Tri-C Awarded State Grant to Aid ‘College Credit Plus’ Effort
December 17, 2015
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
College will assist high school teachers training to teach college-level courses
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has been awarded a state grant to expand the reach of College Credit Plus by readying high school teachers to teach college-level courses.
Tri-C will lead a consortium of community groups and Cuyahoga County school districts working on the project. The initiative is designed to grow College Credit Plus and provide additional opportunities for college-ready high school students.
The project led by Tri-C will assist educators working to earn the required qualifications to teach college courses in a high school setting under College Credit Plus. The effort focuses on training instructors from economically disadvantaged school districts.
College Credit Plus allows students in grades seven through 12 to simultaneously earn college and high school credits by taking college courses. Those higher-level classes can be taken on college campuses, online or at high schools.
The state launched College Credit Plus to promote rigorous academic pursuits and provide a wide variety of options for college-ready students. More than 3,000 high school students currently attend Tri-C though the program.