The Indiana Department of Education, Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University celebrated the success of these schools, where at least 30 percent of students succeeded in a dual-credit course.
“Students who enroll in dual-credit courses while in high school can head to college with many valuable skill sets and have a course of study already planned out,” said Jordan, who serves on the House Committee on Education. “These schools are providing students with a head-start in their pursuit of higher education, letting them go above and beyond in their studies, and preparing them to take on a full-time job when they graduate.”
Jordan said dual-credit courses provide students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, potentially saving future tuition costs. Dual-credit courses are taught by high school or college educators at a high school, college or university, or through online courses. These college-level courses are offered by both state and independent colleges and universities. In addition, Plymouth High School students have access to Ancilla College courses for dual credit.
During the 2017 Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University recognized schools where at least 30 percent of students succeeded in a dual-credit course. Plymouth High School was among those honored. (Pictured left to right): Plymouth High School Principal James Condon, Co-Director of Plymouth’s Weidner School of Inquiry Jennifer Felke, McCormick, Plymouth Community School Corporation Superintendent Andy Hartley and State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen).