CPS high school students will have access to Cincinnati State college courses under new agreement

CINCINNATI - High school students at Cincinnati Public Schools will have an opportunity to take college courses after the district's agreement with Cincinnati State takes effect Tuesday.

Cincinnati State President O'dell Owens and Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan will sign a district-wide dual enrollment agreement on Tuesday allowing high school students access to certain college courses.

Students will have the chance to earn at least six credit hours at Cincinnati State by the time they graduate high school. The plan calls for students to be taught in their high schools by teachers who will be designated as Cincinnati State adjunct instructors. This comes at no cost to the CPS students.

"There's nothing more powerful in helping students set their sights on college than enabling them to get a foot in the door while they are still in high school," said Superintendent Ronan in a statement.

Currently, Cincinnati State has dual agreements with two individual high schools in the district, Western Hills University High School and Withrow University High School. The new agreement will cover all 15 CPS high schools.

For more information about dual enrollment at Cincinnati State, go to http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/real-world-academics/dual-enrollment-1/dual-enrollment-home-1.

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