Dual Credit: Earning College Credit in High School!
Dual Credit means you've earned college credit in the high school.
OHS has a number of Dual Credit options:
- Running Start - see the associated page for this program within this website!
- AP Classes - check with your intended college to determine what test level you need to earn college credit!
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes offered at the high school - see our online Course Catalog for a list of CTE classes
Have you taken CTE classes (Robotics, Intro to Medical Careers, Criminal Law, Anatomy and Physiology, etc), and earned a "B" or better? If so, you may have earned college credit! To find out, see the attached flyer! Contact information is included on the flyer!!!
Definitions per OSPI: Dual Credit Courses and Passage of Dual Credit Courses
To be considered “dual credit” and meet the graduation alternatives requirement, a course must satisfy the following three criteria:
- It generates high school credit toward graduation.
- It is articulated with, or could directly result in, college credit (100 level or above) from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
- According to the respective regionally accredited institution of higher education, it is classified as an “English” or “Mathematics” course (i.e. ENGL 101, MATH 107), or it fulfills an English/Communications or Mathematics/Quantitative requirement as verified in the student’s post-secondary degree plan.
“Passage” of a dual credit course requires that the student earn high school credit for the course, as identified on the student’s high school transcript. Students may be required to achieve a certain letter grade or GPA to earn or have the option to earn college credit, as determined by the regionally accredited institution of higher education.