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 9 college credit hours.
- During the summer between 11th and 12th grade years - may earn up to 9 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, photography, band, music classes
- 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.
- 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.
- Student may only enroll in the 16-week courses offered by a school.
- 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 may not take any 8-week course, at any college, during the school year. Doing so would put them over the maximum number of hours (19) allowed by the State Regents.
Students may also take concurrent classes during the school year at OCCC, OSU/OKC, Rose State, Mid-American Christian University, Univ of Okla, Oral Roberts University, or Oklahoma State University (online only.), as long as it is a 16-week course and will work with the student's schedule.
Students will not be allowed to leave CCS during the day and return to do a concurrent class during the first five hours of the day. For instance, if a student only had 3rd hour and 7th hour to do concurrent classes, they would not be allowed, to leave during 3rd hour and return for 4th - 6th hours. We do not have space available for students to do concurrent clases during the day.
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.
Oral Roberts University does have a concurrent enrollment program for students in 9th - 12th grades that is outside the realm of the State Regents. The State Regents restricts students to the 19 credit hours per semester, so for CCS students that can only do concurrent in the summer or during their senior year after taking the first five hours at CCS. For more information on this program, please contact Katie Hesser, Advantage Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org advantage.oru.edu
The ORU Advantage Program is now in the process of enrolling students for Fall 2023 and we’d be honored to have the opportunity to partner with you!
The Advantage Program offers high school students, grades 9-12, an opportunity to:
- Earn both high school and college credit through online courses taught with a Holy Spirit-empowered, Christian world view
- Take up to 10 credit hours per semester
- Choose from over 30 online courses
These college-level courses are:
- Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
- Transferable to other universities and institutions nationwide
- $60/credit hour (with an additional $70 digital text book fee per course)
- 15 weeks long, taught and developed by ORU faculty
- Limited to high school students only
ORU supports your students by:
- Monitoring grades on a weekly basis
- Communicating with you in the event a student begins to underperform
- Providing high school facilitators access to students’ work in our online learning management platform (D2L)
- Providing the opportunity for a qualified member of your current faculty to teach our course on-site*