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CHS Early College High School. Jump Start your future at CHS. Indiana’s Early College High School Locations. CHS is in an elite group of Indiana High Schools. Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning

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Chs early college high school

CHS Early College High School

Jump Start your future at CHS

Chs early college high school

Indiana’s Early College High School Locations

CHS is in an elite group of Indiana High Schools

Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning

Purpose: The Early College High School model gives students a head start on the rest of their lives. Allows students to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree, or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree.


  • Students can earn both a high school diploma and an Associates Degree OR up to two years of college credit towards a Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Qualified sophomores can enroll to earn dual credits

    • (**freshman in PLTW courses)

  • Promotes college planning and goal setting

    • Only 13% of Fayette County Residents have obtained a college degree*

  • Helps increase Honors Diplomas (academic and technical)


  • Benefits continued
    Benefits (continued)

    • Prepares student academically for college placement testing

      • Students must meet specific score levels on PSAT, ACT, SAT or COMPASS tests in order to enroll and earn college credit.

  • Saves students money (free when taken through CHS)

    • $107.80 per credit hour at IVY Tech*

  • Develops enthusiasm about learning & going to college

    • Enrollment at IVY Tech Richmond has increased 44% from spring 2010-2011

    • Enrollment in CHS dual credits classes increased 62% from 2010-2011.

    • *

      **Economic Development Group | Connersville, IN News Publication

  • Timeline of course development
    Timeline of CourseDevelopment

    *Project Lead the Way

    **Family and Consumer Sciences

    Offered dual credit classes 2011 12
    Offered Dual Credit Classes 2011-12

    Indiana University or Purdue Course Title CHS Course Title

    AG BTNY 210 Introduction to Plant Science Adv. Life Science: Plant and Soil

    ANSC 102 Introduction to Animal Agriculture Adv. Life Science: Animals

    LANG ARTS W 131 Elementary Composition (CTL) (3 credits) Advanced Composition ES ACP

    A 202 Literary Interpretation (CTL) (3 credits) Themes in Lit

    SCIENCE C 105 Principles of Chemistry (CTL) (5 credits) Chemistry 3-4 ACP

    C 106 Quantitative Chemistry (CTL) (5 credits) AP Chemistry ACP

    P 221 Physics 1 (CTL) (5 credits) Physics AP/ACP

    More to come
    More to Come

    • Using the Business Associate Degree as a template, other CHS departments are working cooperatively with IVY Tech to develop:

      • AG (Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environment)

      • ART – (Arts, Media & Communication)

      • Life Sciences – (Health Services)

      • PLTW (Industrial & Engineering Technology)

      • General Studies & Education (Social and Consumer Services)

    Next steps
    Next Steps

    • CHS ECHS is constantly evolving to add additional classes as teachers obtain the required credentials.

    • Students and parents should make themselves aware of the ECHS opportunity (all information is printed in the CHS Career Planner and posted on the CHS website) to aid in planning for future education and careers.

    • Make CHS ECHS courses a part of yearly high school course planning.

    • Spread the word!!!!!

    Thank you echs
    Thank You ECHS

    • One credit hour…$107.80 at IVY Tech

    • At other Indiana colleges…up to $402.00

    • FREE college classes at ECHS…PRICELESS