Chapter 3365: COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PROGRAM

3365.01 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Post-secondary enrollment options program definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "College" means any state-assisted college or university described in section 3333.041 of the Revised Code, any nonprofit institution holding a certificate of authorization pursuant to Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code, any private institution exempt from regulation under Chapter 3332. of the Revised Code as prescribed in section 3333.046 of the Revised Code, and any institution holding a certificate of registration from the state board of career colleges and schools and program authorization for an associate or bachelor's degree program issued under section 3332.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) "School district," except as specified in division (G) of this section, means any school district to which a student is admitted under section 3313.64, 3313.65, 3313.98, or 3317.08 of the Revised Code and does not include a joint vocational or cooperative education school district.

(C) "Parent" has the same meaning as in section 3313.64 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Participant" means a student enrolled in a college under the post-secondary enrollment options program established by this chapter, including a student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Secondary grade" means the ninth through twelfth grades.

(F) "School foundation payments" means the amount required to be paid to a school district for a fiscal year under Chapter 3317. of the Revised Code.

(G) "Tuition base" means the formula amount specified in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code for the applicable fiscal year .

(H) "Educational program" means enrollment in one or more school districts, in a nonpublic school, or in a college under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Nonpublic school" means a chartered or nonchartered school for which minimum standards are prescribed by the state board of education pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code.

(J) "School year" means the year beginning on the first day of July and ending on the thirtieth day of June.

(K) "Community school" means any school established pursuant to Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code that includes secondary grades.

(L) "STEM school" means a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 04-03-2003; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007

3365.01 [Effective 9/17/2014] College Credit Plus program definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Articulated credit" means post-secondary credit that is reflected on the official record of a student at an institution of higher education only upon enrollment at that institution after graduation from a secondary school.

(B) "Default ceiling amount" means one of the following amounts, whichever is applicable:

(1) For a participant enrolled in a college operating on a semester schedule, the amount calculated according to the following formula:

((0.83 X formula amount) / 30)

X number of enrolled credit hours

(2) For a participant enrolled in a college operating on a quarter schedule, the amount calculated according to the following formula:

((0.83 X formula amount) / 45)

X number of enrolled credit hours

(C) "Default floor amount" means twenty-five per cent of the default ceiling amount.

(D) "Eligible out-of-state college" means any institution of higher education that is located outside of Ohio and is approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents to participate in the college credit plus program.

(E) "Fee" means any course-related fee and any other fee imposed by the college, but not included in tuition, for participation in the program established by this chapter.

(F) "Formula amount" has the same meaning as in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Governing entity" means a board of education of a school district, a governing authority of a community school established under Chapter 3314., a governing body of a STEM school established under Chapter 3326., or a board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school established under Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code.

(H) "Home-instructed participant" means a student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, and is participating in the program established by this chapter.

(I) "Maximum per participant charge amount" means one of the following amounts, whichever is applicable:

(1) For a participant enrolled in a college operating on a semester schedule, the amount calculated according to the following formula:

((formula amount / 30)

X number of enrolled credit hours)

(2) For a participant enrolled in a college operating on a quarter schedule, the amount calculated according to the following formula:

((formula amount / 45)

X number of enrolled credit hours)

(J) "Nonpublic secondary school" means a chartered school for which minimum standards are prescribed by the state board of education pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Number of enrolled credit hours" means the number of credit hours for a course in which a participant is enrolled during the previous term after the date on which a withdrawal from a course would have negatively affected the participant's transcripted grade, as prescribed by the college's established withdrawal policy.

(L) "Parent" has the same meaning as in section 3313.64 of the Revised Code.

(M) "Participant" means any student enrolled in a college under the program established by this chapter.

(N) "Partnering college" means a college with which a public or nonpublic secondary school has entered into an agreement in order to offer the program established by this chapter.

(O) "Partnering secondary school" means a public or nonpublic secondary school with which a college has entered into an agreement in order to offer the program established by this chapter.

(P) "Private college" means any of the following:

(1) A nonprofit institution holding a certificate of authorization pursuant to Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code;

(2) An institution holding a certificate of registration from the state board of career colleges and schools and program authorization for an associate or bachelor's degree program issued under section 3332.05 of the Revised Code;

(3) A private institution exempt from regulation under Chapter 3332. of the Revised Code as prescribed in section 3333.046 of the Revised Code.

(Q) "Public college" means a "state institution of higher education" in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code, excluding the northeast Ohio medical university.

(R) "Public secondary school" means a school serving grades nine through twelve in a city, local, or exempted village school district, a joint vocational school district, a community school established under Chapter 3314., a STEM school established under Chapter 3326., or a college-preparatory boarding school established under Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code.

(S) "School year" has the same meaning as in section 3313.62 of the Revised Code.

(T) "Secondary grade" means any of grades nine through twelve.

(U) "Transcripted credit" means post-secondary credit that is conferred by an institution of higher education and is reflected on a student's official record at that institution upon completion of a course.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.02 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Post-secondary enrollment options program.

There is hereby established the post-secondary enrollment options program under which a secondary grade student who is a resident of this state may enroll at a college, on a full- or part-time basis, and complete nonsectarian courses for high school and college credit.

Secondary grade students in a nonpublic school may participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program if the chief administrator of such school notifies the department of education by the first day of April prior to the school year in which the school's students will participate.

The state board of education, after consulting with the board of regents, shall adopt rules governing the program. The rules shall include:

(A) Requirements for school districts, community schools, or participating nonpublic schools to provide information about the program prior to the first day of March of each year to all students enrolled in grades eight through eleven;

(B) A requirement that a student or the student's parent inform the district board of education, the governing authority of a community school, the STEM school chief administrative officer, or the nonpublic school administrator by the thirtieth day of March of the student's intent to participate in the program during the following school year. The rule shall provide that any student who fails to provide the notification by the required date may not participate in the program during the following school year without the written consent of the district superintendent, the governing authority of a community school, the STEM school chief administrative officer, or the nonpublic school administrator.

(C) Requirements that school districts, community schools, and STEM schools provide counseling services to students in grades eight through eleven and to their parents before the students participate in the program under this chapter to ensure that students and parents are fully aware of the possible risks and consequences of participation. Counseling information shall include without limitation:

(1) Program eligibility;

(2) The process for granting academic credits;

(3) Financial arrangements for tuition, books, materials, and fees;

(4) Criteria for any transportation aid;

(5) Available support services;

(6) Scheduling;

(7) The consequences of failing or not completing a course in which the student enrolls and the effect of the grade attained in the course being included in the student's grade point average, if applicable;

(8) The effect of program participation on the student's ability to complete the district's or school's graduation requirements;

(9) The academic and social responsibilities of students and parents under the program;

(10) Information about and encouragement to use the counseling services of the college in which the student intends to enroll.

(11) A list of all institutions of higher education that currently participate in the program or in another dual enrollment program, as defined in section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code, compiled and distributed by the department of education pursuant to division (G) of this section.

(D) A requirement that the student and the student's parent sign a form, provided by the school district or school, stating that they have received the counseling required by division (C) of this section and that they understand the responsibilities they must assume in the program;

(E) The options required by section 3365.04 of the Revised Code;

(F) A requirement that student participation in the program be based solely on a participating college's established placement standards for college-level courses for which credit is awarded.

