Cherry: Local schools recognized for dual credit success

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:57 am

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 7, 2017) — Greenfield-Central High School and New Palestine High School were among 130 schools honored during Monday’s Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield). 

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.

“These students are taking important steps to jumpstart their college education,” Cherry said. “Being successful in a rigorous dual-credit course requires a lot hard work from a young person, and it is encouraging to see two schools in our community recognized for this success. Thank you to the excellent educators for helping students succeed academically. 

Cherry 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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Rep. Cherry represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

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