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.
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. For a description of the course, click the link below.
BIO/BIOL135. Introduction to Biotechnology & Lab
COST: $130 per credit, or $520 for this 4-credit course.
CONTACTS: For additional information about BIO/BIO 135. Biotechnology and Lab, 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. For a description of the course, click the link below.
POLS 102. American Politics
COST: $130 per credit, or $390 for this 3-credit course.
CONTACTS: For additional information about POLS 102. American Politics, contact:
To enroll in these course, a student:
- must be at least a first-semester senior. Selected juniors may participate upon SBU approval on a case-by-case basis.
- must provide a one-page essay to show high self-motivation and academic achievement. A "B" average or better in corresponding high school courses, and overall, is recommended.
- must be enrolled in a program in which the student has achieved, or is achieving, the normal requirements for admission to a university.
- must be recommended by high school teachers, administrators and/or guidance counselor.
- must submit an application with St. Bonaventure's Office of Admissions to obtain permission to enroll.