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Record Number of High School Students Complete Sinclair College Associate Degrees While Still in High School

Sinclair Community College is recognizing and celebrating the record 69 College Credit Plus (CCP) participants who are graduating with Sinclair associate degrees while still in high school.  This is a 4% increase over last year. 

The students were recognized on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, during a special graduation ceremony held at Sinclair’s downtown Dayton campus.   

More than 8,100 students enrolled in CCP at Sinclair for the 2021-2022 school year. CCP is Ohio’s dual-enrollment program giving students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to take college courses for free and earn high school and college credit before graduating high school.  CCP provides high school students the option to choose from a wide-range of courses and programs in both a career and technical field of study that prepares them for in-demand jobs, as well as general education courses that can be transferred to a four-year university.

Kaeli Wesley

Stebbins High School and Sinclair Community College (Business Management) Graduate 

“Participating in College Credit Plus through Stebbins High School and Sinclair Community College has helped me tremendously when it comes to my academics. Because of this experience, I have achieved a 3.5 GPA, I became a National Honor Society member, gained a paid internship, earned high school credits, and completed my Sinclair associate degree. When it comes to opportunities I've been given, this one I am truly blessed to say I have received.” 

Zac Martin

College Credit Plus Alumnus – Trotwood-Madison High School, Sinclair Community College (2017), and Wittenberg University Graduate (2019)

“The holistic support I received at Sinclair continues to be unparalleled to any support that I have received at any other university/institution and that is in part because Sinclair’s leadership has fostered an environment in which people are willing to respond to the needs of their students.”

Other 2021-2022 CCP Graduation Accomplishment include:

  • 19 Sinclair CCP students have a 4.0 GPA
  • 3 high school juniors are graduating with Sinclair associate degrees
  • Students are graduating from 26 high schools
  • 19 different degree programs are represented within the 2022 cohort of CCP graduates 

Top Programs:

  • Electromechnical Engineering 
  • Liberal Arts Associate of Arts
  • Liberal Arts Associate of Science
  • Psychology 

“Sinclair College is incredibly proud to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of our College Credit Plus graduates who are now halfway to a bachelor’s degree and well on their way to gaining meaningful employment in rewarding, in-demand jobs,” said Dr. Steve Johnson, President & CEO – Sinclair Community College.

In addition, 119 students from 26 high schools completed 128 Sinclair certificates and short-term certificates. Sinclair’s CCP students earned 61,103 credit hours for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Participating families saved more than $10.1 million in future tuition & book expenses.

“As we wrap up our seventh year of providing the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit at no cost to their families through CCP, we are reminded that we could not achieve this success without the incredible support from our K-12 school partners who are vital to preparing students for in-demand careers,” added Liz Cicchetti, Program Director, College Credit Plus – Sinclair Community College.

140 school districts in 11 counties currently participate in Sinclair’s CCP program. To learn more about CCP at Sinclair Community College, visit