Hiram College to discontinue college credit plus partnership with New Philadelphia, Hudson Schools


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At the end of the school year, Hiram College will discontinue their College Credit plus partnership with Hudson City Schools and New Philadelphia City Schools, according to a statement from the college’s website.

In the statement, the college said “College Credit Plus students from Hudson and New Philadelphia still have the opportunity to enroll in courses offered through Hiram College either on campus or online. We have valued our partnership with both districts and commend them for their continued excellence in education.”

Through the program, Hiram College offered plans for high school students to earn college credit that transfers into a bachelor’s degree program after high school graduation.

It is unclear as of now if the controversy surrounding an inappropriate book of writing prompts that was used in one of the courses at Hudson through Hiram College was a factor in the decision. The book, “642 Things To Write About”, essentially exposed students to child pornography. The book has since been removed from the school, but not before Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert and many Hudson High parents called for the resignation of school board members and teachers. The district announced superintendent Phil Herman resigned from his position back in November.

Hudson City Schools is in talks with other area universities to partner with on College Credit Plus classes.