Your Options, Your Choice

  • College Readiness - Your Options Your Choice
    Columbus City Schools is committed to providing a variety of high-level academic programs and partnerships to our students, both, in a high-school setting as well as on college campuses.

    Advanced Placement® (AP)
    CCS provides 96 nationally designed AP courses that allow high school teachers districtwide to provide college level courses on-site or online through the Columbus Virtual Credit Advancement Program.

    Africentric K-12 Early College
    A specially designed program in collaboration with Columbus State Community College which provides both a high school diploma and up to 60 college credits, that are transferable to most state colleges and universities.

    Career Technical Education (CTE)
    CTE students split their time between their home high school and either Ft. Hayes CC or the Downtown CC. CTE offers a smooth transition between high school, career technical education programs and/or college.

    Columbus Teaching Academy (CTA)
    CTA is especially designed for students districtwide considering a career in education.

    DeVry Advantage Academy
    The DeVry Advantage Academy enables students to earn an associate-level degree while simultaneously earning their high school diploma.

    Direct Credit/Kenyon College - KAP Courses
    Students earn credit at the high school as part of the regular school day, on Kenyon College transcripts, that can be applied toward a degree at Kenyon or transferred to another college.

    International Baccalaureate (IB)
    The IB program at Columbus Alternative High School is designed to offer students a high school degree rigorous enough to meet any nation's highest standards.

    College Credit Plus (CCP)
    The CCP program permits high-school students districtwide to earn college credit or high school graduation credit through college coursework.

    Seniors to Sophomores (S2S)
    The S2S program allows high school seniors to be dual enrolled at their high school and take college classes at no cost - potentially earning enough college credit to qualify for “sophomore” status in college as they graduate from high school. Application packets are available through your guidance counselors office. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2015.

To Get Started

    1. Review each option to learn more and which is best for you!
    2. Meet with your high school guidance counselor and/or Career & Community Resource Coordinator.

    College Financial Aid ....
    ...the Class of 2010 earned more then $60 million in college scholarships and grants. Click here to learn more about financial aid deadlines and similar resources.

    Compute this....
    ....Students who take college level courses while in high school rarely drop out of school; require fewer remedial and entry level college courses; have a greater chance of graduating; and could earn more than $1 million more in their lifetime!