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Dual Credit Options

Students at Fitch High School have two ways to obtain both high school credit and college credit at the same time:

1. Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers college level courses in various disciplines with the primary aim of preparing a student to master college level material while in a secondary school environment. AP offers a learning experience which is more challenging and requires more work and time than typical high school/college preparatory/honors courses. 

The AP Exam is an option for students who wish to earn articulated college credit in the respective AP courses. The Exams are administered in May on national test dates established by the College Board. Scores range from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The determination of an acceptable score, placement and whether or not credit is awarded is at the discretion of the receiving college/university. Regardless, the challenges of learning, preparing for, and taking the exam remain among the best experiences in preparing for college level learning. These courses that offer potential articulated college credit are designated throughout the Program of Studies with the following icon: 

The fee for the AP exam is approximately $95. In some cases (i.e., free/reduced lunch participants, hardship, etc.) partial fee waivers are possible. Students with learning disabilities may request extended time or special accommodations by filing paperwork with College Board at least two months prior to the exams. 


2. College Credit Plus Program (CCP)

College Credit Plus is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families

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