In this community message, Superintendent Wade Lucas, Ed.D., visits Olentangy Shanahan Middle School where he discusses the district’s dual enrollment program.
Olentangy is proud to announce that five students earned a perfect score on the fall third grade reading Ohio Achievement Assessment. The five students represent less than one half of a percent of the Olentangy popluation of third grade students taking the test. Congratulations to:
As of January 7, 2014, Olentangy has used three of the five calamity days authorized by the state for the 2013-2014 school year. If the district exceeds the allotted five days, online lessons designed to make up for the lost instructional time will be made available at: www.olentangy.k12.oh.us. This method maintains academic continuity and the need to extend the school year.
Should the online lessons be necessary, students will be given two weeks to complete the lessons. Students without Internet access will be given opportunities before, during, or after-school hours to complete the work.
Olentangy’s dual enrollment program gives qualifying juniors and seniors the opportunity to not only receive college credit, but to also attend class in a college setting. More information is available here.
I plan on staying in Ohio, but I am unsure of what college I want to attend.
I am unsure of my major.
I thought it was a good idea because you automatically receive college credit without having to take an exam at the end of the course. Also, it is less expensive than taking English during college and so by taking it now I am savingmoney on college tuition.
We can get individual help often and the teacher can be more focused on what we need to work on. Also, I enjoy the benefits of being a Columbus State student, we can use their library, study center, and tutors for any class.
If you are looking for a change of pace and environment take dual enrollment. But be ready for the challenge.
The Ohio State University
I’ll be attending Columbus State after high school and earning college credit early on definitely gives me a good advantage.
I like having a smaller and more personal English class as well as having the benefits of Columbus State, such as the learning center and resources for information.
It is definitely a path worth taking. It allows you to get college credit and learn at a level that prepares you for what your future education will be like.
This is my junior year of high school, so I’m still deciding where I want to go.
The program allows you to not have to take English the first year of college.
I like that the class is small so the teacher can give more personal help when needed. Also, I like coming to Columbus State in the mornings because it gives me a taste of the “college experience.”
You have to be willing to apply yourself. But it will all be worth it when you’re in college your freshman year and you don’t have to write papers constantly. It’s such a great opportunity.
I am not sure yet, but I would like to apply to OSU or Miami University.
I plan to major in business.
It is a great way to earn college credit for schools in Ohio and I would rather take this class than the other options at my high school.
I like the change of environment at Columbus State, I like the class options (I plan to take dual enrollment Calculus next year).
I would recommend this program to an Olentangy student who wants to go to college in Ohio. It is a smart way to earn college credit. Keep up with the work so you don’t fall behind.
I plan to attend either Ohio State University or Kent State.
I hope to go into nursing.
It’s a good way to earn college credit and get a change of environment that’s more like what you experience at a college campus.
I like that the Dual Enrollment program has a small class size.
My advice would be to be prepared to have to work harder than you do in high school classes. After all, these are college courses.