GET A HEAD-START ON COLLEGE AND EARN COLLEGE CREDIT WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL
Orchard Park High School, in partnership with SUNY Erie’s Advanced Studies and Bryant & Stratton’s JumpStart programs, gives high school students an opportunity to earn dual credit (both high school and college) while enrolled in high school. By taking concurrent enrollment courses, high school students start earning college credit and get a headstart on their post-secondary degree.
WHAT CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE AT OPHS?
If a student is enrolled in one of the courses listed below, they may elect to take the course for dual credit and earn high school and college credit. Some courses may have prerequisites; please review the prerequisites listed in the curriculum handbook prior to enrolling. Courses are taught by an approved OPHS teacher on-site and are offered in a yearlong or semester schedule, depending on the course.
SUNY Erie BU121 Accounting Principles I
SUNY Erie MT116- Algebra in the Real World
SUNY Erie BU233 Consumer Finance
SUNY Erie PA205 Introduction to Law
SUNY Erie MT181- Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
College Success Skills
SUNY Erie GS111 College Success Skills
Principles of Marketing
Bryant & Stratton BUSS110 Marketing Principles
SUNY Erie DA106 Intro. to Microcomputer Applications
SUNY Erie MT180- Pre-Calculus Mathematics
WILL MY CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT CLASSES TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY?
Most courses offered will meet a post-secondary program’s general education requirements and are transferable to most two- and four-year institutions. Once your dual credit courses are complete, please request your college transcript be sent to your institution of choice.
HOW MUCH WILL A DUAL CREDIT COURSE COST?
SUNY Erie is incredibly affordable, just $88 per credit hour (your student’s teacher will have the most current rate when class begins). Most courses are 3-4 credit hours. OPHS provides textbooks at no cost to the student. Bryant & Stratton provides the college credit at no cost to students. Since OPHS provides the textbooks, the courses offered through Bryant & Stratton are completely free!
WHEN CAN I REGISTER?
Students who elect to enroll in their high school course as a dual credit student will register within the first few weeks of school, either with their high school instructor OR a college representative during their scheduled class period. Once enrolled in a dual credit course, students must abide by the college's drop and withdrawal dates. Students may withdraw from the college portion of the course, but may still be responsible for tuition and may have a grade of "W" reported on their transcript.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHO CAN I CONTACT?
For more information about SUNY Erie's Advanced Studies program click here. For more information about Bryant & Stratton and/or the courses offered at OPHS, contact the instructional Leader for the department that offers your course of interest:
Department Instructional Leader Email Phone
Business Mrs. Kristen Casto firstname.lastname@example.org 209-6213
Mathematics Mr. Bret Norvilitis email@example.com 209-6223