College Credit Plus at Fairless High School

How does a student get started?

Next Steps to Prepare for CCP in 2020-2021: 

  1. Mark your calendars for a MANDATORY CCP informational night at the High School on January 16th at 6:00pm

  2. Fill out the Intent to Participate Form by April 1st (see link on right)

  3. Review the Courses Offered and the eligibility criteria (see link on right)

  4. Apply to the college where the CCP course is located

  5. Take the ACT (visit for testing dates) or take the Accuplacer (college placement exam) 

  6. Fill out the FHS 2020-2021 CCP Application by April 1st (see link on right)

  7. If you are taking an off campus CCP class, you must make an advising appointment to meet with Mr. Trenger in February or March.

Fairless CCP College Options 20-21


College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio's dual credit program

  • Students earn high school and college credit at the same time

  • Students enroll in college courses and adhere to their requirements

  • Courses offered in the high school must be the same course as the college offers


Ohio needs more students who graduate college and career ready. College Credit Plus increases access for students who have not taken full advantage of the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. 


Fairless offers over 20 CCP courses on campus because we want to support educational goals and remove barriers that can happen if a student leaves our campus to take CCP courses. Stark State College, Kent State University Stark and Fairless Local Schools have created a partnership that offers students an opportunity to take over 70 credit hours without leaving the high school. 


Ohio public school districts and Ohio public colleges and universities must participate in College Credit Plus. Nonpublic high schools and colleges or universities may choose to participate. To be eligible, students must have a remediation free ACT or Accuplacer score in at least one subject area in addition to meeting the admission standards of the participating college or university to which they apply.


There is no cost for the student to participate in College Credit Plus when the student is enrolled in a public college or university.  The school district covers the cost of college tuition and textbooks. Students choosing to enroll in a participating private college or university may incur costs.


Fairless offers an Associate of Arts Degree Pathway for students who are interested in taking the required CCP courses to complete this degree upon graduation. This is offered as a tool to help guide students to the possible completion of an Associate Degree. Please see the Program of Studies to view the full Associate Degree Pathway. 

If available, the courses are taught by high school teachers who have met the requirements of adjunct professor status, and the course credit earned can be applied toward both high school and college graduation. If no Fairless staff have achieved adjunct status, a Kent State Adjunct Professor will teach the course on campus at Fairless High School or courses will be offered online through Kent State or Stark State College. The credit from the courses offered at Fairless can be transferred to other colleges or universities.

Students must complete the required entrance exam for admission into College Credit Plus courses. Students must also complete the college application and registration for the partnering college/university. Students who receive a F in a College Credit Plus course must pay for the course and the book fee. Failing a college course may cause the student to not be allowed to take further college classes. Grades become part of the high school grade point average. The Guidance Department will provide additional information about this program at an evening meeting for students and their families. Students interested in participating in College Credit Plus and their family must meet with their guidance counselor and sign a letter of intent by April 1, of the preceding the year of intended enrollment. All books purchased for College Credit Plus belong to Fairless Local Schools and must be turned in to the Learning Commons when the course is complete or dropped.

CCP Courses Offered with Eligibility Criteria

Intent to Participate Form (
This form MUST be filled out prior to April 1st otherwise your student will be shut out of CCP.)

Instruction Sheet for Applying to Kent State 


Instruction Sheet for Applying to Stark State 

FHS 2020-2021 CCP Application

CCP Probation and Dismissal Policy 

Off Campus Students Additional Links

Off Campus Google Form(If you are taking an off campus course you MUST fill out this google form as soon as you have your printed schedule from the college)



Stark State FERPA Release


Final Grade Submittal Google Form