Ivy Tech Community College – North Central, based in South Bend, announced a partnership with almost a dozen high schools in northern Indiana to launch the Early College initiative. The goal of the program is to provide students the necessary tools to earn a Technical Certificate or an Associate degree at the time they graduate from high school.
Triton Jr./Sr. High School, located in Bourbon, has chosen 20 incoming freshman to take part in the first Early College cohort this fall. Over 40 freshman applied for the program, some of which were not accepted into Early College because they were already enrolled in the dual credit program. Enrollment in the dual credit program is not a requirement for being part of the Early College program. Enrollment in the Early College program is often a precursor to students earning credit through the dual credit classes.