As they advance through high school, many students are ready for the challenge of college-level work. Courses offering such work allow the students to make the academic transition to a higher level without having to
make other social and emotional adjustments, thus easing their transition to college life.
This experience also allows students to test their skills and discipline within the framework of college expectations. If enough credits are successfully completed and accepted by their colleges, students may acquire sufficient college credits to accelerate their college program.
Placement and Credit
Colleges may grant credit and/or advanced standing. Some F-M courses make it
possible for a student to score high enough on an exam, given at the college, to gain advanced standing or placement
and/or bypass the intro-level course. This is frequently the case with Languages Other Than English. Each college has
its own policy; consult the Admissions Office for information.
Credit may be earned when students successfully complete an Advanced Placement
(AP) examination at the end of a course. Amount of credit awarded is determined by the appropriate department at the
student’s college. See department listings for available AP courses.
Dual Enrollment Courses
College level courses are taught at the high school by high school faculty members who are adjunct instructors with the respective college or university academic department. Students wishing to earn college credit pay a reduced tuition to the college and are concurrently enrolled. Instruction, materials and testing are similar to on-campus classes. Supervision of the programs is maintained by faculty of the respective college.
Dual enrollment courses are offered through Cazenovia College, Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA), SUNY ESF, SUNY Oswego and O.C.C. See department listings for course descriptions.
If a student chooses not to take the course for college credit, this will be reflected on his/her transcript with the designation being C.L. (college level) rather than SUPA, SUNY ESF, OCC, Cazenovia College or SUNY Oswego.