(G) A requirement that the department of education annually compile a list of all institutions of higher education that currently participate in the program or in another dual enrollment program as defined in section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code and, not later than the thirty-first day of December of each school year, distribute this list to all school districts, community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools in the state.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 06-30-2006; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.02 [Effective 9/17/2014] College Credit Plus program; creation.

(A) There is hereby established the college credit plus program under which, beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, a secondary grade student who is a resident of this state may enroll at a college, on a full- or part-time basis, and complete nonsectarian, nonremedial courses for high school and college credit. The program shall govern arrangements in which a secondary grade student enrolls in a college and, upon successful completion of coursework taken under the program, receives transcripted credit from the college, except for any of the following:

(1) An agreement governing an early college high school program that meets any of the exemption criteria under division (E) of section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code;

(2) An advanced placement course or international baccalaureate diploma course, as described in divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code;

(3) Until July 1, 2016, a career-technical education program that is approved by the department of education under section 3317.161 of the Revised Code and grants articulated credit to students participating in that program.

(B) Any student enrolled in a public or nonpublic secondary school in the student's ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade; any student enrolled in a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school in the student's ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade; and any student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code and is the equivalent of a ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade student, may participate in the program, if the student meets the applicable eligibility criteria in section 3365.03 of the Revised Code. If a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school student chooses to participate in the program, that student shall be subject to the same requirements as a home-instructed student who chooses to participate in the program under this chapter.

(C) All public secondary schools and all public colleges shall participate in the program and are subject to the requirements of this chapter. Any nonpublic secondary school or private college that chooses to participate in the program shall also be subject to the requirements of this chapter.

(D) The chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and in consultation with the superintendent of public instruction, shall adopt rules governing the program.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.021 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Counseling provided to students and parents of nonpublic school.

The chief administrator of any nonpublic school notifying the department of education that students of the school will participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program shall provide counseling to students in grades eight through eleven and to their parents before the students participate in the program to ensure that students and parents are fully aware of the possible risks and consequences of participation. Such counseling shall include explaining the fact that funding may be limited and that not all students who wish to participate may be able to do so.

The chief administrator also shall provide students and parents with a list of all institutions of higher education that currently participate in the program or in another dual enrollment program as defined in section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code, compiled and distributed by the department of education pursuant to division (G) of section 3365.02 of the Revised Code.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 06-30-1997

3365.022 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Post-Secondary enrollment options program for homeschooled students.

(A) Beginning July 1, 2013, a student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, and is the equivalent of a ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grader may participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program established under this chapter.

(B)

(1) If a student meets the criteria established in division (A) of this section and wishes to participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program, the parent or guardian of that student shall notify the department of education by the first day of April prior to the school year in which the student wishes to participate.

(2) For the 2013-2014 school year, the department may accept applications at a later date if that student wishes to participate in the program during the 2013-2014 school year.

(C) Pursuant to rules adopted by the state board of education under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code, payments to a participating college, in which home-instructed students enrolled pursuant to this section, shall be made in the same manner as payments made for participating students from nonpublic secondary schools, pursuant to section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

3365.03 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Student may apply for college enrollment.

(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a student enrolled in a school district, a community school, a STEM school, or a participating nonpublic school may apply to a college to enroll in it during the student's ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade school year under this chapter. For purposes of this division, during the period of an expulsion imposed under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code or extended under division (F) of that section, a student is ineligible to apply to enroll in a college under this section, unless the student is admitted to another school district or community school, or a participating nonpublic school. If a student is enrolled in a college under this section at the time the student is expelled under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code, the student's status for the remainder of the college term in which the expulsion is imposed shall be determined under section 3365.041 of the Revised Code.

(B) If a college accepts a student who applies under this section, it shall send written notice to the student, the student's school district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school, and the superintendent of public instruction within ten days after acceptance. Within ten days after each enrollment for a term, the college shall also send the student, the student's school district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school, and the superintendent of public instruction a written notice indicating the courses and hours of enrollment of the student and the option elected by the student under division (A) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code for each course.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.03 [Effective 9/17/2014] Enrollment in CCP; eligibility.

(A) A student enrolled in a public or nonpublic secondary school during the student's ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade school year; a student enrolled in a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school in the student's ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade school year; or a student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code and is the equivalent of a ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade student, may apply to and enroll in a college under the college credit plus program.

(1) In order for a public secondary school student to participate in the program, all of the following criteria shall be met:

(a) The student or the student's parent shall inform the principal, or equivalent, of the student's school by the first day of April of the student's intent to participate in the program during the following school year. Any student who fails to provide the notification by the required date may not participate in the program during the following school year without the written consent of the principal, or equivalent. If a student seeks consent from the principal after failing to provide notification by the required date, the principal shall notify the department of education of the student's intent to participate within ten days of the date on which the student seeks consent. If the principal does not provide written consent, the student may appeal the principal's decision to the state board of education. Not later than thirty days after the notification of the appeal, the state board shall hear the appeal and shall make a decision to either grant or deny that student's participation in the program.

(b) The student shall both:

(i) Apply to a public or a participating private college, or an eligible out-of-state college participating in the program, in accordance with the college's established procedures for admission, pursuant to section 3365.05 of the Revised Code;

(ii) Meet the college's established standards for admission and for course placement, including course-specific capacity limitations, pursuant to section 3365.05 of the Revised Code.

(c) The student shall elect at the time of enrollment to participate under either division (A) or (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code for each course under the program.

(d) The student and the student's parent shall sign a form, provided by the school, stating that they have received the counseling required under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code and that they understand the responsibilities they must assume in the program.

(2) In order for a nonpublic secondary school student, a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school student, or a home-instructed student to participate in the program, both of the following criteria shall be met:

(a) The student shall meet the criteria in divisions (A)(1)(b) and (c) of this section.

(b)

(i) If the student is enrolled in a nonpublic secondary school, that student shall send to the department of education a copy of the student's acceptance from a college and an application. The application shall be made on forms provided by the state board of education and shall include information about the student's proposed participation, including the school year in which the student wishes to participate; and the semesters or terms the student wishes to enroll during such year. The department shall mark each application with the date and time of receipt.

(ii) If the student is enrolled in a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school or is home-instructed, the parent or guardian of that student shall notify the department by the first day of April prior to the school year in which the student wishes to participate.

(B) Except as provided for in division (C) of this section and in sections 3365.031 and 3365.032 of the Revised Code:

(1) No public secondary school shall prohibit a student enrolled in that school from participating in the program if that student meets all of the criteria in division (A)(1) of this section.

(2) No participating nonpublic secondary school shall prohibit a student enrolled in that school from participating in the program if the student meets all of the criteria in division (A)(2) of this section and, if the student is enrolled under division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code, the student is awarded funding from the department in accordance with rules adopted by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, in consultation with the superintendent of public instruction, pursuant to section 3365.071 of the Revised Code.

(C) For purposes of this section, during the period of an expulsion imposed by a public secondary school, a student is ineligible to apply to enroll in a college under this section, unless the student is admitted to another public secondary or participating nonpublic secondary school. If a student is enrolled in a college under this section at the time the student is expelled, the student's status for the remainder of the college term in which the expulsion is imposed shall be determined under section 3365.032 of the Revised Code.

(D) Upon a student's graduation from high school, participation in the college credit plus program shall not affect the student's eligibility at any public college for scholarships or for other benefits or opportunities that are available to first-time college students and are awarded by that college, regardless of the number of credit hours that the student completed under the program.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.031 [Effective 9/17/2014] Restrictions on enrollment.

(A) A student in grade nine may not enroll in courses under this chapter for which the student elects under division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code to receive credit toward high school graduation for more than the equivalent of four academic school years. A student enrolling in courses under this chapter may not enroll in courses in which the student elects to receive credit toward high school graduation for more than the equivalent of:

(1) Three academic school years, if the student so enrolls for the first time in grade ten;

(2) Two academic school years, if the student so enrolls for the first time in grade eleven;

(3) One academic school year, if the student so enrolls for the first time in grade twelve.

(B) The restrictions prescribed in division (A) of this section shall be reduced proportionately for any such student who enrolls in the program during the course of a school year in accordance with rules adopted under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code.

Renumbered from § 3365.06 and amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 06-30-1997

3365.032 [Effective 9/17/2014] Notice of expulsion of student.

(A) When a public secondary school expels a student under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code or, for a college-preparatory boarding school established under Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code, in accordance with the school's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 3328.13 of the Revised Code, the superintendent, or equivalent, shall send a written notice of the expulsion to any college in which the expelled student is enrolled under section 3365.03 of the Revised Code at the time the expulsion is imposed. The notice shall indicate the date the expulsion is scheduled to expire. The notice also shall indicate whether the school has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code or, for a college-preparatory boarding school, in accordance with the school's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 3328.13 of the Revised Code to deny high school credit for courses taken under the college credit plus program during an expulsion. If the expulsion is extended under division (F) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code or, for a college-preparatory boarding school, in accordance with the school's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 3328.13 of the Revised Code, the superintendent, or equivalent, shall notify the college of the extension.

(B) A college may withdraw its acceptance under section 3365.03 of the Revised Code of a student who is expelled from school under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code or, for a college-preparatory boarding school, in accordance with the school's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 3328.13 of the Revised Code. As provided in section 3365.03 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether the college withdraws its acceptance of the student for the college term in which the student is expelled, the student is ineligible to enroll in a college under that section for subsequent college terms during the period of the expulsion, unless the student enrolls in another public school or a participating nonpublic school during that period.

If a college withdraws its acceptance of an expelled student who elected either option of division (A)(1) or (2) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code, the college shall refund tuition and fees paid by the student in the same proportion that it refunds tuition and fees to students who voluntarily withdraw from the college at the same time in the term.

If a college withdraws its acceptance of an expelled student who elected the option of division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code, the public school shall not award high school credit for the college courses in which the student was enrolled at the time the college withdrew its acceptance, and any reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code for the student's attendance prior to the withdrawal shall be the same as would be paid for a student who voluntarily withdrew from the college at the same time in the term. If the withdrawal results in the college's receiving no reimbursement, the college or secondary school may require the student to return or pay for any textbooks and materials it provided the student free of charge .

(C) When a student who elected the option of division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code is expelled under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code or, for a college-preparatory boarding school, in accordance with the school's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 3328.13 of the Revised Code from a public school that has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code or, for a college-preparatory boarding school, in accordance with the school's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 3328.13 of the Revised Code to deny high school credit for courses taken under the college credit plus program during an expulsion, that election is automatically revoked for all college courses in which the student is enrolled during the college term in which the expulsion is imposed. Any reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code for the student's attendance prior to the expulsion shall be the same as would be paid for a student who voluntarily withdrew from the college at the same time in the term. If the revocation results in the college's receiving no reimbursement, the college or secondary school may require the student to return or pay for any textbooks and materials it provided the student free of charge .

Not later than five days after receiving an expulsion notice from the superintendent , or equivalent, of a public school that has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code or, for a college-preparatory boarding school, in accordance with the school's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 3328.13 of the Revised Code, the college shall send a written notice to the expelled student that the student's election of division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code is revoked. If the college elects not to withdraw its acceptance of the student, the student shall pay all applicable tuition and fees for the college courses and shall pay for any textbooks and materials that the college or secondary school provided to the student.

Renumbered from § 3365.041 and amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.033 [Effective 9/17/2014] Seventh and eighth grade student participation.

(A) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Chapter 3365. of the Revised Code, any student enrolled in a public or nonpublic secondary school in the student's seventh or eighth grade; any student enrolled in a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school in the student's seventh or eighth grade; and any student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code and is the equivalent of a seventh or eighth grade student, may participate in the college credit plus program, if the student meets the applicable eligibility criteria required of secondary grade students for participation. Participants under this section shall be subject to the same requirements as secondary grade participants under this chapter.

(B) Participants under this section shall receive high school and college credit for courses taken under the program, in accordance with the option elected under section 3365.06 of the Revised Code. High school credit earned under the program shall be awarded in the same manner as for secondary grade participants.

(C) If a participant under this section elects to have the college reimbursed under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code for courses taken under the program, the department shall reimburse the college in the same manner as for secondary grade participants in accordance with that section.

(D) Notwithstanding section 3327.01 of the Revised Code, the parent or guardian of a participant under this section shall be responsible for any transportation for the participant related to participation in the program.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.04 [Renumbered Effective 9/17/2014] Enrollment options.

The rules adopted under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code shall provide for students to enroll in courses under either of the following options:

(A) The student may elect at the time of enrollment to be responsible for payment of all tuition and the cost of all textbooks, materials, and fees associated with the course. The college shall notify the student about payment of tuition and fees in the customary manner followed by the college. A student electing this option also shall elect, at the time of enrollment, whether to receive only college credit or high school credit and college credit for the course.

(1) The student may elect to receive only college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.041 of the Revised Code, if the student successfully completes the course, the college shall award the student full credit for the course, but the board of education, community school governing authority, STEM school, or nonpublic participating school shall not award the high school credit.

(2) The student may elect to receive both high school credit and college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.041 of the Revised Code, if the student successfully completes the course, the college shall award the student full credit for the course and the board of education, community school governing authority, STEM school, or nonpublic school shall award the student high school credit.

(B) The student may elect at the time of enrollment for each course to have the college reimbursed under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or as provided in alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code. Except as provided in section 3365.041 of the Revised Code, if the student successfully completes the course, the college shall award the student full credit for the course, the board of education, community school governing authority, STEM school, or nonpublic school shall award the student high school credit, and the college shall be reimbursed in accordance with section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code.

When determining a school district's formula ADM under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code, the time a participant is attending courses under division (A) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is not attending or enrolled in school anywhere, and the time a participant is attending courses under division (B) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is attending or enrolled in the district's schools.

Renumbered as § 3365.06 by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 08-06-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.04 [Effective 9/17/2014] Information regarding and promotion of the program.

Each public and participating nonpublic secondary school shall do all of the following with respect to the college credit plus program:

(A) Provide information about the program prior to the first day of March of each year to all students enrolled in grades six through eleven;

(B) Provide counseling services to students in grades six through eleven and to their parents before the students participate in the program under this chapter to ensure that students and parents are fully aware of the possible consequences and benefits of participation. Counseling information shall include:

(1) Program eligibility;

(2) The process for granting academic credits;

(3) Any necessary financial arrangements for tuition, textbooks, and fees;

(4) Criteria for any transportation aid;

(5) Available support services;

(6) Scheduling;

(7) Communicating the possible consequences and benefits of participation, including all of the following:

(a) The consequences of failing or not completing a course under the program, including the effect on the student's ability to complete the secondary school's graduation requirements;

(b) The effect of the grade attained in a course under the program being included in the student's grade point average, as applicable;

(c) The benefits to the student for successfully completing a course under the program, including the ability to reduce the overall costs of, and the amount of time required for, a college education.

(8) The academic and social responsibilities of students and parents under the program;

(9) Information about and encouragement to use the counseling services of the college in which the student intends to enroll;

(10) The standard packet of information for the program developed by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3365.15 of the Revised Code;

For a participating nonpublic secondary school, counseling information shall also include an explanation that funding may be limited and that not all students who wish to participate may be able to do so.

(C) Promote the program on the school's web site, including the details of the school's current agreements with partnering colleges;

(D) Schedule at least one informational session per school year to allow each partnering college that is located within thirty miles of the school to meet with interested students and parents. The session shall include the benefits and consequences of participation and shall outline any changes or additions to the requirements of the program. If there are no partnering colleges located within thirty miles of the school, the school shall coordinate with the closest partnering college to offer an informational session.

(E) Implement a policy for the awarding of grades and the calculation of class standing for courses taken under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code. The policy adopted under this division shall be equivalent to the school's policy for courses taken under the advanced standing programs described in divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code or for other courses designated as honors courses by the school. If the policy includes awarding a weighted grade or enhancing a student's class standing for these courses, the policy adopted under this section shall also provide for these procedures to be applied to courses taken under the college credit plus program.

(F) Develop model course pathways, pursuant to section 3365.13 of the Revised Code, and publish the course pathways among the school's official list of course offerings for the program.

(G) Annually collect, report, and track specified data related to the program according to data reporting guidelines adopted by the chancellor and the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to section 3365.15 of the Revised Code.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.041 [Renumbered Effective 9/17/2014] Notice of expulsion of student.

(A) When a school district superintendent, the governing authority of a community school, or the chief administrative officer of a STEM school expels a student under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code, the district superintendent, governing authority, or chief administrative officer shall send a written notice of the expulsion to any college in which the expelled student is enrolled under section 3365.03 of the Revised Code at the time the expulsion is imposed. The notice shall indicate the date the expulsion is scheduled to expire. The notice also shall indicate whether the district board of education, community school governing authority, or the STEM school has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code to deny high school credit for post-secondary courses taken during an expulsion. If the expulsion is extended under division (F) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code, the district superintendent, community school governing authority, or STEM school chief administrative officer shall notify the college of the extension.

(B) A college may withdraw its acceptance under section 3365.03 of the Revised Code of a student who is expelled from school under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code. As provided in section 3365.03 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether the college withdraws its acceptance of the student for the college term in which the student is expelled, the student is ineligible to enroll in a college under that section for subsequent college terms during the period of the expulsion, unless the student enrolls in another school district or community school, or a participating nonpublic school during that period.

If a college withdraws its acceptance of an expelled student who elected either option of division (A)(1) or (2) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the college shall refund tuition and fees paid by the student in the same proportion that it refunds tuition and fees to students who voluntarily withdraw from the college at the same time in the term.

If a college withdraws its acceptance of an expelled student who elected the option of division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the school district, community school, or STEM school shall not award high school credit for the college courses in which the student was enrolled at the time the college withdrew its acceptance, and any reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or through alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code for the student's attendance prior to the withdrawal shall be the same as would be paid for a student who voluntarily withdrew from the college at the same time in the term. If the withdrawal results in the college's receiving no reimbursement, the college may require the student to return or pay for the textbooks and materials it provided the student free of charge under section 3365.08 of the Revised Code.

(C) When a student who elected the option of division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code is expelled under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code from a school district, community school, or STEM school that has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code, that election is automatically revoked for all college courses in which the student is enrolled during the college term in which the expulsion is imposed. Any reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or through alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code for the student's attendance prior to the expulsion shall be the same as would be paid for a student who voluntarily withdrew from the college at the same time in the term. If the revocation results in the college's receiving no reimbursement, the college may require the student to return or pay for the textbooks and materials it provided the student free of charge under section 3365.08 of the Revised Code.

No later than five days after receiving an expulsion notice from the superintendent of a district, the governing authority of a community school, or the chief administrative officer of a STEM school that has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code, the college shall send a written notice to the expelled student that the student's election of division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code is revoked. If the college elects not to withdraw its acceptance of the student, the student shall pay all applicable tuition and fees for the college courses and shall pay for the textbooks and materials that the college provided under section 3365.08 of the Revised Code.

Renumbered as § 3365.032 by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.05 [Renumbered Effective 9/17/2014] Awarding high school credit.

High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under this chapter shall count toward the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school. If a course comparable to one a student completed at a college is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall award comparable credit for the course completed at the college. If no comparable course is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall grant an appropriate number of credits in a similar subject area to the student. If there is a dispute between a school district board, a community school governing authority, or a STEM school and a student regarding high school credits granted for a course, the student may appeal the decision to the state board of education. The state board's decision regarding any high school credits granted under this section is final. Evidence of successful completion of each course and the high school credits awarded by the district or school shall be included in the student's record. The record shall indicate that the credits were earned as a participant under this chapter and shall include the name of the college at which the credits were earned. The district or school shall determine whether and the manner in which the grade achieved in a course completed at a college under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code will be counted in any cumulative grade point average maintained for the student.

Renumbered as § 3365.12 by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.05 [Effective 9/17/2014] Requirements for participants.

Each public and participating private college shall do all of the following with respect to the college credit plus program:

(A) Apply established standards and procedures for admission to the college and for course placement for participants. When determining admission and course placement, the college shall do all of the following:

(1) Consider all available student data that may be an indicator of college readiness, including grade point average and end-of-course examination scores, if applicable;

(2) Give priority to its current students regarding enrollment in courses. However, once a participant has been accepted into a course, the college shall not displace the participant for another student.

(3) Adhere to any capacity limitations that the college has established for specified courses.

(B) Send written notice to a participant, the participant's parent, the participant's secondary school, and the superintendent of public instruction, not later than fourteen calendar days prior to the first day of classes for that term, of the participant's admission to the college and to specified courses under the program.

(C) Provide both of the following, not later than twenty-one calendar days after the first day of classes for that term, to each participant, participant's secondary school, and the superintendent of public instruction:

(1) The courses and hours of enrollment of the participant;

(2) The option elected by the participant under division (A) or (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code for each course.

The college shall also provide to each partnering school a roster of participants from that school that are enrolled in the college and a list of course assignments for each participant.

(D) Promote the program on the college's web site, including the details of the college's current agreements with partnering secondary schools.

(E) Coordinate with each partnering secondary school that is located within thirty miles of the college to present at least one informational session per school year for interested students and parents. The session shall include the benefits and consequences of participation and shall outline any changes or additions to the requirements of the program. If there are no partnering schools located within thirty miles of the college, the college shall coordinate with the closest partnering school to offer an informational session.

