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, and Dual Credit courses including the Indiana University Advance College Project program.
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The Early College High School model gives students a head start on the rest of their lives. These small schools allow students to earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree, or an associate degree. While open to all students, the model specifically serves low-income young people, first-generation college students, English language learners, and students of color, all of whom are statistically underrepresented in higher education and for whom society often has low expectations for academic achievement.
In today’s competitive world, a high school diploma only serves as a stepping-stone in a student’s educational journey. To achieve economic prosperity and lifelong success in the 21st century, all students must graduate high school and move on to college. Early College High Schools remove the academic, financial, and psychological barriers that prevent too many students from advancing to and succeeding in college. Students receive enhanced supports to help them excel both academically and personally. Since students earn college credit while in high school, the time it takes to complete a college degree is condensed. Students and families also benefit from reduced or free tuition costs. Ultimately, Early College High Schools turn obstacles into opportunities for student success.
|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. 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 $95. 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 October 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.|
|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..|