CM, Blan, EC and ESC to host college credit informational night

By Diana Miller - For The News Journal

CLINTON COUNTY — The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, in partnership with Blanchester Local Schools, Clinton-Massie Local Schools, and East Clinton Local Schools, is hosting an evening informational night to publicize information and guidance on Ohio’s new College Credit Plus initiative.

Formerly known as PSEO (post-secondary enrollment options), College Credit Plus provides students an opportunity to take courses and earn high school and college credit that appears on both their high school and college transcripts.

Parents and their students entering grades 7 through 12 in the 2016-2017 school year are encouraged to attend.

The College Credit Plus Informational Night will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Oaks Career Development Center, 300 Oak Drive, Wilmington. A 15-minute general overview will be given at 6:30 p.m. in the mall area of the Laurel Oaks main facility to share basic elements and principles of the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.

At the conclusion of the explanation, parents and students will be invited to meet with their respective high school counselors to learn district-specific information pertaining to College Credit Plus, the risks and benefits of participation, as well as application requirements, timelines, and procedures for expressing intent to participate.

The culminating event of the evening will be a College Informational Fair. Several Institutions of Higher Education, including area colleges and universities, have been invited to participate. Representatives from various institutions will share information about their College Credit Plus options and distribute materials necessary for students considering enrollment.

Blanchester, East Clinton and Clinton-Massie students currently in grades 6 through 11 and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this College Credit Plus Informational Night on Thursday, Jan. 21from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Oaks Career Development Center, 300 Oak Drive, Wilmington.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

By Diana Miller

For The News Journal