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 five 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.*

2018-19 Advanced College Credit (ACC) Important Dates

Fall Trimester
1st Semester
Winter Trimester Spring Trimester
2nd Semester
ACC Registration Opens Oct 1, 2018 Jan 7, 2018 April 8, 2018
ACC Registration Closes Nov 2, 2018 Feb 8, 2019 May 10, 2019
Payment due if not on Free/Reduced Lunch. A hold will be placed on your CCC account if balance is unpaid Nov 2, 2018 Feb 8, 2019 May 10, 2019
Last day to drop ACC courses with a refund. You will receive a refund and no grade will show on your CCC transcript Nov 16, 2018 Feb 22, 2019 May 24, 2019
Last day to request ‘W’ Withdraw grade from instructor Grades are at the discretion of your instructor. If you do not drop a course by the drop deadline, talk to your instructor about the grade you will receive before the end of the term.

College and Career Readiness (CCR)

CCR provides opportunities for students to gain college and career readiness skills while earning college credit. High school or agency instructors must meet college qualifying criteria. CCR classes are $10 per credit, charged directly to the student.*

View the list of College and Career Readiness course offerings.

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. 

High School Career and Technical Education (CTE)

High School CTE courses are held on the college campus and taught by college faculty. Students participate in hands-on courses in auto body, automotive, manufacturing, and welding with other high school students. Students must be referred by their school district/high school in order to participate. Classes are charged at the Average Daily Membership (ADMw) rate for the high school, paid for by the school district/high school.

View the list of High School CTE offerings 

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.

*Students receiving free/reduced lunch can have ACC and CCR fees waived. High school counselors add students to the fee waiver list that is submitted to CCC.

Joydean Overlin

Contact Us

High School Connections

503-594-3161

hsconnections@clackamas.edu