College On Campus
Holy Name High School is one of the area’s only institution that offers a combination of AP and CCP Classes on their campus. Most high school students are forced to leave their high school to take advantages of these beneficial programs.
“She received 42 transfer credits going into her freshman year at The Ohio State University. She does not have to take any further English, Math, or History courses. We were shocked to find out that the classes she took in high school counted towards more than one full year of college.”
-Parent of a recent Holy Name graduate speaking of HN’s College on Campus Program
College Credit Plus (CCP)
College Credit Plus (CCP, formerly known as PSEOP) courses allow a Holy Name student to complete a college level course that will count as both high school and college credit while remaining on Holy Name’s campus. In other words, CCP allows students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit. CCP courses on Holy Name’s campus are offered via Notre Dame College and Cuyahoga Community College. Holy Name teachers are adjunct professors at Tri-C and/or Notre Dame College.
Student must realize that the class is a college-level course with a college-level workload. Each CCP course is weighted 1.0 when determining a student’s GPA at Holy Name. In order to enroll in a CCP course, a student must place high enough on a college-level placement exam, earn a minimum GPA, and be recommended by teachers, counselors, and/or administrators. Details of the application process will be spelled out at a required meeting scheduled each winter.
Some/all credit hours may be funded by the State of Ohio. Students and their families will not officially be informed as to what the state will cover/fund until late spring/early summer. Each student and his/her family must agree to cover whatever cost the state does not fund in order to enroll in a CCP course.
Public/state colleges within Ohio will accept CCP credits with a grade of an A, B, or C for the class. CCP credit MAY NOT be awarded by all private colleges within Ohio or by all out-of-state colleges. Please keep in mind that acceptance of CCP credit hours FOR COLLEGE CREDIT does vary from college to college and state to state.
College Credit Plus (CCP) Courses Offered
- CCP Civilizations
- CCP English III
- CCP Holocaust
- CCP U.S. History
- CCP French IV
- CCP Spanish IV
- CCP Art Foundations
Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) courses allow a Holy Name student to earn high school credit with the potential for earning college credit depending on how well a student scores on the national AP Exam in the spring.
Students must realize that the class is a college-level course with a college-level workload. Each AP course is weighted 1.0 when determining a student’s GPA at Holy Name. In order to enroll in an AP course, a student must have an accumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum of a B average in the AP subject area, and must obtain approval of the appropriate academic department. If currently enrolled in an AP course, a student must have approval from his/her current AP teacher to pursue additional AP coursework.
Students are required to take the AP exam in May and are responsible for the AP exam fee. (Cost is approximately $90 per AP exam.)
AP exam scores are recognized nationally and accepted by hundreds of universities throughout the country. State/public universities within Ohio do have to award some college credit to any student who earned a 3 or higher on the AP exam. However, some of the more selective schools may only award credit if a student earned a 4 or a 5 on the AP exam. Some of the most selective schools (i.e. an Ivy League school) may only award credit if a score of 5 is earned. Please keep in mind that AP policy will vary depending on the selectivity of the school.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Offered
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Literature & Composition
- U.S. Government
- U.S. History
- World History
For more information, contact Mrs. Karen Carter, Assistant Principal – Academics
Phone: 440-886-0300 ext. 101