(F) Assign an academic advisor that is employed by the college to each participant enrolled in that college. Prior to the date on which a withdrawal from a course would negatively affect a participant's transcripted grade, as prescribed by the college's established withdrawal policy, the college shall ensure that the academic advisor and the participant meet at least once to discuss the program and the courses in which the participant is enrolled.

(G) Do both of the following with regard to high school teachers that are teaching courses for the college at a secondary school under the program:

(1) Provide at least one professional development session per school year;

(2) Conduct at least one classroom observation per school year for each course that is authorized by the college and taught by a high school teacher to ensure that the course meets the quality of a college-level course.

(H) Annually collect, report, and track specified data related to the program according to data reporting guidelines adopted by the chancellor and the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to section 3365.15 of the Revised Code.

(I) With the exception of divisions (D) and (E) of this section, any eligible out-of-state college participating in the college credit plus program shall be subject to the same requirements as a participating private college under this section.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.06 [Renumbered Effective 9/17/2014] Enrollment options.

The rules adopted under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code shall provide for students to enroll in courses under either of the following options:

(A) The student may elect at the time of enrollment to be responsible for payment of all tuition and the cost of all textbooks, materials, and fees associated with the course. The college shall notify the student about payment of tuition and fees in the customary manner followed by the college. A student electing this option also shall elect, at the time of enrollment, whether to receive only college credit or high school credit and college credit for the course.

(1) The student may elect to receive only college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.041 of the Revised Code, if the student successfully completes the course, the college shall award the student full credit for the course, but the board of education, community school governing authority, STEM school, or nonpublic participating school shall not award the high school credit.

(2) The student may elect to receive both high school credit and college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.041 of the Revised Code, if the student successfully completes the course, the college shall award the student full credit for the course and the board of education, community school governing authority, STEM school, or nonpublic school shall award the student high school credit.

(B) The student may elect at the time of enrollment for each course to have the college reimbursed under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or as provided in alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code. Except as provided in section 3365.041 of the Revised Code, if the student successfully completes the course, the college shall award the student full credit for the course, the board of education, community school governing authority, STEM school, or nonpublic school shall award the student high school credit, and the college shall be reimbursed in accordance with section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code.

When determining a school district's formula ADM under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code, the time a participant is attending courses under division (A) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is not attending or enrolled in school anywhere, and the time a participant is attending courses under division (B) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is attending or enrolled in the district's schools.

Renumbered as § 3365.031 by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 06-30-1997

3365.06 [Effective 9/17/2014] Enrollment options.

The rules adopted under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code shall provide for participants to enroll in courses under either of the following options:

(A) The participant may elect at the time of enrollment to be responsible for payment of all tuition and the cost of all textbooks, materials, and fees associated with the course. The college shall notify the participant about payment of tuition and fees in the customary manner followed by the college. A participant electing this option also shall elect, at the time of enrollment, whether to receive only college credit or high school credit and college credit for the course.

(1) The participant may elect to receive only college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.032 of the Revised Code, if the participant successfully completes the course, the college shall award the participant full credit for the course, but the governing entity of a public secondary school or the governing body of a participating nonpublic secondary school shall not award the high school credit.

(2) The participant may elect to receive both high school credit and college credit for the course. Except as provided in section 3365.032 of the Revised Code, if the participant successfully completes the course, the college shall award the participant full credit for the course and the governing entity of a public school or the governing body of a participating nonpublic school shall award the participant high school credit.

(B) The participant may elect at the time of enrollment for each course to have the college reimbursed under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code . Except as provided in section 3365.032 of the Revised Code, if the participant successfully completes the course, the college shall award the participant full credit for the course and the governing entity of a public school or the governing body of a participating nonpublic school shall award the participant high school credit. If the participant elects to have the college reimbursed under this division, the department shall reimburse the college for the number of enrolled credit hours in accordance with section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.

When determining a school district's enrollment under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code, the time a participant is attending courses under division (A) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is not attending or enrolled in school anywhere, and the time a participant is attending courses under division (B) of this section shall be considered as time the participant is attending or enrolled in the district's schools.

Renumbered from § 3365.04 and amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 08-06-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.07 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Calculating average daily membership.

(A) The rules adopted under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code shall specify a method for each of the following:

(1) Determining, with respect to any participant, the percentage of a full-time educational program constituted by the participant's total educational program. That percentage shall be the participant's full-time equivalency percentage for purposes of the computation required by division (B)(1) of this section.

(2) In the case of a participant who is not enrolled in a participating nonpublic school, determining the percentage of a participant's school day during which the participant is participating in each of the following:

(a) Programs provided by the city, local, or exempted village school district, a community school, or a STEM school;

(b) Programs provided by a joint vocational school district;

(c) Programs provided by a college under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

The sum of divisions (A)(2)(a) to (c) of this section shall equal one hundred per cent.

(3) In the case of a participant who is not enrolled in a participating nonpublic school, determining the percentage of a participant's enrollment that shall be deemed to be enrollment in a joint vocational school district and the percentage that shall be deemed to be enrollment in a city, local, or exempted village school district. The sum of such percentages shall equal one hundred per cent.

(4) In the case of a participant who is enrolled in a participating nonpublic school, determining the percentage of a participant's school day during which the participant is participating in programs provided by a college under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

(B) Each July, unless provided otherwise in an alternative funding agreement entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code, the department of education shall pay each college for any participant enrolled in the college in the prior school year under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code an amount computed as follows:

(1) Multiply the tuition base by the participant's full-time equivalency percentage and multiply the resulting amount by a percentage equal to the percentage of the participant's school day apportioned to the college under division (A)(2)(c) or (4) of this section, as applicable.

(2) Pay the college the lesser of:

(a) The amount computed under division (B)(1) of this section;

(b) The actual costs that would have been the responsibility of the participant had the participant elected to enroll under division (A) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, as verified by the department, of tuition, textbooks, materials, and fees directly related to any courses elected by the participant during the prior school year under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

(C) The department shall not reimburse a college for any of the following:

(1) A college course taken by a participant under division (A) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code;

(2) A remedial college course taken by a participant.

(D) If the participant was not enrolled in a participating nonpublic school, the amount paid under division (B) of this section for each participant shall be subtracted from the school foundation payments made to the participant's school district or, if the participant was enrolled in a community school or a STEM school, from the payments made to the participant's school under section 3314.08 or 3326.33 of the Revised Code. If the participant was enrolled in a joint vocational school district, a portion of the amount shall be subtracted from the payments to the joint vocational school district and a portion shall be subtracted from the payments to the participant's city, local, or exempted village school district. The amount of the payment subtracted from the city, local, or exempted village school district shall be computed as follows:

(1) Add the following:

(a) The percentage of the participant's enrollment in the school district, determined under division (A)(3) of this section; and

(b) Twenty-five per cent times the percentage of the participant's enrollment in the joint vocational school district, determined under division (A)(3) of this section.

(2) Multiply the sum obtained under division (D)(1) of this section by the amount computed under division (B)(2) of this section.

The balance of the payment shall be subtracted from the joint vocational district's school foundation payments.

