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    Odyssey Early College and Career Options

    Grades 9 - 12

     

    2019-2020

    Program of Studies

     

     

     

     

    Roy J Wasson Academic Campus  .  2115 Afton Way  .  Colorado Springs  .  Colorado  .  80909

    Vision:

    Come willingly.

    Find your purpose.

    Do the work.

    Leave prepared.

    Mission:

    At Odyssey Early College and Career Options ,

    students RISE

    to meet the challenges of school and life.

    We practice excellence

    to succeed in a future not yet imagined.

    Odyssey Early College and Career Options

     Bell Schedule

    Contact Information

     

    Main Office: (719) 328-2030

    FAX (719) 328-2029

    Website: http://earlycollege.d11.org

    Principal: Sean Norman

    Dean of Students: Dr. Mike Lamphere

    Counselors: Katrina Everett, Kelsey Johnson, Lisa Folwer, & Leilani Mullins

     

     

    Bell Schedule

    Regular

    Professional Learning Community

    Phoenix Feathers/ICAP

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 

    Wednesday

    Friday

    Period

    Start

    End

    Minutes

    Period

    Start

    End

    Minutes

    Period

    Start

    End

    Minutes

    1

    7:30

    8:25

    55

    1

    8:30

    9:16

    46

    1

    7:30

    8:20

    50

    2

    8:29

    9:24

    55

    2

    9:20

    10:06

    46

    2

    8:24

    9:14

    50

    3

    9:28

    10:23

    55

    3

    10:10

    10:56

    46

    3

    9:18

    10:08

    50

    4

    10:27

    11:21

    54

    4

    11:00

    11:46

    46

    4

    10:12

    11:02

    50

    5

    11:25

    12:19

    54

    5

    11:50

    12:36

    46

    P.F./ICAP

    11:06

    11:36

    30

    Lunch

    12:24

    12:49

    25

    Lunch

    12:41

    1:06

    25

    5

    11:40

    12:30

    50

    6

    12:52

    1:47

    55

    6

    1:09

    1:55

    46

    Lunch

    12:35

    1:00

    25

    7

    1:51

    2:46

    55

    7

    1:59

    2:46

    47

    6

    1:04

    1:53

    49

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    7

    1:57

    2:46

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    Table of Contents:

     

     

     

     

    Our Core Values, Community & Curriculum

                     Pages 6-7

    Course Descriptions, Grading and Ranking, GPA,  Academic Integrity, Repeat Courses

    Page  8

    High School Vs. College

                     Pages 9-10

    High School Graduation Requirements

    Pages 11

    ODYSSEY ECCO& PPCC Policies, Code of Conduct and Accuplacer Basic Skills Matrix

    Pages 12-17

    Registration Information- myPPCC Portal

    Pages 18-20

    Pikes Pike Community College Degree Programs 

    Pages  21-22

    Graduation Requirements and Course Sequence Requirements

    Pages  23-24

    Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Descriptions  

    Pages  25

    Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Requirements 

    Pages  26-27

    PPCC Guaranteed Transfer and Guided Pathways: UCCS

                     Pages  28

    Institutional Transfer Guides: Colorado

                     Pages  29

    Frequently Asked Questions

                     Pages  30-33

     

     

    At Odyssey Early College and Career Options, We Value:

    Respect

    ODYSSEY ECCO students respect ourselves, fellow students, teachers, staff and the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus.

    ¨ We treat members of the faculty and fellow students in a respectful and civil manner

    ¨ We listen and respond positively to constructive criticism from teachers, parents, and peers

    ¨ We show respect, care, and concern for all members of the Early College community

    ¨ We are open to learning about the cultural differences and traditions of others in and outside of the Early College community

    Integrity

    We ODYSSEY ECCO students do the right thing, no matter how difficult that may be.

    ¨ We are honest and sincere

    ¨ We respect and do our best to follow the Odyssey ECCO rules

    ¨ We strive for self-esteem and confidence

    ¨ We take responsibility for our actions and accept the intended and unintended consequences of those actions

    Scholarship

    We ODYSSEY ECCO students are here to learn.

    ¨ We are curious and we value learning as a life-long endeavor

    ¨ We do our best to meet the expectations established by our instructors

    ¨ We always do our own work

    ¨ We support the intellectual efforts of friends and peers

    Effort

    We ODYSSEY ECCO students show up to class and give our best effort.

    ¨ We come to school well-rested and prepared to contribute to activities and classes

    ¨ We let our teachers know if we need help with school work or with any problems that arise at school

    ¨ We help to keep the school environment clean and safe for everyone

    ¨ We help others to navigate the physical environment of the school

    Community        

     

    Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus, Odyssey Early College and Career Options  and Career Pathways is a comprehensive four-year public high school .

     

    Odyssey Early College and Career Options  and Career Pathways is a “school of choice” and as such, our population is small and comprised of students from across El Paso County who want the rigor and challenge of a college experience. At a minimum, our students have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours towards their Bachelor’s degree--at no cost to families!

     

    Partnered with Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Metro State University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Adams State University, our curriculum is designed as a coherent unit, with high school and college-level work blended into a single academic program. We offer two types of Associate’s Degrees. Our four-year university bound students take guarantee transfer / dual credit classes towards an Associate of Arts or Science Degree, while our career and technical bound students earn articulated credit towards an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

     

    From our “college for high school credit” courses to our exciting Career Pathways in Automotive, Cyber Security, Education, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Journalism, Sustainable Agriculture & Green Education, and Technology & Communications, students enjoy a rigorous and relevant education, with highly qualified adjunct faculty members who are excited to grow students to be their best selves.

    Colorado Springs is home to the United State Air Force Academy, Colorado College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College and the Olympic Training Center.

     

    Organizations at Early College

    AVID

    Future Business Leaders of America

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

    Future Farmers of America

    Junior Achievement

    Link Crew

    National Honor Society

    Rho Kappa Society

    Skills USA

    Sudo Cyber CTSO/Cyber Patriot and Open Lab

    Curriculum

     

    College “Campus Pathways Students” attend Early College and take half of their “Guarantee Transfer” classes taught by PPCC and ASU adjunct professors. Campus Pathways Students are offered honors classes in English 092, MAT 050 and MAT 055.

     

    The academic program offered to Campus Pathways Students at Odyssey ECCO is comprised of a total of seven 52-minute classes and three 95-minute block classes. Campus Pathways Students may attend any combination of classes for a maximum of 15 college credits in a single semester. Block classes are semester-long and meet daily.

     

    College “Pathway Students” attend either PPCC or UCCS and take the remainder of their Associate Degree (and sometimes even their Bachelor’s Degree) course requirements. While Select Students are required to carry a minimum load of 12 credit hours per semester, we highly encourage Select Students to take at least 15 credit hours per semester (completing their Associates Degree in two years, thereby allowing them to begin their Bachelors Degree at UCCS—while still enrolled as high school students.)

     

    ODYSSEY ECCO holds memberships in: College Board, Colorado School Counselor Association, Colorado Council on High School/College Relations, Association of Career and Technical Education, and Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education. Career Pathways received the Pikes Peak Work Force Center’s Pathways to Prosperity Award.

     

     

    Clubs at Odyssey ECCO

    A+ Security + Study Croup

    Art Club

    Basketball Club

    Beyond Mind Capacity

    Drama Club

    English Tutoring

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Guitar Club

    Journalism

    Magic The Gathering

    Math Tutoring

    Sources of Strength

    Spanish Club

    Spanish Study Group

    Speech and Debate

    Student Council: Coffee House, Game Night, Dances

    Yearbook

     

     

     

    Course Catalogue & Course Descriptions

     

    All Odyssey Early College and Career Options  courses and their descriptions, Pikes Peak Community College courses (or their equivalent), and Adams State University courses (or their equivalent) can be found at:

    https://goo.gl/PN7JoM

    Grading and Ranking​                                                     College

                                                                                                          Class

    Grading                                     %                           GPA         GPA

    A= Superior                           90-100                        4              5

    B= Above-average             80-89                           3              4

    C= Average                            70-79                           2              3

    D= Below Average             60-69                           1              2

    F= Failure                               59 or below              0              1

    (No Credit)

    G= Credit not factored into GPA

    I= Incomplete

    W= Withdrawn

    Tuition Reimbursement

    Colorado Springs School District 11 has made the commitment to pay all tuition costs at the current community college rate (or less) under a variety of post-secondary programs.  This commitment is with the understanding that students and their parents are accountable for satisfactory academic progress under the program they reside.  If a student does not meet the expectations or academic requirements under the program, the repayment of all tuition for the class(es) must be made to Colorado Springs School District 11.

     

    Full repayment (or an approved plan through accounts payable) shall be expected within 30 days of notification. 

    Students may continue to access concurrent enrollment on a case-by-case basis the following semester.  Additional failures or withdraws by a student will result in Colorado Springs School District 11 denial of future concurrent/post-secondary funding.  Reentry into Concurrent Enrollment may be appealed to the CTE Director after one year (two concurrent semesters) of non-participation.  

     

     

    Retaking a Course

    Students in grades 9-12 are required to retake a course if they earn a D or an F . The student’s record will reflect all courses that are taken and the grades earned.  The student must retake the course before he or she has enrolled in the next sequential course (unless the student is granted approval by school administration to do so).

    Academic Integrity

    Academic honesty and integrity in school work is an essential component to student achievement. Odyssey Early College and Career Options  students shall refrain from copying another student’s work, plagiarizing the work of another author, or cheating on academic tasks and assessments—as these are all strictly prohibited. Students who commit acts of dishonesty in the academic area are subject to disciplinary action and academic penalty. Furthermore, the use of District 11’s electronic media to commit academic dishonesty is a violation of District 11’s Acceptable Use Agreement and may lead to the loss of computer privileges, as well as further disciplinary action. (File: JICDA-R)  If you are struggling or confused, please ask for assistance from your professor before an assignment is due. If you get caught cheating, you will receive a “zero” on your assessment.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

    GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 46 credits is required for graduation. College classes are weighted by one point. Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in January and May.

    Rank

    Class Rank does not exist at Odyssey Early College and Career Options . However, students with outstanding academic records receive college-wide honors upon graduation. To qualify, students must meet the cumulative grade-point averages specified below, have at least 30 college credits, and have no missing grades or incompletes. Honors are awarded as follows:

    Cum Laude= 3.5-3.69 GPA

    Magna Cum Laude= 3.7-3.84 GPA

    Summa Cum Laude= 3.85-4.00 GPA

    Honor Roll Standard

    Honor roll status is earned any semester that a student achieves a unweighted GPA of 3.5 or better.

     

     

    High School Versus College

    FOLLOWING THE RULES IN HIGH SCHOOL

    CHOOSING RESPONSIBLY IN COLLEGE

    Your time is structured by others.

    You manage your own time.

    You can count on parents and teachers to remind you of your responsibilities and to guide you in setting priorities.

    You must balance your responsibilities and set priorities.

    Each day you proceed from one class directly to another, spending 6 hours each day (30 hours a week) in class.

    Class times vary throughout the day and evening and you spend only 12 to 16 hours each week in class.

    Most of your classes are arranged for you.

     

    You arrange your own schedule in consultation with your adviser. Schedules tend to look lighter than they really are.

    You are not responsible for knowing what it takes to graduate.

     

    Graduation requirements are complex, and differ from year to year. You are expected to know those that apply to you and take course requirements that don’t always align to your interests.

    Guiding principle: You will usually be told what to do and corrected if your behavior is out of line.

    Guiding principle: You are expected to take responsibility for what you do and don't do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions.

    GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES

    SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE CLASSES

    The school year is 36 weeks long; some classes extend over both semesters and some don't.

    The academic year is divided into two separate 15-week semesters, plus a week after each semester for exams.

    Most studying is in class, with homework as a back-up.

    Most studying is outside of class (2 to 3 hours for each hour in class) with lectures and other class work as a guide.

    You seldom need to read anything more than once, and sometimes listening in class is enough.

    You need to review class notes and text material regularly.

    You are expected to read short assignments that are then discussed, and often re-taught, in class.

    You are assigned substantial amounts of reading and writing which may not be directly addressed in class.

    Guiding principle: You will usually be told in class what you need to learn from assigned readings.

    Guiding principle: It's up to you to read and understand the assigned material; lectures and assignments proceed from the assumption that you've already done so.

    GRADES IN HIGH SCHOOL

    GRADES IN COLLEGE

    Consistently good homework grades may raise your overall grade when test grades are low.

    Grades on tests and major papers usually provide most of the course grade.

    Initial test grades, especially when they are low, may not have an adverse effect on your final grade.

    First tests are usually "wake-up calls" to let you know what is expected--but they also may account for a substantial part of your course grade.

    Guiding principle: "Effort counts." Courses are usually structured to reward a "good-faith effort."

    Guiding principle: "Results count." Though "good-faith effort" is important.

     HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

    COLLEGE PROFESSORS

    Teachers check your completed homework.

    Professors may not always check completed homework, but they will assume you can perform the same tasks on tests.

    Teachers remind you of your incomplete work.

    Professors may not remind you of incomplete work.

    Teachers approach you if they believe you need assistance.

    Professors are usually open and helpful, but most expect you to initiate contact if you need assistance.

    Teachers are available for discussion before, during, or after class.

    Professors expect you to attend their scheduled office hours.

    Teachers have been trained in teaching methods to assist in imparting knowledge to students.

    Professors have been trained as experts in their particular areas of research.

    Teachers provide you with information you missed when you were absent.

    Professors expect you to get any notes from classes you missed from classmates.

    Teachers impart knowledge and facts, sometimes drawing direct connections and leading you through the thinking process.

    Professors expect you to think about and synthesize seemingly unrelated topics.

