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School Partnerships

The Sinclair College School Partnerships Division is inclusive of College Credit Plus (CCP), the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium (Tech Prep), and Transition Advising. These three programs are designed to prepare students in grades 7-12 for college or career pathways. In partnership with area secondary schools, these programs provide opportunities for students to:

  • Be exposed to college coursework and career pathways
  • Earn college credit PRIOR to graduating high school
  • Receive added support with their high school teacher and Sinclair faculty
  • Reduce time and cost to a college credential
  • Earn Scholarship dollars to continue their education at Sinclair

College Credit Plus Grades 7-12

College Credit Plus gives high school students the opportunity to take college courses and receive college credit for free, while still in high school.

Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium (MVTPC) Grades 9-12

The MVTPC enables students to experience a career/technical field of study at the high school level and simultaneously earn college credits. Tech Prep students can graduate from high school with college credits posted on a Sinclair transcript and may be eligible for a $3,000 Sinclair Tech Prep Scholarship.

Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) gives students the opportunity to demonstrate learning outside of the college classroom to earn college credit. Two of the most common options for high school students are Advanced Placement (AP) and Project Lead the Way (PLTW). These both require completion of an exam, receipt of an equivalent score and appropriate documentation submitted to Sinclair Academic Advising in order to receive credit. For more information on PLA, please visit: www.sinclair.edu/pla. 

Transition Advising 

Transition Advisors are focused on helping students within selected high schools successfully transition from high school to college/career, while understanding how their College Credit Plus, Career Tech, and other early college credits support educational goals. The Sinclair Transition Advising Team serves as a partner to high school staff. The aim of a Sinclair Transition Advisor is to help students focus on how their college/career goals align with a focused major, work with them to develop a college academic plan, and ensure students take the right type of early college credit to reach their career goals. Sinclair’s goal is to ensure students have assigned advisors to help them successfully launch their early college credit experience, with seamless service and a focus on credential completion or a successful career upon high school graduation. For more information about how Transition Advisors work with high school students, please email transition@sinclair.edu.

Parent Information: Want more information on any of these programs or perhaps to help your student prepare for life after high school? Click here to check out Sinclair's College Prep Checklist. The College Credit Option Document is another helpful tool that describes 4 different types of College Credit that your student may have. 

Students can receive various types of credit, for further clarification, review the College Credit Option Table.