(E) If the participant was enrolled in a participating nonpublic school, the amount paid under division (B) of this section shall be subtracted from moneys set aside by the general assembly for such purpose from funds appropriated for the purposes of section 3317.06 of the Revised Code.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.07 [Effective 9/17/2014] Funding and payment.

The department of education shall calculate and pay state funds to colleges for participants in the college credit plus program under division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code pursuant to this section. For a nonpublic secondary school participant, a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school participant, or a home-instructed participant, the department shall pay state funds pursuant to this section only if that participant is awarded funding according to rules adopted by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, in consultation with the superintendent of public instruction, pursuant to section 3365.071 of the Revised Code. The program shall be the sole mechanism by which state funds are paid to colleges for students to earn college-level credit while enrolled in a secondary school, with the exception of the programs listed in division (A) of section 3365.02 of the Revised Code.

(A) For each public or nonpublic secondary school participant enrolled in a public college:

(1) If no agreement has been entered into under division (A)(2) of this section, both of the following shall apply:

(a) The department shall pay to the college the applicable amount as follows:

(i) For a participant enrolled in a college course delivered on the college campus, at another location operated by the college, or online, the default ceiling amount;

(ii) For a participant enrolled in a college course delivered at the participant's secondary school but taught by college faculty, fifty per cent of the default ceiling amount;

(iii) For a participant enrolled in a college course delivered at the participant's secondary school and taught by a high school teacher who has met the credential requirements established for purposes of the program in rules adopted by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, the default floor amount.

(b) The participant's secondary school shall pay for textbooks, and the college shall waive payment of all other fees related to participation in the program.

(2) The governing entity of a participant's secondary school and the college may enter into an agreement to establish an alternative payment structure for tuition, textbooks, and fees. Under such an agreement, payments for each participant made by the department shall be not less than the default floor amount, unless approved by the chancellor, and not more than the default ceiling amount. The chancellor shall approve an agreement that includes a payment below the default floor amount, as long as the provisions of the agreement comply with all other requirements of this chapter to ensure program quality. If no agreement is entered into under division (A)(2) of this section, both of the following shall apply:

(a) The department shall pay to the college the applicable default amounts prescribed by division (A)(1)(a) of this section, depending upon the method of delivery and instruction.

(b) In accordance with division (A)(1)(b) of this section, the participant's secondary school shall pay for textbooks, and the college shall waive payment of all other fees related to participation in the program.

(3) No participant that is enrolled in a public college shall be charged for any tuition, textbooks, or other fees related to participation in the program.

(B) For each public secondary school participant enrolled in a private college:

(1) If no agreement has been entered into under division (B)(2) of this section, the department shall pay to the college the applicable amount calculated in the same manner as in division (A)(1)(a) of this section.

(2) The governing entity of a participant's secondary school and the college may enter into an agreement to establish an alternative payment structure for tuition, textbooks, and fees. Under such an agreement, payments shall be not less than the default floor amount, unless approved by the chancellor, and not more than the default ceiling amount.

If an agreement is entered into under division (B)(2) of this section, both of the following shall apply:

(a) The department shall make a payment to the college for each participant that is equal to the default floor amount, unless approved by the chancellor to pay an amount below the default floor amount. The chancellor shall approve an agreement that includes a payment below the default floor amount, as long as the provisions of the agreement comply with all other requirements of this chapter to ensure program quality.

(b) Payment for costs for the participant that exceed the amount paid by the department pursuant to division (B)(2)(a) of this section shall be negotiated by the school and the college. The agreement may include a stipulation permitting the charging of a participant.

However, under no circumstances shall:

(i) Payments for a participant made by the department under this division (B)(2) of this section exceed the default ceiling amount;

(ii) The amount charged to a participant under division (B)(2) of this section exceed the difference between the maximum per participant charge amount and the default floor amount;

(iii) The sum of the payments made by the department for a participant and the amount charged to that participant under division (B)(2) of this section exceed the following amounts, as applicable:

(I) For a participant enrolled in a college course delivered on the college campus, at another location operated by the college, or online, the maximum per participant charge amount;

(II) For a participant enrolled in a college course delivered at the participant's secondary school but taught by college faculty, one hundred twenty-five dollars;

(III) For a participant enrolled in a college course delivered at the participant's secondary school and taught by a high school teacher who has met the credential requirements established for purposes of the program in rules adopted by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, one hundred dollars.

(iv) A participant that is identified as economically disadvantaged according to rules adopted by the department be charged under division (B)(2) of this section for any tuition, textbooks, or other fees related to participation in the program.

(C) For each nonpublic secondary school participant enrolled in a private or eligible out-of-state college, the department shall pay to the college the applicable amount calculated in the same manner as in division (A)(1)(a) of this section. Payment for costs for the participant that exceed the amount paid by the department shall be negotiated by the governing body of the nonpublic secondary school and the college.

However, under no circumstances shall:

(1) The payments for a participant made by the department under this division exceed the default ceiling amount.

(2) Any nonpublic secondary school participant, who is enrolled in that secondary school with a scholarship awarded under either the educational choice scholarship pilot program, as prescribed by sections 3310.01 to 3310.17, or the pilot project scholarship program, as prescribed by sections 3313.974 to 3313.979 of the Revised Code, and who qualifies as a low-income student under either of those programs, be charged for any tuition, textbooks, or other fees related to participation in the college credit plus program.

(D) For each nonchartered nonpublic secondary school participant and each home-instructed participant enrolled in a public, private, or eligible out-of-state college, the department shall pay to the college the default ceiling amount, if that participant is enrolled in a college course delivered on the college campus, at another location operated by the college, or online.

(E) Not later than thirty days after the end of each term, each college expecting to receive payment for the costs of a participant under this section shall notify the department of the number of enrolled credit hours for each participant.

(F) Each January and July, or as soon as possible thereafter, the department shall make the applicable payments under this section to each college, which provided proper notification to the department under division (E) of this section, for the number of enrolled credit hours for participants enrolled in the college under division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code. The department shall not make any payments to a college under this section if a participant withdrew from a course prior to the date on which a withdrawal from the course would have negatively affected the participant's transcripted grade, as prescribed by the college's established withdrawal policy.

(1) Payments made for public secondary school participants under this section shall be deducted from the school foundation payments made to the participant's school district or, if the participant is enrolled in a community school, a STEM school, or a college-preparatory boarding school, from the payments made to that school under section 3314.08, 3326.33, or 3328.34 of the Revised Code. If the participant is enrolled in a joint vocational school district, a portion of the amount shall be deducted from the payments to the joint vocational school district and a portion shall be deducted from the payments to the participant's city, local, or exempted village school district in accordance with the full-time equivalency of the student's enrollment in each district. Amounts deducted under division (F)(1) of this section shall be calculated in accordance with rules adopted by the chancellor, in consultation with the state superintendent, pursuant to division (B) of section 3365.071 of the Revised Code.

(2) Payments made for nonpublic secondary school participants, nonchartered nonpublic secondary school participants, and home-instructed participants under this section shall be deducted from moneys appropriated by the general assembly for such purpose. Payments shall be allocated and distributed in accordance with rules adopted by the chancellor, in consultation with the state superintendent, pursuant to division (A) of section 3365.071 of the Revised Code.

