St. Bonaventure University

Olean High School Dual Enrollment Program


Students stay at school for college courses taught by OHS teachers trained by SBU professors, with materials supplied by the university.

Olean High School students can take two St. Bonaventure University courses, Introduction to Biotechnology and American Politics, without leaving school.

The goal of these dual-enrollment courses, in which students receive both high school and college credit, is to help bridge the knowledge gap between high school and college, and to help high school students hone their skills in critical thinking, problem solving and scientific writing.

Students will earn dual high school and college credit, as well as separate OHS and SBU grades, determined by the grading criteria at each school. For students who enroll at St. Bonaventure after high school, that grade is part of their official grade point average (GPA) at SBU.

The cost to Olean High students is $130 per credit. There are no additional costs for textbooks or other course materials.

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    Course 1: Introduction to Biotechnology and Lab


    The 4-credit course BIO/BIOL 135. Introduction to Biotechnology and Laboratory is taught by Olean High School biology teacher Laura Kopec, with materials provided by St. Bonaventure and training from Dr. Xiao-Ning Zhang, professor of biology and director of the Biochemistry Program at St. Bonaventure.  COST: $130 per credit, or $520 for this 4-credit course.

    CONTACTS: For additional information, contact:
  • Course 2: American Politics


    The 3-credit course POLS 102. American Politics is taught by Olean High School social studies teacher Matthew Perry, with materials provided by St. Bonaventure and training from Dr. Josiah Lambert, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at St. Bonaventure.

    COST: $130 per credit, or $390 for this 3-credit course.

    CONTACTS: For additional information about POLS 102. American Politics, contact: