Behning: Plainfield High School recognized for dual credit success

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, November 6, 2017 3:43 pm

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 6, 2017) — Plainfield High School was among 130 schools honored during Monday’s Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis). 

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 perform well in rigorous, dual-credit courses are on the fast track to college graduation before leaving high school,” said Behning, chair of the House Committee on Education. “Our community is fortunate to have dedicated educators committed to pushing students to prepare for their future by succeeding in the classroom today. With this head-start in their pursuit of higher education, I’m confident these students will go on to do great things in life.”

Behning 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.

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

A high-resolution photo of Behning can be downloaded by clicking here.