(G) Any public college that enrolls a student under division (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code may include that student in the calculation used to determine its state share of instruction funds appropriated to the Ohio board of regents by the general assembly.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.071 [Effective 9/17/2014] Adoption of rules regarding allocation and distribution of payments.

(A) The chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and in consultation with the superintendent of public instruction, shall adopt rules prescribing a method to allocate and distribute payments under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code for nonpublic secondary school participants, nonchartered nonpublic secondary school participants, and home-instructed participants. The rules shall include that payments made for nonchartered nonpublic secondary school participants be made in the same manner as payments for home-instructed participants under that section.

(B) The chancellor, in consultation with the state superintendent, shall also adopt rules establishing a method to calculate the amounts deducted from a joint vocational school district and from a participant's city, local, or exempted village school district for payments under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.08 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Participant furnished with all textbooks and materials - financial aid ineligibility - transportation reimbursement.

(A) A college that expects to receive or receives reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or through alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code shall furnish to a participant all textbooks and materials directly related to a course taken by the participant under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code. No college shall charge such participant for tuition, textbooks, materials, or other fees directly related to any such course.

(B) No student enrolled under this chapter in a course for which credit toward high school graduation is awarded shall receive direct financial aid through any state or federal program.

(C) If a school district provides transportation for resident school students in grades eleven and twelve under section 3327.01 of the Revised Code, a parent of a pupil enrolled in a course under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code may apply to the board of education for full or partial reimbursement for the necessary costs of transporting the student between the secondary school the student attends and the college in which the student is enrolled. Reimbursement may be paid solely from funds received by the district for pupil transportation under section 3317.0212 of the Revised Code or other provisions of law. The state board of education shall establish guidelines, based on financial need, under which a district may provide such reimbursement.

(D) If a community school provides or arranges transportation for its pupils in grades nine through twelve under section 3314.091 of the Revised Code, a parent of a pupil of the community school who is enrolled in a course under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code may apply to the governing authority of the community school for full or partial reimbursement of the necessary costs of transporting the student between the community school and the college. The governing authority may pay the reimbursement in accordance with the state board's rules adopted under division (C) of this section solely from funds paid to it under section 3314.091 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 04-03-2003; 06-30-2005

3365.08 [Effective 9/17/2014] Financial aid ineligibility; transportation reimbursement.

(A)

No participant enrolled under this chapter in a course for which credit toward high school graduation is awarded shall receive direct financial aid through any state or federal program.

(B) If a school district provides transportation for resident school students in grades eleven and twelve under section 3327.01 of the Revised Code, a parent of a participant enrolled in a course under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code may apply to the board of education for full or partial reimbursement for the necessary costs of transporting the participant between the secondary school the participant attends and the college in which the participant is enrolled. Reimbursement may be paid solely from funds received by the district for student transportation under section 3317.0212 of the Revised Code or other provisions of law. The state board of education shall establish guidelines, based on financial need, under which a district may provide such reimbursement.

(C) If a community school provides or arranges transportation for its students in grades nine through twelve under section 3314.091 of the Revised Code, a parent of a participant of the community school who is enrolled in a course under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code may apply to the governing authority of the community school for full or partial reimbursement of the necessary costs of transporting the participant between the community school and the college. The governing authority may pay the reimbursement in accordance with the state board's rules adopted under division (B) of this section solely from funds paid to it under section 3314.091 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 04-03-2003; 06-30-2005

3365.09 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Provisions not applicable to full-time students.

Section 3365.07 , divisions (A) and (C) of section 3365.08 , and agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code do not apply to any college course in which a student is enrolled if during the term such student is enrolled in the college course the student is also a full-time student in the student's district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school. The rules adopted under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code shall prescribe a method for determining whether a student is enrolled full-time in the student's district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.09 [Effective 9/17/2014] Reimbursement where student fails course.

(A) Except as provided for in division (C) of this section, if the superintendent , or equivalent, of a public secondary school in which a participant is enrolled determines that the participant has not attained a passing final grade in a college course in which the participant enrolled under this chapter, the superintendent, or equivalent, may seek reimbursement from the participant or the participant's parent for the amount of state funds paid to the college on behalf of the participant for that college course. The governing entity of a public school, in accordance with division (C) of section 3313.642 of the Revised Code, may withhold grades and credits received by the participant for high school courses taken by the participant until the participant or the participant's parent provides reimbursement.

(B) Except as provided for in division (C) of this section, if the chief administrator of a participating nonpublic school in which a participant is enrolled determines that the participant has not attained a passing final grade in a college course in which the participant enrolled under this chapter, the chief administrator may seek reimbursement from the participant or the participant's parent for the amount of state funds paid to the college on behalf of the participant for enrollment in that college course. Upon the collection of any funds from a participant or participant's parent under this division, the chief administrator of a nonpublic school shall send an amount equal to the funds collected to the superintendent of public instruction. The superintendent of public instruction shall credit that amount to the general revenue fund.

(C) Unless the participant was expelled by the school, the superintendent, or equivalent, or chief administrator shall not seek reimbursement from a participant or a participant's parent under division (A) or (B) of this section, if the participant is identified as economically disadvantaged according to rules adopted by the department of education.

Renumbered from § 3365.11 and amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 06-30-2006; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.10 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Application by nonpublic school student.

As used in this section, the "base amount" for any school year is one million dollars. "Full-time equivalency percentage" and "percentage of the school day" enrolled in college shall be determined under the rules described by divisions (A)(1) and (4) of section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or the rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code.

(A) Each nonpublic school student who wishes to become a participant in any school year shall send to the department of education a copy of the student's acceptance from a college and an application. The application shall be made on forms provided by the state board and shall include information about the student's proposed participation, including the school year in which the student wishes to participate; the semesters or terms the student wishes to enroll during such year; the student's expected full-time equivalency percentage for each such semester or term; and the percentage of the school day each such semester or term that the student expects to be enrolled in programs provided by a college under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code. The department shall mark each application with the date and time of receipt.

(B) Calculations involving applications under this division shall be made in the order in which the applications are received.

Upon receipt of an application under division (A) of this section, the department shall calculate the amount the college would be paid under division (B) of section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or through alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code for the student's expected participation. For calculations made under division (B) of section 3365.07 of the Revised Code, the department shall subtract each such calculated amount from the base amount for that year, or the amount remaining for that year after the subtraction from the base amount of amounts previously calculated under this division as a result of prior applications for participation in that year, whichever is the lesser amount.

(C) If such a subtraction under division (B) of this section results in a positive number, the department shall notify the applicant within three weeks of the receipt of the application that such applicant may participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program to the extent indicated in the application.

(D) If such a subtraction under division (B) of this section results in a negative number, the department shall, within one week of the receipt of such application, notify the applicant, the applicant's nonpublic school, and the college accepting the applicant that funds will not be available for the applicant's participation in the program during the year for which the application was made. The department shall also notify all applicants whose applications for that year are subsequently received, their nonpublic schools, and the colleges accepting them of the same fact.

(E) No applicant receiving notification under division (D) of this section may become a participant under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code for the year for which the applicant applied and no college shall be paid under division (B) of section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or through alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code for participation by any such applicant in such year.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 04-26-1990

3365.10 [Effective 9/17/2014] Application for waiver of requirements of program.

