South Putnam recognized by Ivy Tech

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
South Putnam High School instructors Tiffany Dickson (third from left) and Brian Gardner (fourth from left) receive the Outstanding High School Partner award from Ivy Tech Community College representatives at a breakfast on Sept. 1.
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South Putnam High School was named an Outstanding High School Partner by Ivy Tech Community College during a breakfast on Sept. 1.

The breakfast was an opportunity for Ivy Tech to announce its partnership with 105 schools in central Indiana to offer free college credits to qualifying high school students.

Ivy Tech has currently enrolled 56,337 students (10,735 from central Indiana), which is a 6.5 percent increase from last year and 23 percent increase from two years ago. Ivy Tech is the largest dual credit provider in the state, and is accredited through the Commission for Higher Education.

“Our dual credit program is key to helping high school students be college-ready by exposing them to college material earlier in their educational career, making them more likely to continue on the path to higher education,” said Dr. Kathleen Lee, chancellor of Ivy Tech Central Indiana. “We continue to experience an increase in interest for the program, and we value all the high schools and career centers in central Indiana who partner with us to make this valuable experience happen.”

The most common form of dual credit involves courses taught in a high school by a credentialed high school instructor and offered during the regular school day. High school faculty who offer the dual credit course must meet credential requirements and participate in professional development provided by Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It has campuses throughout Indiana, and is a member of the North Central Association.

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