors and seniors. Begin filling out the FAFSA in January as it must be based on the prior year’s income. The deadline for mailing the FAFSA varies from college to college, so parents are encouraged to apply ASAP starting in January. Funds are distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.
Parents are strongly urged to complete the FAFSA because so many financial aid programs, including State and Federal ones, require the FAFSA. Also keep in mind that need is not determined solely on income, but on a combination of many variables (such as other children in college), as well as upon the cost of the college. Check out FAFSA on the Web - the fastest way to apply for student financial aid! http//www.fafsa.ed.gov/
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The PSAT is a shortened version of the SAT. It is a multiple choice test that measures writing skills and verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities important for academic performance in college. Students who plan to attend college will gain experience from taking this examination. Students may also qualify for national scholarships through this testing program, including the National Merit Scholarship which must be taken during his/her junior year to qualify for.
For more information on the PSAT/NMSQT visit: https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt
For test preparation go to: https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/preparation
THIS INFORMATION ONLY APPLIES TO CURRENT
SENIORS (CLASS OF 2017)
Students began taking the OGT starting March of their Sophomore year. Students must pass all 5 sections of the OGT (Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies) in order to graduate. These tests are given 3 times a year: October, March and June which is optional for districts.
Resources for the OGT, including practice tests:
Test Date Registration Deadline
Sept. 10, 2016 Aug. 5, 2016
*Oct. 22, 2016 Sept. 16, 2016
*Dec. 10, 2016 Nov. 4, 2016
*Feb. 11, 2017 Jan. 13, 2017
*Apr. 8, 2017 Mar. 3, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017
*The ACT will be given at DHS on these dates
Registration: Go to www.actstudent.org to register for the test and upload your official photo ID. Be mindful of the deadlines.
Fees: ACT(No Writing): $38.00
ACT Plus Writing: $54.50
***See Mrs. Wolpert to check if you qualify for a fee waiver.***
Preparation and Information: Publications from ACT can be found at www.act.org/aap/resources.html, including test preparation materials and request for extended time or special testing.
Delta High School has access to an online ACT Test Prep course through NOVA. If you are interested in taking this course (you would work on the class during your study hall/at home, you will not earn High School credit), please see Mr. Ripke or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice tests, tips, and an online prep (for purchase): http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/
Reviews of various ACT/SAT test prep options: http://www.reviews.com/act-sat-test-prep-courses/
March 2 Success is an on-line test preparation course that will provide help with taking standardized tests (ACT, SAT, ASVAB), and improve math, language arts, and science skills. March 2 Success is free, brought to you by the US Army.
For more information go to: www.march2success.com
Test Dates for 2016-2017
Test Date Registration Deadline
Oct. 1, 2016 Sept. 1, 2016
Nov. 5, 2016 Oct. 7, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016 Nov. 3, 2016
Jan. 21, 2017 Dec. 21, 2016
March 11, 2017 Feb. 10, 2017
May 6, 2017 Apr. 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017
***To find out if you qualify for a fee waiver and additional information on using fee waivers (including how SAT fee waivers may qualify you for college application fee waivers) go to: sat.org/fee-waivers ***
To register for the SAT go to: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/
For more information on the Redesigned SAT for 2016-17, go to: https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/sat/redesign
Delta High School's Testing Code for national standardized tests is:
Students and parents are advised to do thorough independent search for applicable scholarships outside of the local scholarships that are coordinated by the high school counselor, Mrs. Wolpert.
The best resource for scholarships is the university or college that your student chooses to attend. Once accepted, the admissions office of the college or university can direct you to the necessary steps in applying for their scholarships.
Randomly through the school year, the high school counselor office is informed of scholarships being offered by organizations outside the community. Mrs. Wolpert maintains an email group to push this information out to any parents or students in the senior class who would like to receive notice of these opportunities. If you haven't already, provide Mrs. Wolpert with any email address that you would like on the list to receive these notices.
In February 2017, Mrs Wolpert will present all seniors with the list of local scholarships available to Delta High School graduating seniors. The students will be instructed on the requirements and procedure for application to each scholarship. All other non-local scholarships are the requirement of the students to research and complete the necessary application to be eligible. Parents and students may submit an email to the high school counselor for the purpose of being informed of any scholarships that may come to the Counselor's office via mail or email.
You can begin filling out the FAFSA on January 1st of the year you intend to enroll in college. You will need your income tax information to complete your application. It is best to complete your FAFSA as close to January 1 as possible, as the potential financial aid you may qualify for is limited.
To fill out FAFSA application go to fafsa.ed.gov
Apply for your PIN at pin.ed.gov
If you are a prospective college-bound student athlete, please visit the NCAA website www.eligibilitycenter.org to receive information on eligibility requirements.
The courses you take in high school determine your eligibility status with the NCAA. Make sure you are taking the appropriate courses. See Mrs. Fuerstenau if you need a schedule change. Also, NCAA does not recognize courses taken through on-line credit recovery. If you are a prospective college student athlete, you do not want to take failed courses through our current online program (Gradpoint). You will instead want to re-take the class in the classroom setting. You will also need to check to see if any "first time classes" you are taking through online programming meets NCAA eligibility. Please see Mrs. Fuerstenau if you need to adjust your schedule.
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College Credit Plus
Checklist for Participation
2017-2018 School Year
_____ STEP 1: Attend the College Credit Plus Meeting with a parent/guardian.
______ STEP 2: Return your PDY Schools CCP Intent to Participate form and Counseling form to the DHS Counseling Office by April 1, 2017.
______ STEP 3: Meet with a representative from the institution(s) of higher education to discuss what steps and requirements you must complete to participate in College Credit Plus. This may include anything from orientations, college placement testing, meetings with advisors, online readiness assessments, etc. This is up to the student to determine what is expected. Submit all required application materials by their published deadlines.
______ STEP 4: Decide which course(s) you want to take by looking at the institution of higher education’s course catalog or meeting with your college advisor. Complete the registration form provided by the institution of higher education and submit to the DHS school counselor to sign. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to select their courses to take prior to meeting with the high school counselor. Questions regarding courses are to be directed to the student’s college advisor. Any course taken for graduation credit must be pre-approved before a student can enroll into it.
______ STEP 5: Return any necessary, signed registration forms to the institution of higher education. Turn in a copy of your schedule to the DHS Counseling Office by August 7 for summer and fall semester and by December 14 for spring semester.
It is the student’s responsibility to learn the proper procedure for College Credit Plus participation at the desired institution of higher education and to meet all deadlines and admissions requirements. Failure to complete any step above by the required deadline will result in a student’s ineligibility to participate in College Credit Plus for the following school year.
College Credit Plus (CCP) is a new program governed by the State of Ohio that provides full-time enrolled, college ready students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit before graduation. CCP replaces the post-secondary and dual enrollment options that have been offered in the past and will be effective beginning the 2015-2016 school year. It is vital that both students and parent/guardians educate themselves on the pros and cons of the program and understand the steps that must be taken to qualify for participation.
Program Eligibility: Students must meet ALL criteria in order to participate in CCP. Failure to meet any of the criteria, listed below, will disqualify a student from participation in CCP for the following school year. The deadlines and expectations outlined are non-negotiable and exceptions will not be made for students who fail to comply. Students who are disqualified from participation may re-qualify the following year.
Student must be enrolled full-time in grades 7-12 at Pike Delta York Schools. Full-time students must meet all state testing and graduation requirements.
Student must attend an informational, counseling meeting with a parent/guardian each year prior to the year of participation.
Student must meet the regular admission requirements and be accepted by a participating institution of higher education (IHE).
Student must submit a signed “CCP Intent to Participate” form by April 1 of each year prior to the year of participation.
Student must complete all enrollment requirements of the IHE and have a completed college schedule submitted to the DHS guidance office by August 7 (for Summer and Fall semester courses) and December 14 (for Spring semester courses).
