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;
(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.