(A) Any public or participating nonpublic secondary school or any public or participating private college, including a secondary school and an associated college operating an early college high school program, may apply to the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents and the superintendent of public instruction for a waiver from the requirements of the college credit plus program. The chancellor and the superintendent may grant a waiver under this section for an agreement governing an early college high school program or for a proposed agreement between a public or participating nonpublic secondary school and a public or participating private or out-of-state college, only if the agreement does both of the following:

(1) Includes innovative programming proposed to exclusively address the needs of underrepresented student subgroups;

(2) Meets all criteria set forth in rules adopted by the chancellor and the superintendent pursuant to division (C) of this section.

(B) Any waiver granted under this section shall apply only to the agreement for which the waiver is granted and shall not apply to any other agreement that the school or college enters into under this chapter.

(C) The chancellor and the superintendent of public instruction shall jointly adopt rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, regarding the granting of waivers under this section.

(D) As used in this section, "associated college" and "early college high school program" have the same meanings as in section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.11 [Renumbered Effective 9/17/2014] Reimbursement where student fails course.

(A) If the superintendent of the school district or the chief administrator of the community school or STEM school in which a participant is enrolled determines that the participant has not attained a passing final grade in a college course in which the participant enrolled under this chapter, the superintendent or chief administrator shall seek reimbursement from the participant or the participant's parent for the amount of state funds paid to the college on behalf of the participant for that college course. The board of education of the school district, the governing authority of the community school, or the STEM school in accordance with division (C) of section 3313.642 of the Revised Code, may withhold grades and credits received by the participant for district or community school courses taken by the participant until the participant or the participant's parent provides reimbursement.

(B) If the chief administrator of the nonpublic school in which a participant is enrolled determines that the participant has not attained a passing final grade in a college course in which the participant enrolled under this chapter, the chief administrator shall seek reimbursement from the participant or the participant's parent for the amount of state funds paid to the college on behalf of the participant for enrollment in that college course. Upon the collection of any funds from a participant or participant's parent under this division, the chief administrator of a nonpublic school shall send an amount equal to the funds collected to the superintendent of public instruction. The superintendent of public instruction shall credit that amount to the general revenue fund.

Renumbered as § 3365.09 by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 06-30-2006; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.11 [Effective 9/17/2014] Credential requirements for instructors.

Each instructor teaching a course under the college credit plus program shall meet the credential requirements set forth in guidelines and procedures established by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents. If the guidelines require high school teachers to take any additional graduate-level coursework in order to meet the credential requirements, that coursework shall be applicable to continuing education and professional development requirements for the renewal of the teacher's educator license.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.12 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Awarding high school credit.

High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under this chapter shall count toward the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school. If a course comparable to one a student completed at a college is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall award comparable credit for the course completed at the college. If no comparable course is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall grant an appropriate number of credits in a similar subject area to the student. If there is a dispute between a school district board, a community school governing authority, or a STEM school and a student regarding high school credits granted for a course, the student may appeal the decision to the state board of education. The state board's decision regarding any high school credits granted under this section is final. Evidence of successful completion of each course and the high school credits awarded by the district or school shall be included in the student's record. The record shall indicate that the credits were earned as a participant under this chapter and shall include the name of the college at which the credits were earned. The district or school shall determine whether and the manner in which the grade achieved in a course completed at a college under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code will be counted in any cumulative grade point average maintained for the student.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.12 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Awarding high school credit.

High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under this chapter shall count toward the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school. If a course comparable to one a student completed at a college is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall award comparable credit for the course completed at the college. If no comparable course is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall grant an appropriate number of credits in a similar subject area to the student. If there is a dispute between a school district board, a community school governing authority, or a STEM school and a student regarding high school credits granted for a course, the student may appeal the decision to the state board of education. The state board's decision regarding any high school credits granted under this section is final. Evidence of successful completion of each course and the high school credits awarded by the district or school shall be included in the student's record. The record shall indicate that the credits were earned as a participant under this chapter and shall include the name of the college at which the credits were earned. The district or school shall determine whether and the manner in which the grade achieved in a course completed at a college under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code will be counted in any cumulative grade point average maintained for the student.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3365.13 [Effective 9/17/2014] Model pathways.

(A) Each public secondary school shall develop, in consultation with at least one public partnering college, two model pathways for courses offered under the college credit plus program. One of the model pathways shall be a fifteen-credit hour pathway and one shall be a thirty-credit hour pathway. Each pathway shall include courses which, once completed, all apply to at least one degree or professional certification offered at the college. The pathways may be organized by desired major or career path or may include various core courses required for a degree or professional certification by the college. The school shall publish the pathways among the school's official list of course offerings from which a participant may select.

(B) No participant shall be required to enroll only in the courses included in a model pathway developed under division (A) of this section. Instead, the pathways shall serve as samples of the courses that a participant may take, if desired, to earn multiple credits toward a specified degree or certification.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

3365.15 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Participation in seniors to sophomores program.

The program known as "seniors to sophomores," or any successor name, shall permit nonpublic school students to participate.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §2, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 2008 HB562 09-22-2008

3365.15 [Effective 9/17/2014] Duties of chancellor and superintendent.

The chancellor of the Ohio board of regents and the superintendent of public instruction jointly shall do all of the following:

(A) Adopt data reporting guidelines specifying the types of data that public and participating nonpublic secondary schools and public and participating private colleges, including eligible out-of-state colleges participating in the program, must annually collect, report, and track under division (G) of section 3365.04 and division (H) of section 3365.05 of the Revised Code. The types of data shall include all of the following:

(1) For each secondary school and college:

(a) The number of participants disaggregated by grade level, socioeconomic status, race, gender, and disability;

(b) The number of completed courses and credit hours, disaggregated by the college in which participants were enrolled;

(c) The number of courses in which participants enrolled, disaggregated by subject area and level of difficulty.

(2) For each secondary school, the number of students who were denied participation in the program under division (A)(1)(a) or (C) of section 3365.03 or section 3365.031 or 3365.032 of the Revised Code. Each participating nonpublic secondary school shall also include the number of students who were denied participation due to the student not being awarded funding by the department of education pursuant to section 3365.071 of the Revised Code.

(3) For each college:

(a) The number of students who applied to enroll in the college under the program but were not granted admission;

(b) The average number of completed courses per participant;

(c) The average grade point average for participants in college courses under the program.

The guidelines adopted under this division shall also include policies and procedures for the collection, reporting, and tracking of such data.

(B) Annually compile the data required under division (A) of this section. Not later than the thirty-first day of December of each year, the data from the previous school year shall be posted in a prominent location on both the board of regents' and the department of education's web sites.

(C) Submit a biennial report detailing the status of the college credit plus program to the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the chairpersons of the education committees of the senate and house of representatives. The first report shall be submitted not later than December 31, 2017, and each subsequent report shall be submitted not later than the thirty-first day of December every two years thereafter.

(D) Establish a college credit plus advisory committee to assist in the development of performance metrics and the monitoring of the program's progress. At least one member of the advisory committee shall be a school guidance counselor.

The chancellor shall also, in consultation with the superintendent, create a standard packet of information for the college credit plus program directed toward students and parents that are interested in the program.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.