Participation in Courses: Qualified students are eligible to take any available, non-remedial and non-sectarian, course listed in the course catalogue of any participating IHE. Courses should be transferrable and related to a degree of study. Students may take courses from one or multiple participating IHEs. Students may earn a maximum of 30 college credits per academic school year (120 total maximum credits can be earned in grades 7-12) and will be limited in the amount of college credit approved based upon the amount of high school or middle school courses they are also enrolled in. Students may take courses through a variety of means including:
Taking courses on the college campus by college instructors
Taking courses online
Taking University of Findlay courses taught at DHS by a qualified high school instructor (College Writing I, General Physics I, Calculus I, Elementary Statistics, Introduction to Statistics)
Partnering Institutions of Higher Education: Students may participate with any public or participating private IHE in the State of Ohio.
Awarding of Credit and Grades: Students may be awarded credit based on one of two options (see below). Students will be awarded high school credit upon completion of the college coursework and will be awarded the letter grade assigned by the IHE. Grades and credit will be listed on the high school transcript and factored into the high school GPA and class rank.
Option A: Student elects to receive college credit only and the student is held financially responsible for the cost of college coursework.
Option B: Courses are taken for high school and college credit and the Pike Delta York school district is responsible for all costs associated with courses taken at Ohio publicly funded colleges. Costs associated with courses taken at Ohio private colleges may be shared between the student and Pike Delta York Schools.
Under Option B, students may earn a maximum of 30 college credits each academic year.
The maximum number of credits changes according to how many credits a student is participating in at the high school
Example: 5 credits taken at DHS
30 – (5 x 3) = 15 semester hours maximum through CCP for the year
Courses worth 3-5 semester hours equate to 1 full credit at the high school
2 semester hours = 0.66 credits
1 semester hour = 0.33 credits
Costs: Students participating in Option B at a public IHE will have no personal costs associated with participation in college coursework. Students choosing to participate with a private IHE may be assessed a portion of the cost for college coursework, unless they are found to be economically disadvantaged. Students participating under Option A will be held responsible for all financial costs associated with their participation.
Failure or Non-Completion of Courses: Students who fail or do not complete any CCP course will be held financially responsible for the full cost of the course. Failure or non-completion of college courses will negatively impact a student’s high school academic standing and can potentially negatively impact their future college academic standing and financial aid. Students will be prohibited from receiving their high school diploma until all costs due to the school have been remitted to Pike Delta York Schools. Students who are found to be economically disadvantaged (for example, students who qualify for free or reduced lunch) cannot be held financially responsible for the cost of failed courses.
Textbooks: All textbooks will be provided to the student either by the IHE or school district at no cost to the student. The textbooks are the property of the IHE or the school district and must be returned after the course is completed. Failure to return textbooks will result in non-issuance of the college transcript and adding of the cost of the textbook to the student’s fees.
Support Services: As participants in CCP, students are considered to be a student of the IHE and thus have access to all support services available to the student. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these services including academic tutoring, campus libraries, computer labs, career services, transfer coordinators, etc. Students are prohibited from asking Delta High School staff for assistance with their college coursework and are required to utilize their college professors and support services for assistance. It is important to note that the high school counseling office is closed 2 weeks after the last day of school and does not reopen until 2 weeks before the new school year starts. If there is necessary paperwork needed for admissions to the IHE then it needs to be gathered during the time that the high school counseling office is open.
Special Needs Students: Any special needs student who is served on an Individualized Educational Plan or 504 Plan may request to have a copy of that plan sent to the IHE. The college will make decisions about modifications or accommodations to the college courses. In addition, the college, not the high school, will provide any educational interventions that the student and the college feel are appropriate.
School Calendar: CCP courses will follow the IHE calendar as far as start/end dates for their semester and breaks. The DHS/DMS calendars may not align with the IHE calendar. Students will be expected to attend IHE classes even if the DHS/DMS do not have school and will need to attend DHS/DMS even if the college does not have school. Schedules may change at DHS/DMS due to inclement weather and students will need to work with the college and Delta to figure out how to deal with this. School cancellations or delays do not apply to CCP courses taken on the college campus. Students will still be expected to go to class unless the IHE also cancels. Students may not sign up for CCP courses whose meeting time will cause a student to be late or need to leave early from a high school class. Travel time to and from the college must be factored into the student’s schedule.
