GET A HEAD-START ON COLLEGE...
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.
BU121 - Accounting Principles I
MT116- Algebra in the Real World
MT143 - Introductory Statistics
BU233 - Consumer Finance
PA205 - Introduction to Law
MT181- Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
College Success Skills
GS111 - College Success Skills
Principles of Marketing
BU 151 - Marketing I
DA106 - Intro. to Microcomputer Applications
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 with a grade of 'C' or better 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 at just 1/3 of ECC's normal tuition rate (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.
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:
Business Department IL: Mr. Patrick Loftus | firstname.lastname@example.org | 209-6213
Mathematics: Mr. Bret Norvilitis | email@example.com | 209-6223