     

    Guiding principle: Teachers bear much of the responsibility for your learning.

    Guiding principle: You bear the responsibility for your learning.

    TESTS IN HIGH SCHOOL

    TESTS IN COLLEGE

    Testing is frequent and covers small amounts of material.

    Testing is usually infrequent and may be cumulative, covering large amounts of material. You, not the professor, need to organize the material to prepare for the test.

    Makeup tests are often available.

    Makeup tests are seldom an option; and must be requested.

    Teachers frequently rearrange test dates to avoid conflict with school events.

    Professors in different courses usually schedule tests without regard to the demands of other courses or outside activities.

    Teachers frequently conduct review sessions, pointing out the most important concepts.

    Professors rarely offer review sessions, and when they do, they expect you to be an active participant, prepared with questions.

    Guiding principle: Mastery is usually seen as the ability to reproduce what you were taught in the form it was presented, or to solve the kinds of problems you were shown how to solve.

    Guiding principle: Mastery is often seen as the ability to apply what you've learned to new situations or to solve new kinds of problems.

     

    This information is adapted from and courtesy of: Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center at Southern Methodist University, Gary Schultz Director of Web Communications, Perkins Administration Building, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

    High School Versus College

     

    Absences WILL NOT be Excused for the Following Types of Reasons:

    · “My student overslept because she had to work late last night.”

    · “My kids need a day with me so we can spend time together.”

    · “My student had to watch his younger brothers and sisters.” “My student needed to finish his English project, so please excuse him from classes while he studies in the library.”

     

    Parent/Guardian and Student Responsibilities

    Students:

    · Attend school daily with no absences or tardiness

    · Follow school policies for check in and check out

    · Respect the classroom rules of each teacher

    · Remain on campus during the school day (high school students have off campus lunch only when approved by the building principal)

    · Maintain an active schedule at school

    · Monitor individual attendance and grades

    Parents:

    · Notify school of current contact information

    · Contact the school for attendance related issues within 48 hours of an absence

    · Know the attendance policies at their school

    · Monitor their students attendance and grades

    · Provide proper documentation, if requested

    · Stress the importance of daily school attendance

    · Arrange appointments for after school hour

     

    Tardies

    After three tardies, a parent phone call will be made. If tardies continue beyond that, disciplinary action will ensue. If you arrive tardy, it is imperative that you signs in with the main office before going to class. After checking in with the main office students are to enter the classroom with minimal disturbance to the other students.

     

    Dress Code

    Clothing should be worn as designed and should cover private parts of the body. Clothing that inappropriately bares or exposes private parts of a body, including but not limited to the stomach, areas above mid-thigh, buttocks, back and breasts is unacceptable school attire.

     

     

     

     

    Grading Policy

    Your professor will provide a breakdown of how skills and assessments will be measured. (Assessments consist of all work that is assigned by the professor for the purpose of being graded.) A “C” or better is required to receive college credit for all PPCC courses.

     

    Grades are administered on a percentage basis:

    A               90 - 100%

    B               80 – 90%

    C               70 – 80%*

    D               60 – 70%

    F                < 60%

     

    Food and Water in the Classroom

    Healthy snacks and water are permitted in the classroom at the professor’s discretion.

     

    Classroom Behavior

    Please treat others as you would like to be treated. You are not to make derogatory comments to or about other students, nor should you use profane language.

     

    Textbooks

    Textbooks will be loaned to you at the beginning of each course and will need to be returned in good condition at the end of each course.  If not returned in a timely fashion or if damage is sustained, you will be responsible for an amount up to the full cost of a new replacement of the textbooks. (Replacement costs will be provided when textbooks are distributed).

     

    Cell Phones, MP3 Players and other Electronic Devices

    Cell phones, MP3 players and other electronic devices are generally NOT permitted at ODYSSEY ECCO.

     

    Computers

    Laptops computers are mandatory and provided by Odyssey ECCO for a $50 annual deposit or on a sliding scale for free and reduced lunch.

     

    Please do not be afraid to ask for help. We are all here to ensure that you succeed as an Odyssey Early College and Career Options  student.

     

    Student Attendance , Absences and Truancy

    All absences (including late arrivals and early dismissals) are to be called in to the Main Office by a parent or guardian.  If students must leave the campus early, they must sign out with the Main Office before leaving.

    · Your continuation with Odyssey Early College and Career Options  into year 5, 6, or 7 is contingent upon a 95% or better attendance rate in all classes, including off site Pikes Peak Community College classes. This policy will be enforced whether absences are excused or unexcused.

    Colorado statutes and district policies continue to stress the importance of parent/guardian involvement and responsibility in ensuring their student’s educational development. The Colorado Compulsory Attendance Law was created to make sure that students from the age of six to 17 -attend school. Recent changes to this law include steps to identify and monitor student attendance that is the result of chronic absenteeism or habitual truancy. These steps include, but are not limited to, attendance plans, referrals to community support agencies, and/or referrals to the court system. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make sure that the children under their care attend school on a regular basis. School District 11 believes that mandatory attendance is an essential component of student achievement and the District works hard to make sure that attendance is accurately recorded, monitored, and reviewed for every student. The District has a goal to reach 95 percent attendance for all schools, all grade levels and for all students. The guidelines set forth in this attendance policy apply to all traditional, charter, alternative, and online schools within District 11 and help us reach our attendance outcomes.

    When a student misses more than 10 percent of any marking period, whether excused or unexcused, they may be considered chronically absent. When a student misses any part of a school day, and an excuse is not provided, a student becomes truant. Students who are “skipping” school regularly, or who are absent from school for reasons that do not meet the statutory criteria above, are considered truant from school. Habitually truant students are those students who miss more than four days of school in a month, or ten days of school in one year. Chronic absenteeism and truancy impacts a student’s achievement and may delay a student’s academic progress. Students and parents/guardians who willfully violate this policy may be subject to

     

     

     

     

    disciplinary action at the school and through the judicial process.

     

    If you have been absent, it is your responsibility to obtain and make-up all missed work when you return to school. You are granted one day of additional make-up time for each day of absence. The principal may extend the period of makeup work for special circumstances. Any work not handed in within the one day make-up window is subject to a reduction in grade.

     

    Absences

    You are strongly encouraged to attend all classes.  If you are absent from class, you are responsible for obtaining any materials or homework that was distributed during class from the professor.  Professors may maintain websites to assist in this process.  Frequent absences may contribute to your earning less than a “C” in your PPCC course. Please remember, per your Concurrent Enrollment agreement, that any grade that is less than a “C” is considered failing, and all the tuition, fees, and book expenses in a course failed must be reimbursed to District 11 and the State of Colorado.

