At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, an informational meeting will be held in the Westerville South High School auditorium to discuss the Post Secondary Options Enrollment Program (PSEO)/Dual Enrollment (DE). South is located at 303 S. Otterbein Avenue. The PSEO/Dual Enrollment Program allows eligible Ohio high school students to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and expose students to options beyond the high school classroom. Any high school student admitted to a course by an institution of higher education will be required to perform at the same level as the institution’s regular students. High schools continue to be responsible for providing a comprehensive and challenging college preparatory curriculum including advanced level courses. College courses should either contribute to or supplement the broad academic preparation needed by high school students.
Students interested in PSEO/Dual Enrollment (which includes, but is not limited to, specialized programs such as the John Glenn Internship) must be accepted by the college/university they wish to attend and be seriously interested in pursuing course work not provided in the current high school curriculum. Each college/university has its own un-weighted GPA and standardized test minimums. College counselors from Otterbein University, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, and Ohio Northern University will discuss student options at the February 25th meeting. All students interested in PSEO/Dual Enrollment must complete an Intent to Participate form and return it to the Academic Enrichment Center by March 31. The form can be obtained at the February 25 meeting or through each student's guidance counselor. Student participants and their parents/guardians must be aware of the possible risks and consequences of taking part in the PSEO/Dual Enrollment Programs and the financial obligation to reimburse the district if a student fails or does not complete PSEO coursework.
For additional questions pertaining to PSEO/Dual Enrollment, contact any high school guidance counselor or Dr. Scott Ebbrecht at 614-797-7750.