High School Instructors and CCC Faculty

High school instructors and college faculty are key to the success of our High School Connections programs. We want to make sure you have what you need. Here you will find information about programs, policies and procedures that affect you and your students.

New to High School Connections programs at CCC?

The college offers four High School Connections programs that award college credit to high school students.

  • If you are a high school instructor at a CCC partner high school, you may be eligible to teach Advanced College Credit (ACC) classes at your school.
  • If you are a CCC faculty member, you have opportunities to participate in ACC, High School Plus (HSP) and High School Career Technical Education Pathways (CTEP) programs.

If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, contact hsconnections@clackamas.edu.

Are you a high school instructor?

Advanced College Credit (ACC)

The ACC program at CCC operates under Oregon's High School Based College Credit standards for dual credit and sponsored dual credit, adopted in June 2016. ACC classes are college courses taken at the high school and taught by approved high school instructors. High school instructors must meet college credential requirements and align coursework to the college class.

Specific information about articulating new and/or renewing ACC courses is available in the ACC Instructor Handbook.

2022-23 ACC New Articulation Submission Deadlines
Desired Term to ArticulateLast Day to Submit New ACC Articulation Materials
Fall 2023*May 15, 2023
Winter 2024Sept. 8, 2023
Spring 2024Jan. 12, 2024

*We understand that teaching assignments may change over summer break and that new teachers are hired. For Fall 2023, requests that are needed due to summer shift, new articulation applications are due Sept. 8 2023. We will do our best to accommodate late requests, but articulation is not guaranteed past the May 15 deadline.

It is recommended to start the new articulation process well in advance of the last day to submit to ensure courses are approved and ready for registration in the desired start term.

New articulation request

High school instructors interested in articulating in the ACC program must meet Departmental Specific Credential Criteria and demonstrate their course aligns with a course at CCC.

To initiate a new ACC articulation request, complete the online New ACC Articulation Application. As a part of the application, high school instructors will be asked to upload the following documentation in the application:

Credential documents

  • Current resume
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Other supplemental or relevant credential documentation such as certifications and/or credentials

Curriculum documents

Once an application is submitted, the CCC department chair and/or lead college faculty in the specific discipline area will conduct a review of credential and curriculum materials. If the CCC department chair approves the articulation request, a notification will be sent through to the high school administrator and high school instructor to electronically sign the articulation agreement and the articulation will be complete.

If the articulation request is denied, feedback will be provided as to why the articulation was denied and what would be needed to reach instructor status or curriculum alignment for approval. ACC articulation agreements are good for a three-year period, unless there are changes to the course at the college or high school, which initiates an immediate review.


2022-23 Articulation Workshops

Interested in learning more about ACC articulation or need help compiling or submitting your articulation materials? Join the ACC coordinator during a drop in ACC Articulation Workshop! Registration is required to attend. See dates below or view the ACC Articulation Workshop flyer here to register.

Articulation Workshop April 18

Sep 22, 2022, 18:41 PM
Start date : Apr 18, 2023, 00:00 AM
End date :

Tuesday April 18, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom

ACC Instructor Requirements

New course articulation request
Articulation renewal

ACC Instructor Resources

ACC program survey
Professional Development Opportunities
Annual ACC Instructor Meeting
Syllabus submission
ACC New Instructor Orientation

Are you a CCC faculty member?

CCC Faculty Resources

Advanced College Credit (ACC)
High School Plus (HSP)
Career Technical Education Pathways (CTEP)
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