    Absences are Excused for Any Student Who:

    · Is temporarily ill

    · Has an absence approved by a school administrator

    · Is enrolled in an independent or parochial school

    · Who is absent for an extended period due to a mental, physical, or emotional disability

    · Has been removed from school for a disciplinary action

    · Possesses a qualified current work permit

    · Is in the custody of law enforcement

    · Is pursuing a school-sponsored work study program under appropriate supervision 

    · Is being home-schooled in an approved home-school program

    · Any other reason set forth in school policies or provided by law

     

    Non-Compliance

    Students that are involved in the following infractions, will be required to attend classes on Odyssey’s campus only and/or may be asked to enroll in a different school:

    · Failure to show for required appointments (such as advising, ICAP completion, etc.)

    · Failure to turn in required paperwork (such as Concurrent Enrollment Forms, Class Schedules, Book Lists, etc.)

    · Failure to maintain a 95% attendance rate

    · Having 2 (or more) D/F grades in any 12 month period

    · Failure to meet financial obligations with D11 and/or ODYSSEY ECCO

    · Failure to return school text books

    Declaration of Major/ Change of Major

    We do not allow students to change their major after a student has completed 15 credit hours toward a major and/or after a student has declared a major with PPCC. It is for this reason that we encourage students to remain “undecided” until a student is sure of what they want to do as a major.

    PPCC offers Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees and Certificates of Completion. Career and technical programs prepare students to enter the workforce after graduation (AAS degrees and Certificates). Arts and Sciences (transfer) courses provide the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Prior to selecting a major, students are expected to have self-reflected on their interest and skills, and determined the career that is best suited for their individual strengths. Participation in ICAP (Individualized Career and Academic Plan) will help students with identifying student interests, skills, strengths, and weaknesses. Once a student has a career goal identified, students should arrange to meet with an academic advisor in the Career Planning and Advising Office, to further explore their educational needs and to (ultimately) declare a major.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ICAP (Individual Career Academic Plan)

    ICAP is a multi-year process for students in grades 6-12 to explore, discover, and connect their coursework learning to activities and experiences in relation to their future education and workforce goals.

     

    ICAP is a Legislative Law, a District 11 Board Policy, and a Graduation Requirement. State Bill 09-256 and Colorado State Board of Education Rules 1 CCR 301-81 created standards for Individual Career Academic Plans (ICAP). Two goals of this provision were to help decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates with the intention of also providing a support mechanism to assist students and parents in developing and maintaining a plan to help students enter the workforce, a career pathway, or future educational opportunities with greater success.

     

    Completion of an ICAP is a graduation requirement for all seniors

     

    To assist students with completing their ICAP, ODYSSEY ECCO will provide students with class time, instructor support, and resources to ensure each student meets his/her ICAP requirement. ODYSSEY ECCO will be using Naviance an online college and career readiness program that identifies and aligns student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals. In addition, ODYSSEY ECCO will also be implementing ICAP Fridays on the second Friday of each month. All students are encouraged to attend ICAP Friday events, to ensure that all of their ICAP requirements are met. For those students who are absent or cannot attend ICAP Fridays, we will be hosting several “Future Planning Days” to assist students with ICAP completion and Career/College Exploration.

     

    For further information please visit: https://goo.gl/yx5jEN

     

     

    9. Failure to comply with the verbal or written directions of District 11 or college employees acting in the performance of their duties.

    10. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or other weapons on campus or at college-sponsored activities except as permitted by law and college regulations.

    11. Aiding or encouraging others in committing, or inciting others to commit, any act of misconduct set forth in 1 through 10 above.

    12. Violation of District 11 or college rules regarding the operation and parking of motorized vehicles on District 11 or college property.

    13. Unacceptable uses of any college-owned computing equipment and/or network includes, but is not limited to: knowingly spreading viruses; sending harassing, intimidating and/or threatening messages; pornography; reposting personal communications without the author’s consent; copying protected material in violation of copyright law; using the network for financial gain, commercial activity, or illegal activity; online gambling; accessing the network using another individual’s account; downloading, loading or executing software without appropriate authorization; any other attempt to compromise the network integrity.

    14. Conviction of any crime or the performance of any act on or off the campus which, in the opinion of the college, gives rise to a reasonable belief that the continued presence of the student on campus will endanger the health, safety and welfare of any other student or employee of the college, will substantially disrupt the legitimate functions and activities of the college, or will infringe on the rights of others.

    15. Possession or use of tobacco products on District 11 or college property. Violation of codes 4, 7, or 10 will result in immediate withdrawal from Pikes Peak Community College, and as such, Odyssey ECCO.

    16. In addition to the behaviors and actions stated above, parents and students should familiarize themselves with the following policies and procedures.

    Odyssey ECCO Code of Conduct is consistent with PPCC

    Policy E-714.0.  Specific misconduct, which may subject to disciplinary action, includes the following:

     

    1. Dishonesty in the classroom or laboratory, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college; forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records, identification, educational materials, District 11 or college property.

    2. Knowingly falsifying with malicious intent, publishing or distributing, in any form, material that tends to impeach the honesty, integrity, virtue or reputation of another person; or knowingly pursuing malicious, frivolous or fraudulent charges against a student, or staff member without cause.

    3. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other authorized activities on District 11 or college premises.

    4. The threat of, or physical abuse of, any person on college-owned or controlled property or at college-sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the welfare or safety of any such person; engaging in behavior which may constitute sexual harassment.

    5. Theft of, or damage to, property on the District 11 or college premises or at authorized District 11 or college functions.

    6. Unauthorized entry to or occupation of District 11 or college facilities.

    7. Use of, being under the influence of, possession of, or distribution of alcohol or illegal or dangerous drugs on campus or at a college-sponsored functions, except as expressly permitted law and District 11 or college regulations.

    8. Disorderly conduct, breach of the peace, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct, gambling, aiding or inciting another to breach the peace, or infringement upon the rights of others either on college-owned property or at college-sponsored or supervised functions; using rude, degrading or abusive language (written or spoken) to any person, or harassing any person with gesture or language, including cursing.

    FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid)

    All seniors (including 5th, 6th and 7th year seniors) and their parents must complete a FAFSA as part of their ICAP requirements, every year. Completion of the FAFSA requires information about student’s financial situations.   Therefore, parents/guardians need to be prepared to provide Federal tax information, information about untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veteran’s benefits, and/or information on cash, such as, savings and checking account balances or investments. To assist families with FAFSA completion, ODYSSEY ECCO will host several “College Night” events in the evenings or weekends. These events will focus on FAFSA completion, but they will also help students explore and apply for Colleges and Scholarships. In addition, families are welcome to make an appointment with the School Counselor for assistance with completing the FAFSA.

    Off Campus Students

    All off campus students must complete a on Campus Pathway Application for Off Campus Courses, before being permitted to attend courses at a college campus. This Application must be completed and submitted annually; this includes students who have already been participating in off campus courses.

    Certain requirements must be met for applications to be considered. They include (but are not limited to): having a minimum of 12 college credit hours, earned a B or better in 1 year of AVID, earned a B or better in AAA 109, submitting all required paperwork by the due dates, maintaining a grade of C or better, and three instructor recommendations.

    See the Counseling Department for an application.

