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EC, Franklin Co. High Schools Recognized For Dual Credit Success

Posted On November 08, 2017

Press release from State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison)

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. East Central High School and Franklin County High School were among those honored. East Central High School (pictured left to right): State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg); McCormick; Rhonda Murdock, guidance counselor; and State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).  Photo provided.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – East Central High School and Franklin County High School were among 130 schools honored during Monday’s Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

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.

“It’s encouraging to see students taking their education seriously,” Lyness said. “Enrolling in dual-credit courses challenges students academically and better prepares them to enter college. Thank you to the hardworking educators who push our students to succeed, and congratulations to both East Central High School and Franklin County High School.”

Lyness 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.

Franklin County High School (left to right): Keith Isaacs, principal; Tammy Chavis, assistant superintendent; Nikki Christen, guidance counselor; McCormick and Lyness. Photo provided.