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I Know I Can is here for you throughout the college application process. We have programs and advisors ready to help you find the right school, complete the paperwork, and receive the funding you need.

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Did you know that the importance of the college education today can be compared to that of a high school education forty years ago? By going to college and getting a college degree, you will not only gain invaluable information and skills, but also earn more money during your lifetime.

To help you achieve your goals, I Know I Can offers a variety of services:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Classroom presentations
  • College planning workshops
  • ACT registrations fee waivers (up to 3 per CCS student)
  • Assistance with college and scholarship applications
    • College application fee waivers/payments (up to 3 per CCS student)
  • Assistance with completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Blueprint:College

College planning workshops focused on getting families and students involved in the college planning process early. A 2-session series on everything from choosing a college to preparing both academically and financially.

Interested? Find an upcoming workshop on our calendar.

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Save Smart Senior

A college savings match initiative designed to help CCS students and families save money for college. Participants have a matched savings account that can earn as much as $4 for every $1 saved.

curriculum guide

Remember, these are the minimum requirements for high school graduation. Anything above these will enhance your preparation and opportunities after graduation. Talk to your school counselor about pursuing opportunities like Honors courses, Advanced Placement courses, College Credit Plus (a program for students to earn college credit in High School) and Early College Programs.

CCS High School Graduation Planner

Columbus City Schools helps you figure out which classes you need to graduate! Course requirements for college admission vary depending on the institution. Please check with your school counselor and visit the college web sites for more information.

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Minimum Course Requirements:
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of Mathematics
  • 3 credits of Social Sciences
  • 3 credits of Lab Science
  • 2 credits of the SAME Foreign Language
  • 5 Elective credits
  • 1 Fine Arts credit
  • 1 Academic Elective (Science or Social Studies) credit
  • 1 credit of Technology
  • 1 credit of Internship (120 hours)
  • 1/2 credit each of Phys Ed. & Health
Recommended Coursework for General College Admission:
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Math
  • 3 years of Social Studies
  • 3 years of a Lab Science
  • 2 years of the SAME Foreign Language
  • 1 credit of a Fine Art
  • 1 Elective credit

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