    Accuplacer Testing

    Accuplacer tests are given once during each semester. Students that do not make the required cut score into college classes must remain in either ENG 092, or MAT 055. In addition to achieving the required cut score, students must also pass ENG 092 and/or MAT 055 with a C or better to be placed the following semester into college level classes. We strongly encourage that all students successfully pass 2 semesters of ENG 092 and MAT 055, before attempting college level classes.

    Retaking the Accuplacer is not a common practice and is only done at the instructor’s request (not the student’s request).

    Students that have repeatedly shown little to no improvement on their Accuplacer scores may be given an Accuplacer Diagnostic test. Diagnostic tests are only given with instructor or counselor permission.

    Students that have successfully passed 2 semesters of Math 050 with a C or better may (at Instructor discretion) be moved on to Math 055. This policy is only applicable to moving from Math 050 to Math 055 and does not apply to any other courses.

    Odyssey

    ECCO Course Placement

    Accuplacer Next

    Generation Scores

    PSAT Scores

     

     

    PPCC Course Requirements

    Listed below are the testing requirements for Math and English courses that are generally required for that type of Degree (refer to your specific degree plan for the actual recommended or required course).

     

      Minimum for

    Entry

    Writing: 237

     Evidenced Based Reading & Writing: 430+

     

    Degree

    Course

    Accuplacer Score

    PSAT/SAT

    English 092 (CCR 092):                  

     Minimum Entry Requirement for Odyssey (High School Level)

    Writing: 237-255

    N/A

     

     

    CTE/AAS

    MAT 107 Career Math

    Arithmetic: 265+

    500+

    /460+

    English 121:                             English Composition

    (College Level)

    Writing: 255+

    Evidenced Based Reading & Writing: 470+

     

    CTE/AAS

    ENG 131

    Writing: 246+

    470+

    /430+

    Minimum for Entry

    Arithmetic: 247+

    Math: 460+

     

    AA

    MAT 120,

    MAT 135

    QAS: 240+

    500+

    /460+

     

    Algebra 1 w/lab

    Minimum Entry Requirement for Odyssey (High School Level)

    QAS: 235-244

    N/A

     

    AS

    MAT 121

    AAF: 245+

    590+

    /570+

    Algebra 2 w/lab

     (High School Level)

    Requires passing Algebra 1 with a B or better (or)                     QAS: 245-254

    N/A

     

     

    AS

    MAT 122

    MAT 121 grade of C or better; or AAF 280+

    610+

    /590+

    MAT 099 w/lab + and/or AAA 109 or AVID

     (High School Level)

    Requires passing Algebra 1 and/or 2 with a B or better and

    QAS: 255+

    N/A

     

     

    AS

    MAT 125/166

    MAT 121 grade of C or better; or AAF 280+

    610+

    /590+

     

    Qualification for testing AAF

    QAS: 265+

     

     

     

     

     

     

    English and Literature

    Preparatory Year 1

    College Composition & Reading

    Mandatory Year 2, 3 or 4

    English Composition 1: GT-CO1 (pair w/ GOV 291)

    Mandatory Year 2, 3 or 4

    English Composition 2: GT-CO2 (pair w/ HIS 121)

    Mandatory Year 3 / 4

    COM 115 Public Speaking or                                                     COM 225 Organizational Communication

    Highly               Suggested Year 3 / 4

    American Literature to the Civil War: GT-AH2 and

    American Literature After the Civil War: GT-AH2

    Optional            Year 3 / 4

    English Composition 3: GT-CO3

    Optional                 Year 3 / 4

    Study of the Short Story: GT-AH2

    Social Studies

    Preparatory

    Year 1

    Honors 21st Century Geography

    Preparatory

    Year 1

    Honors World History

    Mandatory Year 2 / 3

    Principles of Economics

    Mandatory Year 2 / 3

    American Government: GT-SS1

    (pair w/ ENG 121)

    Mandatory Year 3 / 4

    U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1

     (pair w/ ENG 122)                            

    Mandatory Year 3 / 4

    U.S. History since the Civil War: GT-HI1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    Introduction to Sociology 1 and 2: GT-SS3

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    General Psychology 1 and 2: GT-SS3

    Science

    Preparatory

    Year 1

    Science of Biology: GT-SC1

    Mandatory Year 1 / 2

    Introduction to Environmental Science: GT-SC1

    Mandatory

    Year 2 / 3

    Introductory Soil Science: GT-SC1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    Introduction to Chemistry I: GT-SC1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab: GT-SC1

    Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Courses

    offered directly by adjunct faculty at

    Odyssey Early College and Career Options

    ENG 121 (College Composition 1 through PPCC)

    ENG 102 (College Composition 2 through ASU. This is the same courses as 122 through PPCC)

    HIS 121 (U. S. History 1 through PPCC)

    HIS 122 (U. S. History 2 through PPCC)

    GOV 291 (American Government through ASU)

    SOC 101 (Sociology through PPCC)

    ENV 101 (Intro to Environmental Science through PPCC)

    AGY 240 (Intro to Soil Science through PPCC)

    BIO 105 (Intro to Biology through PPCC)

    PSY 101 (Psychology through PPCC)

    MAT 121 (College Algebra through PPCC)

    SPA 211 & 212 (Spanish through PPCC)

     

    English and Literature

    Preparatory Year 1

    College Composition & Reading

    Mandatory Year 2, 3 or 4

    English Composition 1: GT-CO1 (pair w/ GOV 291)

    Mandatory Year 2, 3 or 4

    English Composition 2: GT-CO2 (pair w/ HIS 121)

    Mandatory Year 3 / 4

    COM 115 Public Speaking or                                                     COM 225 Organizational Communication

    Highly               Suggested Year 3 / 4

    American Literature to the Civil War: GT-AH2 and

    American Literature After the Civil War: GT-AH2

    Optional            Year 3 / 4

    English Composition 3: GT-CO3

    Optional                 Year 3 / 4

    Study of the Short Story: GT-AH2

    Social Studies

    Preparatory

    Year 1

    Honors 21st Century Geography

    Preparatory

    Year 1

    Honors World History

    Mandatory Year 2 / 3

    Principles of Economics

    Mandatory Year 2 / 3

    American Government: GT-SS1

    (pair w/ ENG 121)

    Mandatory Year 3 / 4

    U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1

     (pair w/ ENG 122)                            

    Mandatory Year 3 / 4

    U.S. History since the Civil War: GT-HI1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    Introduction to Sociology 1 and 2: GT-SS3

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    General Psychology 1 and 2: GT-SS3

    Science

    Preparatory

    Year 1

    Science of Biology: GT-SC1

    Mandatory Year 1 / 2

    Introduction to Environmental Science: GT-SC1

    Mandatory

    Year 2 / 3

    Introductory Soil Science: GT-SC1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    Introduction to Chemistry I: GT-SC1

    Optional Year 3 / 4

    Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab: GT-SC1

    Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Courses

    offered directly by adjunct faculty at

    Odyssey Early College and Career Options

    ENG 121 (College Composition 1 through PPCC)

    ENG 102 (College Composition 2 through ASU. This is the same courses as 122 through PPCC)

    HIS 121 (U. S. History 1 through PPCC)

    HIS 122 (U. S. History 2 through PPCC)

    GOV 291 (American Government through ASU)

    SOC 101 (Sociology through PPCC)

    ENV 101 (Intro to Environmental Science through PPCC)

    AGY 240 (Intro to Soil Science through PPCC)

    BIO 105 (Intro to Biology through PPCC)

    PSY 101 (Psychology through PPCC)

    MAT 121 (College Algebra through PPCC)

    SPA 211 & 212 (Spanish through PPCC)

     

    Updated May 16, 2017

    Associate of

    Applied Science

    Bachelor of Arts

    Bachelor of Science / STEM

    *The courses below “100” are high school level courses only. They do not constitute college credit.

    “MA 1” Denotes that this is a “Guarantee Transfer” course to any public Colorado university.

    All courses must tested into via the ACT or the Accuplacer.

    Algebra 1*

    Algebra 1*

    Algebra 1*

    Algebra 2*

    Algebra 2*

    Algebra 2*

    MAT 103 (Math for Clinical Calculations)-- Intended for Health Science

    Majors only)

    MAT 099 Intermediate Algebra*

    MAT 099 Intermediate Algebra*

    MAT 103 (Math for Clinical Calculations)-- Intended for Health Science

    Majors only)

    MAT 109 (Geometry; intended for

    Education Majors)

    MAT 121 (College Algebra: MA1)

    MAT 120 (Math for Liberal Arts: MA1)

    MAT 122 (College Trigonometry: MA1)--Appropriate for students who are heading into Pre-Calculus, but who earned a B or C in ALG 121 

    MAT 112 (Financial Math)

    MAT 123 (Finite Mathematics: MA1)-Intended for business, life science, or social science majors.

     

    MAT 125 (Survey of Calculus: MA1); intended for Business Majors)

    MAT 125 (Survey of Calculus: MA1); intended for Business Majors)

     

    What is an A.A.S?

    An Associate of Applied Science is a technical degree. That means you’ll be taking your subject interest classes and will work toward being fully trained in your field at the end of your 60 credit hours. An example is an A.A.S. in automotive technology—you may still need some math and English classes to be an auto mechanic, but your math and English classes will be related to your future job.

     

    What is a B.A.?

    A Bachelor of the Arts degree program will allow you the freedom and flexibility to take more electives, allowing you to customize your education to match your individual goals and interests—possibly even to carve out a second major. B.A. degrees are commonly offered in fields like English, art, music, modern languages and communication.

    MAT 135 ([Intro to Statistics: MA1] which must be taken concurrently with MAT 179 [Computer Applications for Statistical

    Procedures]--Intended for social science or business majors    

    MAT 135 ([Intro to Statistics: MA1] which must be taken concurrently with MAT 179 [Computer Applications for Statistical Procedures]--Intended for Business Majors

    MAT 155 (Integrated Math 1)

    MAT 166 (Pre-Calculus: MA1)

    MAT 156 (Integrated Math 2)

    MAT 201 (Calculus 1: MA1)

     

    What is a B.S.?

    Programs resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree are generally more strictly focused on their subject matter, requiring more credits that are directly linked to the major. Students are expected to concentrate their academic energies on mastering the technical and practical facets of their field. They have fewer opportunities to explore topics outside of the subject of their major. Bachelor of Science degrees are usually offered in technical and scientific areas like computer science, nursing, mathematics, biochemistry, and physics.

    MAT 202 (Calculus 2: MA1)

    MAT 203 (Calculus 3: MA1)

    MAT 204 (Calculus 3 With Engineering Applications: MA1)

    MAT 215 (Discrete Mathematics: MA1)--Intended for Computer Science & Math Majors

    MAT 265 (Differential Equations: MA1)--Intended for Engineer Majors only

     

     

    Associate of Science Degree Requirements

    Updated June 5, 2019

    Most highlighted courses are offered on the Odyssey Early College and Career Options  campus.

    Each “Guarantee Transfer” course is worth two high school credits. “Guarantee Transfer” courses are denoted by the code GT-CO1; GT-MA1; GT-AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4; GT-SS1, SS2, SS3; GT-HI1; GT-SC1, SC2.

    Most highlighted courses are offered on the Odyssey Early College and Career Options  campus.

    Each “Guarantee Transfer” course is worth two high school credits. “Guarantee Transfer” courses are denoted by the code GT-CO1; GT-MA1; GT-AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4; GT-SS1, SS2, SS3; GT-HI1; GT-SC1, SC2.

    Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

    Written Communication

    Six (6) credit hours

    ENG 121 English Composition I: CO1 3

    ENG 122 English Composition II: CO2 3

    OR

    ENG 122 English Composition II: CO2 (3)

    ENG 201 English Composition III: CO3 (3)

    or

    HIS 265 Writing About History: CO3 (3)

     

    Oral Communication

    Three (3) credit hours

    COM 115 Public Speaking 3

    COM 125 Interpersonal Communication 3

    COM 220 Intercultural Communication: SS3 3

     

    Mathematics

    Three (3) credit hours

    GT-MA1: MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 166, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 203, MAT 204, MAT 215, MAT 261*, MAT 265

     

    History

    Three (3) credit hours

    GT-HI1: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 203, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 218, HIS 225, HIS 235, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 246*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 259

     

    Arts and Humanities

    Six (6) credit hours. Two GT Pathways courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4).

    GT-AH1: ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215 GT-AH2: HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268 GT-AH3: PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 115, PHI 116, PHI 205, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220* GT-AH4: FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

     

     

     

    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Six (6) credit hours. Two GT Pathways courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3).

    GT-SS1: AGE 102*, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 211*, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225 GT-SS2: GEO 105, GEO 106 GT-SS3: AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 102*, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 225, ANT 250, COM 220, CRJ 110, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 231*, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, PSY 265, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 216, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200, WST 225, WST 240*, WST 249*

     

    Natural and Physical Sciences

    Twelve (12) credit hours. One (2 course) lab sequence in any GT Pathways science discipline (SC1); additional GT Pathways lab science course (SC1).

    Meet with your advisor to choose the appropriate Natural and Physical Science classes for your Associate of Science degree. While all GT-SC1 classes transfer, some may not be applicable to your academic goals.

    GT-SC1: AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, GEY 216*, MET 150, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

     

    Additional Required Courses and Electives

    Twenty-one (21) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list. Total Credit Hours 60 Can be found on page 79 of the PPCC 2019-20 catalog. https://www.ppcc.edu/catalog-schedule/catalog-archives/2019-2020-catalog

     

    Written Communication

    Six (6) credit hours

    ENG 121 English Composition I: CO1 3

    ENG 122 English Composition II: CO2 3

    OR

    ENG 122 English Composition II: CO2 (3)

    ENG 201 English Composition III: CO3 (3)

    or

    HIS 265 Writing About History: CO3 (3)

     

    Oral Communication

    Three (3) credit hours

    COM 115 Public Speaking 3

    or

    COM 125 Interpersonal Communication (3)

    or

    COM 220 Intercultural Communication: SS3 (3)

     

    Mathematics

    Three (3) credit hours gtPathways Mathematics course (MA1) GT-MA1: MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 166, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 203, MAT 204, MAT 215, MAT 261*, MAT 265

     

    Arts and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Fifteen (15) credit hours Two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

    Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3)

    One additional GT Pathways course from Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, SS1, SS2, SS3)

    GT-AH1: ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215 GT-AH2: HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268 GT-AH3: PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 115, PHI 116, PHI 205, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220* GT-AH4: FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212 GT-SS1: AGE 102*, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 211*, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225 GT-SS2: GEO 105, GEO 106 GT-SS3: AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 102*, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 225, ANT 250, COM 220, CRJ 110, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 231*, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, PSY 265, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 216, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200, WST 225, WST 240*, WST 249*

     

    History

    Three (3) credit hours GT Pathways History course (HI1)

    GT-HI1: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 203, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 218, HIS 225, HIS 235, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 246*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 259

     

    Natural and Physical Sciences

    Seven (7) credit hours GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2), including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2).

    GT-SC1: AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, GEY 216*, MET DEGREE & PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 50 Degree & Program Requirements 150, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156 GT-SC2: AST 155, BIO 103, BIO 116*, ENV 110, GEY 108, SCI 105*

     

    Electives

    Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list. Can be found on page 50 of the PPCC 2019-20 catalog. https://www.ppcc.edu/catalog-schedule/catalog-archives/2019-2020-catalog

     

    PPCC Guaranteed Transfer and Guided Pathways: UCCS

    Institutional Transfer Guides: Colorado

    Guaranteed Transfer and Guided Pathways

    To help you avoid taking unnecessary courses and earn your degree in as little time as possible, Colorado has developed a general education curriculum (gtPathways) that forms the core of most bachelor's degrees and is guaranteed to transfer between all public colleges and universities. Colorado also has developed Statewide Articulation Agreements (Degrees with Designation) that allow you to graduate from a Colorado community college with a 60-credit associate's degree with designation, such as an Associate's of Arts in Business; enroll with junior status at a university; and complete the bachelor's degree in no more than an additional 60 credits (for a total of 120 credits). For full information about the gtPathways and the State-wide Transfer Articulation Agreements (Degrees with Designation) please visit the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer website or https://goo.gl/sVMYzl

     

    Pikes Peak Community College

    Pikes Peak Community College is the number one transfer institution for UCCS! That's why we consider you our mutual students, and we want to make your transition as easy as possible. Please visit to our Guaranteed Transfer and Guided Pathways guides by going at https://goo.gl/P26IK4. Once there, you can view the BEST CHOICES for your Associate’s Degree. These are similar to the PPCC Advising handouts that already are familiar to you.

    Don't see your major? Have more questions? Please contact your Odyssey Early College and Career Options  advisor or the UCCS Transfer Advisor (transfer@uccs.edu). We look forward to seeing you soon!

    PLEASE NOTE: "Best Choices" guides are for advising purposes and represent the best fit of transfer courses from PPCC to UCCS. They do not, however, represent official transfer articulation agreements. Please refer to the state-wide articulation plans (located at Colorado Guaranteed Transfer website) for more information.

    Institutional Transfer Guides

    If you are starting at a community college and plan to transfer to one of the universities below to complete a bachelor’s degree, then click on that university or type in the link and find the transfer guide for the bachelor’s degree you intend to complete. The transfer guide will tell you what courses to take at the community college as part of your associate’s degree that will transfer and apply to the bachelor’s degree requirements at the university.

    · Adams State University or https://goo.gl/zocbiE (updated November 2015)

    · Colorado Mesa University or https://goo.gl/u1FfY2 (updated November 2015)

    · Colorado School of Mines or https://goo.gl/wQoocf (updated October 2015) *Note: Students transferring to CSM from a community college should follow the Pre-Engineering Transfer Agreement for Colorado School of Mines. Thus, CSM does not use the state Institutional Transfer Guide template like the other 4-year universities.

    · Colorado State University or https://goo.gl/rrdScv (updated November 2015)

    · Colorado State University-Global Campus  or https://goo.gl/1WBfo7 (updated January 2017) *Note: CSU-Global Campus will take any AA/AS degree from a Colorado community college and apply all 60 credits towards one of their BS degrees. Thus, CSU-Global does not use the state Institutional Transfer Guide template like the other 4-year universities.

    · Colorado State University-Pueblo or https://goo.gl/WqjCLp (updated January 2017)

    · Fort Lewis College  or https://goo.gl/iGRyWt (updated September 2015)

    · Metropolitan State University of Denver  or https://goo.gl/MCfUjZ (updated September 2015)

    · University of Colorado Boulder or https://goo.gl/9DWwY7 (updated December 2015)

    · University of Colorado Colorado Springs  or https://goo.gl/P26IK4 (updated November 2015)

    · University of Colorado Denver or https://goo.gl/9OI8iT (updated March 2016)

    · University of Northern Colorado or https://goo.gl/45ZZWn (updated September 2015)

    · Western State Colorado University or https://goo.gl/sESAKU (updated June 2015)

     

    Please note that these links will redirect to the institution's website. The Department of Higher Education does not maintain the content of these transfer guides.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1) What is Odyssey Early College and Career Options ?

    a. The Odyssey Early College and Career Options  Initiative in the United States allows students to receive a high school diploma and an associate degree, or up to two years of college credit, by taking a mixture of high school and college classes. At early college, students also have fewer high school classes because some of their college classes replace their high school classes.

    b. Odyssey Early College and Career Options  Students graduate with their high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or up to 60 credit hours of “guaranteed transfer” college credit—for free!

     

    2) Why choose Odyssey Early College and Career Options ?

    a. Odyssey Early College and Career Options  Students graduate with their high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or up to 60 credit hours of “guaranteed transfer” college credit—for free!

    b. There are ZERO out of pocket expenses! Unlike other Early College programs, our students do not pay for textbooks or classroom fees.

    c. To ensure student success we provide our students with academic supports such as time management, organization, and note-taking skills through AVID classes.

    d. We assess every student who enrolls, determine their academic skill level and work with students at their level.

    e. For students that are not quite ready for college, we offer college prep classes to students that count toward high school graduation requirements.

    f. By attending Odyssey Early College and Career Options , students experience a smooth transition from high school to college.

    g. According to Jobs for the Future, Early college students are outperforming their peers nationwide:   90% graduate from high school vs. 78% of students nationally; 94% earn free college credits while in high school; 30% earn an Associate’s degree while in high school; the average graduate will save over 30% on a Bachelor’s degree and over 60% on an Associate’s degree.

