Mahan: Local schools recognized for dual credit success

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:56 am

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 7, 2017) — Blackford High School, Delta High School and Marion High School were among 130 schools honored during Monday’s Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City).

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. 

“Dual-credit courses are an excellent opportunity for students to jumpstart their future by completing college-level classes while in high school,” Mahan said. “Our community is lucky to have dedicated educators who encourage students to enroll in challenging courses, and I’m confident that these students will be successful in their future academic careers.” 

Mahan 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. Kevin Mahan represents House District 31, which includes

Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

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