These courses are open to students in grades 9-12. Students should have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Freshmen choosing this program will begin with a Succeeding in College, a course offered in the spring.
There is a growing concern over the cost of college tuition and the necessity of having at least some college background. The Buckeye Online School for Success and Eastern Gateway Community College have partnered to offer students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school without needing to attend classes on a college campus.
Over the course of their high school career, students will have the opportunity to take classes online through BOSS and EGCC. EGCC guarantees that their credits will transfer to any Ohio public university (up to 38 credits under the Credit Transfer Module). This could translate into thousands of saved dollars. Additionally students have the potential of earning an associate’s degree in general studies by the time they graduate high school. For students planning on entering the work force right after high school, this degree could increase their starting salary and qualifications.
Recently the Buckeye Online School for Success Board of Education has approved a dual enrollment partnership with Tiffin University. This partnership will allow BOSS junior and senior students to take asynchronous online college classes for both college and high school credit. Students should have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have attempted at least one standardized test (for example: OGT, PLAN, PSAT, ACT, or SAT).
The Tiffin courses will be offered in a seven week semester and be worth three credit hours (.6 Carnegie units). Course offerings will be limited to four classes per semester and students can take any or all of the courses offered within the semester. Please note that there must be at least eight students enrolled in the course in order for the course to be offered; only BOSS students will be enrolled in these courses.
For more information on either of these programs: contact Ms. Bailey, Director of College and Career Readiness at ext. 1305 or
Deadline for 2012-2013 PSEO
Written by Frank Leppar
Thursday, 23 February 2012 13:33
Deadline for 2013-2014 PSEO BOSS Deadline for Participation in the 2013-2014 Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program, PSEOP, is March 30, 2013.
The Counseling form and the participation form must be submitted to Ms. Bailey by March 30, 2013. (Forms are found under guidance, PSEOP on the BOSS web page)
Please send forms to: BOSS c/o Ms. Jeannette Bailey 119 East Fifth Street East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program
Buckeye Online School for Success, BOSS, is an Ohio charter public school. Students enrolled in an Ohio public school will not be enrolled in any other public, private, or home school without notifying the school of attendance. Eligible students enrolled at BOSS may choose to participate in the PSEO program, a dual credit program offered by the Ohio Department of Education. This program allows students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. Eligible students are required to meet the following guidelines to participate in the PSEO program: 1. BOSS students must meet the Ohio Department of Education requirements for PSEO enrollment.
2. Each year, eligible students and their parents must read the PSEO guidelines, found on the BOSS web site, and sign the counselor form, page 5, as well as the participation form, page 6, and return it to the College and Career Readiness Director at BOSS prior to enrollment at a participating college.
3. Parents and students must sign a release of records form with the participating college so the college can release student grades to BOSS.
4. Eligible PSEO students at BOSS must take all state required tests to participate in the PSEO program. A. BOSS students must take and pass all of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) required prior to enrollment in the PSEO program.
B. Students new to BOSS, who have not attempted the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT), may participate in the PSEO program; however, the student is only allowed to take a maximum of two college classes prior to taking the OGT. The student must take and pass all state required tests the first time they are scheduled in order to enroll for the next college term.
5. All PSEO students must take at least one BOSS class each semester in addition to the annual PE log.
6. BOSS students who take the College Board tests, ACT and/or SAT, must send the scores to BOSS to be placed in the students’ records. Maximum college hours BOSS students may participate in will be determined by the BOSS guidance office and the College and Career Readiness Director and will not exceed 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours per school year. Potential PSEO students must meet the enrollment deadlines of the college programs and those of BOSS in order to participate. It is the students’ responsibility to check with the individual colleges on requirements and deadlines.