Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, the State of Ohio will implement the College Credit Plus program, which is similar to the district's former dual credit program.
Through this program, if a student takes courses through a public college or university, there is no charge to the family; the cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks is covered by the school district and the college or university. The State of Ohio now has arrangements with all of its public colleges and universities to help with transfer of credit. CCP can save students both time and money, and with careful selection of courses, students can earn college credits that count toward a degree.
Mariemont High School students have two options for taking college coursework. The first and more traditional option is for the students to take their CCP courses at the high school. Mariemont High School offers two such courses: honors chemistry and honors pre-calculus. Students who wish to take these courses for dual credit will need to take placement tests that are required by the university. Students should watch their email for instructions from the director of college and career counseling or they may see the director for details.. Another option is for students to take the coursework on any college or university campus that is within a 30-mile radius of Mariemont High School. Students who choose this option may choose from any course in the college catalog. Although the school district will incur the cost for the course and associated materials as mandated by the new state law, the student must provide and pay for his/her own transportation. Students need to notify their counselor by April 1 if they are interested in the second option.