My name is Nicole and I am forgetful.
In my home life, I often fail to remember dates or errands. My husband tells me to write myself a list so that I remember, but that doesn’t usually work either. You see, my brain can typically only remember three things in the short-term. When I’m headed out the door, those three things usually include kid #1, kid #2 and my car keys.
If you are a busy high school teacher, administrator or parent looking for ways to help your student(s) earn college credits in high school and (like me) feel overwhelmed by the opportunities available, let me lighten your load. With humility, I offer three things about Online College in the High School (OCHS) that I think you need to know:
- It is an award-winning and highly respected program.
For online services and collaboration, Online College College in the High School (OCHS) has been awarded both the Silver Paragon Award and an Innovative Partnering award. Online courses within the program are provided by four accredited Minnesota State colleges and taught by college faculty with tons of experience teaching both online and on-campus. In addition, our growing enrollment and student success results demonstrate how much high schools trust us with their student’s education.
- It is cost effective.
Using a concurrent enrollment model [different from the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) model], tuition is prorated based on the number of credits that students are enrolled in. The average cost (to high schools, not students) for the past three years has been $123.68 per credit. And our management team works hard to be sure the seat cost each term does not exceed $178. With our large variety of technical and general education course offerings and our competitive tuition rate, OCHS has proven to be a very economical college option for participating districts.
- It is easy.
We have several enrollment options for high schools, but once you determine a student is interested and eligible, our one-step registration process is a breeze. Our OCHS online support staff will help you assess students, as needed and are available seven days a week to answer questions.
That’s it. Easy, right? If you have a fourth thing that you have questions about, know that you can call us at 1-866-466-6217. In addition to our course offerings, we are also able to provide your students with career counseling and degree planning resources.
Want to learn more? Request information!
Nicole Seifert | Sr. Online Advisor
Online College in the High School