Scheduling: Students are responsible for working with their advisor assigned by the IHE to schedule their college coursework. All courses being taken at the IHE that are being used to replace a Delta High School graduation requirement must be pre-approved by the DHS guidance counselor. Upon completion of the college schedule, the Delta High School or Middle School guidance counselor will work with students to align their high school/middle school schedule accordingly. Students must maintain full time status when high school and college courses are combined. Schedules for summer and fall semester must be submitted to the appropriate Delta guidance office by August 7 and for spring semester must be submitted by December 14. Students will only come to the high school or middle school during their scheduled course times.
Athletic Eligibility: Prior to finalizing the high school and college schedules, student athletes need to make sure they are taking enough courses to meet Ohio High School Athletic Association eligibility standards. Also, since college grades are only posted at the end of each semester, quarterly eligibility may be affected by taking college classes. Students, who believe they may be eligible to place NCAA or NAIA sports in college, should check with the high school counselor to make sure they are meeting NCAA or NAIA core curriculum guidelines.
Graduation Requirement: All students must meet the Pike Delta York School Board policy for graduation requirements. CCP students will have to take ALL required state end of course and college readiness assessments. The content of many CCP courses will not properly prepare a student for the state end of course exams. For example, a sophomore taking Composition I will be required to take the English 2 end of course exam that covers all areas of English/Language Arts, not just composition.
In the event that the IHE has not provided DHS with a college transcript prior to commencement, the student will be allowed to participate in the graduation exercises but will not receive his/her diploma until satisfactory completion of the course(s) is documented on a college transcript provided by the college.
Point of Contact: Questions regarding the College Credit Plus program should be directed to Andi Wolpert, high school counselor, at email@example.com or by calling 419-822-8247 ext. 3107.
Academic and Social Responsibilities of Participation
Ability to write and read at the college level
Strong study skills
Excellent time-management skills
Ability to ask questions and seek help without the support of an adult
Open-minded to new ideas and differences of opinion
Ability to work with students of various ages and backgrounds
Social maturity to be able to interact successfully with older students
Pros of Participation
Can reduce the overall cost of post-secondary education
Can reduce the overall time needed to complete a degree
Exposes students to the demands and expectations of college prior to high school graduation
Allows students opportunities to expand their learning options
Expands curriculum available to students
May expose students to more challenging coursework
Cons of Participation
Increased responsibility for learning. Parents and the high school will not be notified if the student is not attending class or doing poorly. College professors deal directly with students, not parents, when a concern arises. Missing ANY college classes may adversely affect the grade in the course
If a student attending a college class needs help or assistance, the student will have to work around the office hours maintained by that professor
May negatively impact a student’s connection to the high school and limit participation in high school activities and increase exposure to college activities
Increased financial obligations for education with Option A and Option B if the course is dropped or failed
Student may not be comfortable being in class with other students who are much older
Students will be interacting with college students who are unknown to parents
Increased demands of college coursework and travel
May have a negative impact on grade point average and class rank, especially since one (3-5 credit hr.) college course is equivalent to a whole year at the high school
Credits may not transfer to other colleges
Poor grades may impact the academic standing of student upon enrollment at an IHE after graduation
College and high school vacations may not coincide. Students will need to attend college classes even if the high school is on winter or spring break or the high school is delayed or canceled due to weather
Eligibility for Delta High School’s quarterly honor roll requires a student to take a minimum of four classes for which a 9 week grade is received. Students who participate in CCP and do not take 4 classes in which a quarterly grade is received at Delta and/or Four County will not be eligible for the quarterly honor roll
Examples of College Credit Plus course pathways:
15 Credit Hour Pathway (University of Findlay
taught at DHS)
College Writing I
Introduction to Sociology
General Physics I/Lab
15 Credit Hour Pathway (Northwest State Community College)
Arts & Humanities Elective
Natural Science Elective
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
* Visit NSCC website for listing of elective options
30 Credit Hour Pathway (Northwest State Community College)
* Visit NSCC website for details
Delta High School had one reported incident of bullying from August 2016 thru December 2016. Only those situations that follow the Pike Delta York Board policy 5517.01 definition for harassment, intimidation, and bullying are included in this report. There may have been additional situations that were reported during this time frame, but they did not meet the criteria for bullying.