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.

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