Director of Admissions:
Students and parent should contact Morgan Anderson, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, for information for information about courses, prerequisites, and schedules. You may also request a Carthage Course Catalog for course and program information.
Carthage College Eligibility Requirements for the Youth Options Program:
High school juniors and/or seniors students who have a minimum of 2.0 in a recalculated cumulative grade point average GPA--English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Lab Science, & Foreign Language.
High school juniors and/or seniors may take up to 11 college credits at Carthage College per semester. Students may not select courses that are comparable to the AP courses or other courses offered in the district.
The Carthage College YOP courses are ranked as honors courses, except for physical education, health, and/or exercise courses, which are neither YOP approved for high school credit nor are they designated as honors courses. Any Carthage YOP courses which list grades of S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) or P/F (Pass/Fail) are ranked as regular courses. Check the KUSD approved course list for Carthage College.
The YOP credit ratio is: 4 college credits = 1 high school credit.
The Carthage College Admissions Representative reviews the YOP applications. Students who are accepted into the Youth Options Program receive a letter from Carthage giving specific instructions regarding the student orientation, placement exams, college IDs, parking, library, Internet, and other college privileges. Typically, that letter is sent in August for fall enrollment and in January for spring enrollment.
Carthage College fall courses typically start the first week in September, so you have time after picking up your high school schedule in August to synchronize your Carthage YOP and high school schedules. The spring courses typically start the first week in February. Talk with your high school counselor to verify your Carthage YOP course enrollment and return a signed Release Form to obtain releases that you may need during the school day.