Students who desire to take college credit classes (concurrent enrollment) during their high school years have the opportunity to do so through their local colleges.
- During the summer between 10th and 11th grade years - may earn up to 6 college credit hours.
- During the summer between 11th and 12th grade years - may earn up to 6 college credit hours.
- During their 12th grade years, if they qualify, may take 4 college credit hours per semester.
Juniors must have completed the following by the end of their junior year if considering concurrent enrollment their senior year during school:
- Economics with financial planning
- One full year (two semesters) of fine arts credits in 9th-11th grade years: art classes, speech, drama, photography, band, music classes (Theory/choir/guitar)
- Three years of math: Algebra I and above (9th-11th grades) i.e.: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Seniors must meet the following CCS criteria, and the criteria specified by the college of their choice. Students may only attend college classes offered after 12:10pm daily.
- Be enrolled in a minimum of 5 hours at CCS (1st - 5th hour). Days which students are not in classes at the college could be used to complete school work.
- May only take courses not offered at CCS. (English, history, and math may not be replaced through concurrent enrollment.)
- Be required to take a math and/or science course at CCS regardless of number of math/science credits as a senior unless a student has taken all courses offered in a field at CCS.
- Be required to take math and science course at CCS their junior year.
- 4 years of high school English
- 4 years of high school math (if 4 years of science taken, then math may be 3 years)
- 4 years of high school science (if 4 years of math taken, then science may be 3 years)
- 4 years of Bible
- Completed economics with financial planning and a full year fine arts credit (see above)
- Meet all requirements for graduation set by state law.
- Students doing concurrent enrollment will not be allowed to serve as a class officer.
- Seniors must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in their classes at CCS in order to qualify and continue as a concurrent enrollment student. GPA will be checked at the end of each semester.
- As a concurrent enrollment student, any changes must be made no later than two weeks into the course - such as withdrawal or change in class - regardless of the drop date set by the college.
- Concurrent enrollment does not include zero level courses.
- Full tuition will be assessed at CCS.
- Concurrent college courses will be included on the CCS high school transcript. Grades will not be included in the student's high school GPA. This is not at the discretion of the student.
*A waiver must be signed allowing the high school advisor to check the student's college course GPA.
*If a student falls below a 2.0 GPA in their concurrent enrollment course, they will not be allowed to take any further concurrent enrollment courses. (This ruling comes from the State Board of Oklahoma and the colleges.)
Students taking concurrent classes through OCCC, must enroll in two - 3 hour classes for the 16-week session as of the fall of 2020. If a 2.0GPA is not maintained in both courses, they will not be allowed to continue concurrent for the following semester.
CCS provides a policy that allows students to choose concurrent enrollment during the last year of high school, however:
1. CCS believes that students should exhaust the full benefits of the high school program, academically and socially, before embarking upon the college campus.
2. CCS believes that students benefit by remaining as full-time high school students until graduation.
3. CCS believes the last year of high school is critical to solidify faith, nurture emotional balance, and promote personal maturity.