Gutwein: West Central High School recognized for dual credit success

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, November 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 7, 2017) — West Central High School was among 130 schools honored during Monday’s Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville).

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.

“College graduation is much closer for students who choose to challenge themselves in dual-credit courses during their high school years,” Gutwein said. “The educators in our community who teach dual-credit courses play an integral role in preparing students for their academic future. This program is the opportunity students need to set themselves apart from their peers, and up for success.”

Gutwein 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. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which includes all of

Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.

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

 

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 130 schools where at least 30 percent of students succeeded in a dual-credit course. West Central High School was among those honored. (Pictured left to right): West Central High School Principal Pat Culp, Guidance Counselor Marci Kennedy, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick, West Central School Corp. Superintendent Don Street, and State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville).