Area school officials come to campus to learn about College Credit Plus

College-Credit-Plus_logo_lo-res_jan2015Superintendents and high school principals from throughout the region visit Youngstown State University on Thursday, March 12, to learn more about YSU’s College Credit Plus program.

YSU President Jim Tressel and Interim Provost Martin Abraham will be on hand to address superintendents and principals at the event that begins at 8 a.m. in McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall on the YSU campus.

College Credit Plus is the new name for the College in High School and SB140 programs at YSU, both of which are dual enrollment initiatives allowing qualified high school students to earn college credit at YSU. College in High School provides college-credit courses taught at local high schools; SB140 allows qualified high school students to come to campus to earn college credit. Both will now be under the name College Credit Plus.

CCP is administered by the YSU Metro Credit Education Outreach Office. For more information, email ccp@ysu.edu or contact Shanna Blinn, program coordinator, at 330-941-2466.

The College in High School initiative has experienced significant growth since its start in 2006, expanding from eight schools and nine instructors in one county to 44 schools and 140 instructors in 4 counties. In the past eight years, 2,132 College in High School students have earned more than 14,000 college credit hours. This academic year, nearly 1,000 students are enrolled in nearly 7,000 credit hour courses.