College Credit Plus (CCP)...what's next?


Attention Parents!


Have you heard about College Credit Plus, but are struggling to understand how your student can get involved? A virtual Statewide Information Session was held on February 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. Please use the following links to review the slide presentation and the recording of this event. We shared the top ten things you should know about College Credit Plus. 



Nonpublic (FC) & Homeschool Families 

Please see the Steps to Apply for funding for 2021-2022 document for information for the upcoming academic year.
 

SAFE Account Integration with the OH|ID System

The SAFE Portal is being integrated with the OH|ID System in order to process applications in a more secure, streamlined way. All homeschool and nonpublic student families will need to access the funding award letters through the new OH|ID System.


 
Important Reminders:

  • All public school, private school and homeschool students must declare their intent to participate by April 1 each year, even if they participated last year (in response to COVID-19 extended to May 1, 2021). Letters of intent for public school students may be downloaded from the “Forms” section below. Letters of intent for private school and homeschool students will be included in the funding application, starting in 2020. 
  • Parents of private and homeschool students are required to establish an OH|ID account before the family can apply for funding (https://ohid.ohio.gov(link sends e-mail)). The OH|ID account can be established at any time, and has replaced the SAFE Portal to access funding applications and awards.

It's important to decide the CCP college where you will enroll. If, for example, you choose Ohio University-Lancaster, you will: 

  • Complete the Ohio University-Lancaster CCP admissions application.
  • Request that FC Guidance Office submit an official transcript to OU-L.
  • Receive an acceptance letter from OU-L, which is needed to complete your SAFE account.
  • Complete orientation/course selection/registration with OU-L.
  • OU-L courses will be selected prior to FC's final master calendar being determined. Please let Dr. Lozada know the courses for which you have registered at OU-L. FC courses will be chosen accordingly.

Summer Gym at FC

For those still needing to complete a PE requirement (all FC students have two gym credits for graduation, 0.25 credits each), we are, once again, looking forward to our traditional in-person summer gym:
Tuesday 6/1-6/4
and
Monday 6/7-6/10
7:30-3:30, cost is $125 per student 

Searching for Career Mentors

Students are encouraged to explore career options by taking online inventories, talking with college admissions counselors, and shadowing professionals in their work settings. I'm currently searching for computer professionals and/or computer engineers who would be willing to have an FC junior shadow you for any amount of time. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please email me at slozada@cdeducation.org

Seniors! Did You Request an Official Transcript?

For all of the colleges that seniors plan to apply for admissions, FC must send an official transcript. However, many students forget to ask the Guidance Office to send ppppppe, please check with the colleges (simply call Admissions and explain that you are "calling to be sure that my admissions application is complete") to which you have applied to make sure that your official transcript has been received. If not, let Dr. Lozada know. For students applying to a college through the Common App, a transcript will be uploaded and there is no need to notify the Guidance Office (Common App sends an email notification).

Juniors! Now is the Time for Visits

While not all schools are offering on-campus tours, many are and more are opening up each day. Time away from school for college visits is an excused absence. Many students/families like to schedule two visits on one day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, if travel time in between allows. To schedule, visit the college website. If on campus visits are not happening, please talk with admissions staff to get a better idea of how to learn about campus.

What Am I Going to Be When I Grow Up?

If struggling with career/major options, students are encouraged to visit yourfreecareertest.com or ONetonline.org

Finding the Right College During COVID

The "new normal" continues to develop in regard to campus visits, test availability & scores, athletic recruitment and the colleges who visit FCHS throughout the fall. As information becomes available, the Guidance Office is committed to keeping families and students up to date.