This program is designed to provide an opportunity for qualified high school students to earn college credit concurrently with their high school study, college credit, which may count toward a college degree program. Dual enrollment may also allow for a student to earn credit toward an Oak Park High School diploma, according to state-mandated guidelines.
For eligibility in the Academic Dual Enrollment program:
- A student must be working toward graduation requirements at Oak Park High School.
- A student must be at least in the 11th grade (12 credits) or in the 12th grade (18 credits).
- A student has taken all standardized tests and tested proficient in each area.
- The student must be enrolled in the post-secondary institution during the district’s regular academic year.
- The post-secondary course must be an academic course that is not offered by the district. An exception to this could occur if the Board of Education determines that a scheduling conflict exists which is beyond the student’s control.
- The college course is not a hobby, craft, recreation or physical education course and is not a course in the subject areas of theology, divinity, or religious education.
- The student must have written recommendation from his/her high school academic advisor and the cooperative teacher.
- Three (3) or four (4) semester hours of credit at an accredited institution (e.g. OCC, OU) will equal 0.50 semester’s credits at OPHS.
- The academic counselor and cooperating teacher determines whether or not the student qualifies for dual enrollment status based on state mandated and accredited institution guidelines.
- The academic counselor and/or cooperating teacher provide the Dual Enrollment Application Packet to those students who qualify. The student must follow the directions on the packet specific to Oakland University or Oakland Community college. Completed packets must be signed by the parent and returned to the academic advisor or cooperative teacher.
If a student meets all of the above conditions, approval to register at the post-secondary institution will be granted.