What are the forms of Accelerated Credit in Oregon?
In Dual Credit courses, the high school teacher is qualified to act as a proxy faculty member for the college or university when teaching the course. These courses are sufficiently similar to enable the students to be described as "taking a course" from the post-secondary institution. Through ORS 340.310, HECC was charged with developing standards for dual credit and other high school-based college credit partnership programs.
Sponsored Dual Credit
In Sponsored Dual Credit courses, a high school teacher partners with a sponsoring faculty member at a college or university to offer the course. These courses are sufficiently similar to enable the student to be described as "taking a course" from the post-secondary institution. Through ORS 340.310, HECC has charged with developing standards for these sponsored dual credit programs.
Assessment Based Learning Credit
In Assessment Based Learning Credit, students do not enroll in a college course but are provided an opportunity to earn college credit by demonstrating they have achieved a course's learning outcomes. Through ORS 340.310, HECC has charged with developing standards for these assessment based learning credit programs.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are offered by high schools across the state. Each year, colleges and universities in Oregon renew the Statewise AP and IB Course Credit Policy for these courses, and the HECC coordinates with Oregon campuses on making and publishing these updates.
Expanded Options programs
Expanded Options programs established by school districts provide opportunities for at-risk students to take courses at eligible post-secondary institutions. in 2005, Senate Bill 300 created the Expanded Options program to provide eligible high school students early entry into post-secondary education, with specific provisions and supports for at-risk students.