Shelbyville High School
Kathleen Miltz, Principal
2003 South Miller Street
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone: 317-398-9731
Fax: 317-392-5709

Shelbyville High School offers various opportunities for students to earn college credits while still in high school. Students have the potential to earn credits through AP courses, ACP courses, and Dual Credit courses. See attachment below for more information.

AP Courses

The Advanced Placement (AP) testing program is under the auspices of The College Board. AP classes follow a nationally recognized college curriculum. The textbooks and materials used in these classes are the same as many college textbooks and materials. Many hours outside of class are spent reading, writing, and preparing for the course. The goal of each AP course is to prepare students for the AP exam in that subject in May. For a list of AP classes offered at Shelbyville High School, see the weighted classes section of this booklet. The AP exam is scored on a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high). Colleges may grant college course credits or advanced placement into a higher-level college course for students who achieve a 5, 4, and sometimes a 3 on the AP exam. Students are expected to take the AP exam if they are taking the AP class. The cost of each AP exam is around $85. The state of Indiana usually pays the fee for AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and AP Physics. Students in AP classes will be given information about registering for the AP exams in March and exam fees will be collected at the high school prior to the exams. The exams will be given in May during school hours following the nationally established testing schedule.

To have your AP scores sent to the college you are/will be attending click here for more information.

SHS offers the following AP Courses:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French Language
  • AP Japanese Language
  • AP Latin – Vergil
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP United States History
  • AP US Government
  • AP World History

ACP Courses

The Advance College Project (ACP) is a cooperative program between Indiana University and selected high schools within the states of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The Project offers college credit to high school seniors who enroll in IU courses that are offered at their high schools. Shelbyville High School offers Calculus, Finite Math, Chemistry, American History, and Elementary Composition/Literary Interpretation to students through the ACP program. Students taking these courses will have the opportunity to enroll with IU for ACP credit at the beginning of the school year. Students are required to pay a fee to IU for the course and in return, may earn college credit from IU. Fee waivers are available for students who receive free or reduced lunches. The ACP program maintains an updated listing of colleges that will accept this course for transfer credit from IU. Detailed information about the ACP program can be obtained from the teacher or the counseling office.

To have your transcripted grades from Indiana University sent to the college you are/will be attending, click here.

SHS offers the following ACP courses and the number of college credits students can earn for each course:

  • C101/121 Elementary Chemistry I – 5 credits
  • H105 & H106 American History I & II – 6 credits
  • W131 Elementary Composition – 3 credits
  • L202 Literary Interpretation – 3 credits 
  • P155 Public Speaking - 3 credits
  • M211 Calculus I – 4 credits
  • M212 Calculus II – 4 credits
  • M118 Finite Mathematics – 3 credits 

Dual Credit Courses

Dual credit courses are defined as courses that are taken by high school students which can satisfy requirements for earning both a high school diploma and a college degree. Dual credit courses are taught by regular high school faculty or by regular or adjunct college faculty. Shelbyville High School and Blue River Career Programs have agreements with Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University to offer dual credit opportunities to our students.

To have your transcripted grades from Ivy Tech sent to the college you are/will be attending, click here.

To have your transcripted grades from Vincennes University sent to the college you are/will be attending, click here.

The following SHS courses offer dual credit opportunities if a student qualifies and registers for the dual credit. Please note that students must be juniors or seniors to be eligible for the dual credits with the exception of the PLTW pre-engineering and Blue River Career Programs courses:

SHS Courses

  • PLTW pre-engineering courses (Ivy Tech)– 3 credits per course
  • Advanced Manufacturing courses (Ivy Tech) - 6-9 credits per course
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (Ivy Tech) - 3 credits
  • SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology (Ivy Tech) – 3 credits
  • Spanish III - SPAN 101 & 102 (Ivy Tech) - 8 credits
  • French III - FREN 101 & 102 (Ivy Tech) - 8 credits
  • Spanish IV - SPAN 201 & 202 (Ivy Tech) - 6 credits
  • French IV - FREN 201 & 202 (Ivy Tech) - 6 credits
  • Entrepreneurship & New Ventures (Ivy Tech) - 6 credits
  • Principles of Marketing/MKTG 101 (Ivy Tech) - 3 credits
  • Radio & Television I or II (GBTV) (Vincennes) – 3 credits
  • Computer Science I (Vincennes) - 3 credits/semester
  • Interactive Media (Vincennes) - 3 credits
  • Web Design (Vincennes) – 3 credits/semester
  • BRCP Courses


For additional information about Indiana’s AP & dual credit policies as well as centralized information for Indiana’s colleges and universities, please visit www.transferin.net.

AP, Honors, and Dual Credit Presentation (2017-2018)