Seniors may take classes at Cardinal O’Hara through a partnership with Penn State Brandywine and Cabrini College. Students will receive one high school credit for each approved 3 or 4 credit college course taken under dual enrollment. Students may take one dual enrollment class each semester.
College courses ordinarily will be given track 5 (AP) quality points, but the right is reserved to assign track 1 quality points. High school credit will not be given for a course that is available to the student at Cardinal O’Hara High School.
Students must take at least enough classes at O’Hara to qualify for graduation without the dual enrollment credit and must take a minimum of six credits at O’Hara. Cardinal O’Hara High School does not permit early dismissal for dual enrollment. Parents of students who have an exam at college during a school day should send a note in advance stating the time and reason in order to be excused for the exam.
Marks in the college course, including any possible failure, can affect class rank and grade point average positively or negatively. Dropping a course will be considered a failure. Failing a dual enrollment class will not prevent graduation, but it removes the possibility of honors or special recognition at graduation.
All applications, tuition, transportation, and other costs are the sole responsibility of the student and family. O’Hara High School bears no financial responsibility for any cost of dual enrollment.