The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis has announced the endorsement of the Early College (EC) program at Christel House Academy South as highly effective. "The vast majority of Christel House graduates engage in dual credit classes and all students earn acceptance into a 4-year collegiate institution,” says Carey Dahncke, Head of Schools. “This model has been the foundation for the Christel House Academy high school program. We’re honored to receive formal recognition in the 2019 academic year."
The Early College high school model creates small schools that are designed to give students jumpstarts on the rest of their lives. Students can earn both high school diplomas and up to two years of credit toward bachelor’s or associate degrees. While open to all students, Early College programs specifically serve low-income young people, first-generation college students, English language learners and students of color – all statistically underrepresented in higher education.
Once a school receives endorsement, it is expected to further develop its opportunities and will be reviewed for re-endorsement every three years.
Read the full press release about the endorsement here.