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High School Connections Programs

Clackamas Community College (CCC) provides college credit programs specifically designed for high school students. CCC's High School Connections programs allow students to explore college programs and career options while saving money and time by earning credits toward their certificate/degree. All High School Connections programs grant college credit that appears on students' CCC transcripts. Contracts with high schools and/or school districts are required for each program. Students may only participate in programs offered at their high school.

CCC offers four High School Connections programs for students to earn college credit while still in high school:

Advanced College Credit (ACC)

ACC classes are college courses taken at the high school and taught by an approved high school instructor. High school instructors must meet qualifying college criteria. ACC classes are $10 per credit, charged directly to the student. Students receiving free/reduced lunch can have ACC fees waived. High school counselors add students to the ACC Fee Waiver List that is submitted to the college.

2023-24 Advanced College Credit (ACC) Important Dates
Fall Trimester / SemesterWinter TrimesterSpring Semester / Semester
ACC Registration OpensOct. 9, 2023Jan. 8, 2024April 8, 2024
ACC Registration ClosesNov. 3, 2023Feb. 2, 2024May 10, 2024
Last day to drop ACC courses with a refund. You will receive a refund and no grade will show on your CCC transcriptNov. 10, 2023Feb. 9, 2024May 17, 2024
Late Registration Appeals DueNov. 10, 2023Feb. 9, 2024May 17, 2024
Last day to request a Withdraw ('W' grade) from ACC instructorAfter the drop deadline, the instructor determines whether the student may receive a withdraw (W) grade or be held responsible for a grade.

Expanded Options/Early College Program

Expanded Options/Early College allows students to take classes at the college campus or online. Students must be referred by their school district/high school in order to participate. Classes are charged at the regular tuition and course fees, paid for by the school district/high school. 

Career Technical Education Pathways (CTEP)

High school students can participate in hands-on Career Technical Education (CTE) classes with other high school and college students. Classes are charged at full tuition/fees rate per student and there may be additional textbook/material costs. Priority registration is given to participating high schools and any open seats not filled by high school students will be open to general college students. High School students must be referred by their high school in order to participate.

High School Plus (HSP)

HSP classes are college classes taught by college faculty at partner high schools or designated locations. Classes are charged at a set contract rate, paid for by the school district/high school.

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