     

    For further information click here to watch youtube videos about Early Colleges https://goo.gl/DiBtoF and https://goo.gl/UZw9Lh

    3) Can my child just take a few classes at Odyssey Early College and Career Options  and continue taking the other classes at his home high school?

    a. No. ODYSSEY ECCO students must carry enough credits to be full time students (either high school credits, college credits, or a combination of both).

    b. ODYSSEY ECCO students may choose to dual enroll in classes at their home high school, if their high school offers a course that ODYSSEY ECCO does not offer (such as band or orchestra).

     

    4) What if my child’s career goal requires more than an Associate’s Degree?

    a. If a student’s career goals require them to earn a higher degree than an Associate’s degree, ODYSSEY ECCO will work with your child to determine which PPCC courses are recommended, and will best prepare your child, to transfer to a 4 year university.

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    5) What if I feel like my child is not ready for a college course?

    a. Many students are not ready for college courses when they first begin at ODYSSEY ECCO.

    b. ODYSSEY ECCO will work with your child to get them ready for college courses in the shortest amount of time possible.

     

    6) When will my child begin taking college level courses?

    a. ODYSSEY ECCO utilizes the Accuplacer test to determine student’s level of skill and competence in math, reading, and English.

    b. For a video that describes Accuplacer and what students should know for the test and available study materials, visit https://goo.gl/7u5pef

    c. Students must meet the minimum score (established by PPCC) for each test to qualify for enrollment in college courses.

    d. Please visit the Accuplacer page (insert hyperlink) to see the minimum score requirements.

     

    7) My child has already passed ENG 092, why is he taking it again?

    a. Students will remain in college prep classes like ENG 092 until the score requirement on the Accuplacer test has been met.

    b. Students will receive an English credit for each successful semester they complete ENG 092.

    c. See question 3 above for more information on the Accuplacer and college course requirements.

     

    8) What happens if my child does not pass a college course?

    a. ODYSSEY ECCO makes every effort to ensure that our students succeed in the classes that they are taking.

    b. In the event that a child is not performing successfully, we encourage students to withdraw from the course. A withdraw will appear as a ‘W’ on the student’s college transcript, but the student will not have an ‘F’ on their transcript.

    c. If a student earns an a ‘W’,  ‘F’,  ‘D’, or an Incomplete in a class, the student and student’s parent/guardian will be required to pay the school district for the tuition initially paid on the student’s behalf.

     

    9) What is an ICAP and what are the ICAP requirements for graduation?

    a. ICAP is a multi-year process for students in grades 6-12 to explore, discover, and connect their coursework learning to activities and experiences in relation to their future education and workforce goals. Completion of an ICAP is a graduation requirement for all seniors.

    b. ICAP has different requirements for each grade level. At a minimum, students must have met the stated goals for 12th grade.

    c. The goals for 12th grade include (but are not limited to): completion of the FAFSA, creating a resume, and creating an After High School Transition Plan.

     

    Follow this link, https://goo.gl/yx5jEN, for more information or to see all of the requirements for ICAP

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    10) What are the High School Graduation Requirements?

    a. There are new requirements for students graduating in the year 2021. Click here to view the new requirements http://www.d11.org/BOE/Policies/SectionI/IKF-R-1.pdf

    b. For students graduating before 2021, click here to view the old requirements https://goo.gl/MJEKgj

    c. In the meantime, your child will enroll in high school level, college prep classes (such as MAT 050, MAT 055, and ENG 092). While they are taking these classes, students will earn credits toward their graduation requirements.

     

    11) What are the requirements to earn an Associate’s Degree?

    a. All PPCC Associate degrees require 60 credit hours.

    b.  There are too many Associate Degrees available to list the requirements for them all.

    c. To see a list of available Associate degrees from PPCC click here https://goo.gl/GbDo1X

    d. To see a description of each degree, click on the website link in the lower right corner of each degree.

    e. To see the specific course requirements for each degree, click on the catalog link in the lower right corner of each degree.

     

    12) Why are some classes worth 2 high school credits/How do I know which courses are worth 2 high school credits?

    a. College courses that are identified as “Guarantee Transfer” courses are worth 2 high school credits.

    b. “Guarantee Transfer” courses are denoted at the end of a course name, by the code GT-CO1; GT-MA1; GT-AH1; GT-SS1; GT-HI1; GT-SC1, etc.

     

    13) Why do I have to complete another Concurrent Enrollment Agreement?

    a. Concurrent Enrollment Agreements (CEA) must be completed for each semester a student is enrolled in college courses.

    b. A CEA is a contract between the school, the parent, and the student that ensures all parties are aware of and agree with the classes the student is taking.

     

    14) I am over 18, does my parent still have to sign the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement?

    a. Yes. Unless a student is legally emancipated, married, or in the military, students are still considered a dependent of their parent.

     

    15) Why doesn’t my child have homework?

    a. ODYSSEY ECCO is designed so that much of the work is done at school. Students are given time in computer labs to research and type papers. Math students are given an additional class period to complete their math work.

    b. In the event that course work is not completed at school, students are expected to complete the remainder of their assignment at home.

    c. Students are strongly encouraged to study and continue working on their course work while at home, however.

     

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    16) How can I get information about my student’s progress at ODYSSEY ECCO?

    a. Log on to https://goo.gl/hs6dY5 to view ODYSSEY ECCO high school level courses.

    b. Have your student log onto PPCC online campus (D2L) https://goo.gl/S4gDm8 to check their progress in PPCC courses.

     

    17) How can my child receive extra help?

    a. For additional help with Accuplacer testing, watch https://goo.gl/7u5pef or visit https://goo.gl/sjfFfj for practice tests and study guides.

    b. There are many tutoring opportunities available to students after school at ODYSSEY ECCO. Your child should talk to their teacher to determine when help is available at ODYSSEY ECCO.

    c. In addition, all PPCC students are able to seek help from the PPCC Learning Centers. Click here for more information on PPCC tutoring https://goo.gl/3zJP7r

     

    18) Why do I need to supply my Driver’s License Number?

    a. The College Opportunity Fund provides each student with a stipend for attending college courses. College rates on the CEA and other documents are reflective of the student’s COF being applied.

    b. A Driver’s License Number is required for parents to determine COF eligibility.

     

    19) Can my child take classes at the PPCC campus?

    a. Yes, many students in 11th and 12th grade are participants in Campus Pathways.

    b. Students must submit an application to participate. Click here to view the Campus Pathways application (insert link to application)

     

    20) Are there laptops available for students at ODYSSEY ECCO?

    a. Yes. Students may check out a laptop for a deposit of $25 per semester.

    b. See accounting assistant  in the service center if you would like to check out a computer.

     

    21) Where can I find information about transportation?

    a. Visit the D11 transportation page by clicking here https://goo.gl/wwf6XD

    22) Where can I get more information on Career Pathways?

    a. Visit the Career Pathways website at https://goo.gl/kjbWN4