COLLEGE IN CANBY
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Dual credit courses are advanced high school courses by a high school for which a high school student can earn both college and high school credit simultaneously. Dual credit coursework enables students to make progress towards a college degree before they finish high school and save on overall costs of a college education. Upon completion of a dual credit course, a student's grade and credit(s) are recorded on both the high school and college transcripts. Dual credit coursework may take place at Canby High School online, or at the specific college that correlates with a course a student takes.
Canby High School, in conjunction with Clackamas Community College, Portland Community College, Blue Mountain Community College, Central Oregon Community College and Oregon Tech (Wilsonville), offers students the opportunity to earn college credit on the CHS campus. The curriculum matches with courses offered at the college and CHS instructors meet the requirements to teach college courses. Their are dual-credit courses available in academic as well as elective programs for grades 9-12.
It is important to note that as a student taking dual credit courses, students may have additional responsibility for their academic success and meeting dual credit deadlines. In order to earn college credit, students register online with the college and pay from $0-$25 per college credit. Please by sure to checkout the "Important Deadlines" box below as well as on the individual pages for information regarding dual credit deadlines and the registration processes
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) COURSES
Advanced Placement is a national program, run by the College Board, to provide opportunities to do college-level AP classes, taught by trained CHS instructors, preparing them to take the national AP exam in May. There is a fee associated with the exam. Depending on the student's score, college may choose to grant credit or waive prerequisites.
Every student is encouraged to take at least one AP or dual credit class in high school. In AP classes, students face new challenges, learn new skills and dig deeper in subjects.
TRANSFERRING COLLEGE CREDITS
The credits earned in dual credit classes are transferable to most colleges and universities nationwide; however, families are encouraged to check with prospective colleges for details on transferable credit.
EXPANDED OPTION PROGRAM (EOP)
Senate Bill 300 creates opportunities for high school students age 16 and over to take courses on a college campus that are not offered by their home high school. Interested students must meet with their Academic Counselor as well as an advisor at Clackamas Community College. Students must provide their own transportation and must take CCC placement tests and score at the appropriate level.