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    Early College/Expanded Options Orientation Meeting

    If you are interested in Early College classes, you will be required to attend the Fall Early College Orientation Meeting. 

    24/25 School Year Meeting date and time: TBD

    Attendance will be taken at the meeting. You will not be eligible for college courses in the fall if you do not attend, so let me know if there is a reason that makes attending impossible for you.  
     
    During the meeting we will: 
    • Walk you through the Early College process
    • Show you how to make an Advisory meeting with your CGCC Advisor
    • Give you important information around eligibility, expectations, and what exactly is provided to you through HROA's Early College/Expanded Options program.
    • Walk you through how to register for your classes on the CGCC Platform.

     

    Email amanda.phillips@hoodriver.k12.or.us for more information. 

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    Step #1: If you are interested in taking a class at CGCC, please make an appointment with Ms. Phillips.  You cannot meet with CGCC staff until this first step is completed.

    Step #2: Ms. Phillips will schedule your Advising Meeting with your CGCC Advisor. In that meeting we will:

    • Discuss placement scores or transcripts
    • Plan your schedule and get an "Okay to register"
    • Explore your MyCGCC account and learn how to access online/hybrid classes

    Step #3: Register for the classes that you were approved to enroll in by logging into your CGCC Student Portal.

    Step #4: Attend Orientation

    Step #6: Purchase Books cgcc.edu/bookstore

    Students will need to pick up their books in The Dalles or have them shipped, but the shipping cost is out of pocket. HROA pays for up to $200 a term on books.
     
    Please ask Ms. Phillips if she has a book that you can borrow. Also, if you do not want your textbook after you are done with your class, you can donate it back to HROA and we will allow students to use them without having to pay for their books.

     
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    Early College/Expanded Options Program and Web Academy +1

    All students enrolled are earning dual credit from a community college that applies toward the completion of the high school diploma and toward the college transcript.  HROA pays college tuition and fees for up to 12 credits per term. Students may choose to take more than 12 credits; however, anything over 12 credits is your (or your family’s) responsibility. Students will receive a $200 book voucher per term to be used at the CGCC bookstore for books and supplies if you purchase books through another vendor, you will submit your receipts to Mandy Betz at HROA or scan email to: mandy.betz@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    In order to enroll, students should be on track to graduate with their class or be able to demonstrate an ability to graduate in a timely manner. This means that students will need to come in with the minimum number of high school credits for their grade level or develop an alternative plan with Ms. Phillips, HROA School Counselor:

                    10th grade        = 6.0 credits completed

                    11th grade        = 12.0 credits completed

                    12th grade        = 18.0 credits completed

    Courses at the college must count toward the completion of the high school diploma requirements.  Students must be able to complete high school diploma requirements and graduate by the end of their senior year.

    Credit Load

    Students can register for a maximum number of 12 college credits per term. Courses must count toward the completion of the high school diploma. Online college courses must be approved by Ms. Phillips.

    Understanding College Credits

    The credit conversion rate from college credits to high school credits is below:

    College Credits

    =

    High School Credit

    1

    =

    .25

    2

    =

    .5

    3

    =

    .75

    4

    =

    1.0

    5

    =

    1.25


    **Your counselor will help you understand which college classes will satisfy the subject area requirements for high school requirements in high school.

    GPA Policy

    As a student in HROA, you will be building both a high school transcript and a college transcript. This means you will have both a high school and a college GPA. Depending on the GPA policy of the college you are attending, your high school GPA and your college GPA may not be exactly the same. Your HRVHS GPA will be recorded based on the standard 4.0 scale: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0. If your college uses pluses and minuses, these will be recorded on your high school transcript but will not be weighted in the calculation of your high school GPA. The standard 4.0 scale will be used: A+, A, A- = 4.0, B+, B, B- = 3.0, C+, C, C- = 2.0 and D+, D, D- = 1.0. 

    Class Rank Policy

    Students will be given a class rank based on their cumulative high school GPA. Students with the same cumulative high school GPA will share the same class rank.

    Course Retake Policy

    Students may retake a course at the community college to improve their grade. The retake course will be transcripted according to the letter grade received and the type of credit earned.

    PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

    Advising

    Students must attend an advising session with the academic advisor and HROA School Counselor prior to enrollment each term.  Advising is critical to student success in our program and a requirement for enrollment. 

    Course Schedule

    After advising, you will register for the courses approved during your advising session. No course changes can be made to the plan created during the advising session without counselor approval.

    Students are required to email their schedules to their HROA counselor copy and pasted from their college student account within one week of course registration. HROA must have the most up-to-date copy of your schedule on file at all times.

    Dropping Classes

    You must have community college academic advisor and HROA counselor approval prior to dropping any courses. If you drop a course without approval, you will be placed on Academic Probation. 

    If you drop a course after the “drop with refund date” for your college, you may be responsible for paying a dropped class fee.

    HROA may charge a fee of $40 for courses dropped after the drop date without permission from your HROA counselor.

    Attendance

    Students are expected to attend every class. If an extenuating circumstance arises and you must miss a course, students are expected to make every effort to communicate with the instructor prior to missing the course. Students are expected to arrange a plan for missed work with their instructor.

    Communication

    Students are expected to check their email (CGCC and HRCSD) AT LEAST every 24 hours. To ensure success in our program, it is vital that students maintain communication with their HROA counselor. Your HROA counselor is available to support you and to be a resource for questions, concerns, problem solving and any other issues that may arise.  Additionally, your HROA counselor is an advocate for you and can provide you with guidance in navigating the college requirements and your educational progress. Students are also expected to effectively and proactively communicate with their instructors at the college. This means reaching out to instructors for clarification, guidance and/or support in a timely manner. NOTE: Privacy laws require that you (as the student) communicate with the college. Your parents/guardians are not able to do this for you unless you have signed a release of information.

    Academic Probation

    When a student fails a college course the student is placed on academic probation and a Student Support Plan is created. A meeting with the student, parent and HROA counselor will be scheduled to create the Student Support Plan.

    A Student Support Plan will:

    Require students to communicate with college instructors regarding progress - via office hours, phone or email

    Require students to use on campus resources when necessary - i.e. math lab, writing lab, tutoring centers, etc

    Require students to submit a progress report on given date(s) to HROA counselor

    Require students to respond to HROA counselor every two weeks

    If the terms of the Student Support Plan are not met, a student may be exited from the program. The student will remain on academic probation until the successful completion of 3 consecutive terms of “C” grades and higher (or 2 semesters or college prep program).

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Student Roles & Responsibilities

    • Follow ALL expectations and guidelines outlined in this handbook
    • Follow the expectations and guidelines of your community college
    • Contact your professors before issues arise
    • Proactively communicate with your HROA counselor as well as all of your instructors at the college
    • Attend advising appointment each term
    • Email your HROA counselor your schedule copy and pasted from your college account after registering for your approved courses within one week of registration, tuition will not be approved unless an active schedule is received within the given time frame
    • Request approval from your HROA counselor prior to any schedule changes. Email your HROA counselor an updated copy of your new schedule copy and pasted from your college student account when classes are added or dropped



     


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    Step #1: If you are interested in taking a class at CGCC, please make an appointment with Ms. Phillips.  You cannot meet with CGCC staff until this first step is completed.

    Step #2: Ms. Phillips will schedule your Advising Meeting with your CGCC Advisor. In that meeting we will:

    • Discuss placement scores or transcripts
    • Plan your schedule and get an "Okay to register"
    • Explore your MyCGCC account and learn how to access online/hybrid classes

    Step #3: Register for the classes that you were approved to enroll in by logging into your CGCC Student Portal.

    Step #4: Print, complete, return the Release of Information Form

    Release of Information must be printed, filled out and return to the front desk at the CGCC Hood River campus.  Please authorize Ms. Phillips and HROA access to your information.  This is required to be in our program.  Please do not complete the confidential code portion of this form.  Thank you!

    Step #5: Complete Online Orientation

    Step #6: Purchase Books cgcc.edu/bookstore

    Please be patient. The students will need to pick up their books in The Dalles or have them shipped, but the shipping cost is out of pocket. 

    Rosalie Kelly
    400 East Scenic Drive
    The Dalles, OR 97058