CELL at UIndy

Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning

Early College in Indiana

A Path to a Secure Future

Across Indiana the number of students pursuing postsecondary education is lagging behind the national average. For every 100 ninth-grade students, only 70 will graduate from high school within four years. Of those students, only 45 will enter college the following fall. By their college sophomore year, just 32 will still be enrolled. By the end of college, only 16 of those original 100 students will graduate on time. Numbers like these are contributing to Indiana’s ranking as 42nd in the nation for its percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher. With the U.S. Department of Labor estimating that 90 percent of new jobs will require at least some postsecondary education, it’s no exaggeration to say that students’ lives depend on it.

Leaders across Indiana have realized that even one student not graduating from high school is too many. That is why schools across the state are implementing the Early College High School model. Early College ensures that every student has the opportunity to realize their full potential. Indiana’s Early College High Schools are building pathways so that higher education or career success is not just a dream, but a reality. Now students who might have fallen through the cracks are opening the door to new opportunities.

Defining Expectations & Recognizing Success

Achieving ExCELLence

In 2013, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized CELL as the primary advocate, provider of technical assistance, and catalyst for the Early College high schools in Indiana. Because of this leadership, the Commission designated CELL as the sole organization in the state to train, support, and endorse Early College High Schools. Based upon the eight Core Principles, CELL–in coordination with the Commission–developed a rubric to assess progress on achieving the Principles. Once a school believes it has reached the status of “high quality,” the school submits an extensive portfolio with data and narrative sections to CELL. After a site visit to see the program in action, CELL makes a determination on whether endorsement status is warranted.

Since 2003 when CELL began the Early College initiative in Indiana, only 22 schools have earned the distinction of being named fully Endorsed Early College High School sites: Area Career Center University (Hammond), Area 31 Early College Career Center (Indianapolis), Bellmont High School, Ben Davis University High School, the Early College at Center Grove High School, Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, Connersville High School, University of Delta High School, East Allen University, Elkhart Area Career Center, Elkhart Central High School, Elkhart Memorial High School, EVSC Early College High School, Greensburg Community High School, Lawrenceburg High School, Michigan City High School, Muncie Central High School, New Washington Middle/High School, Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School, Richmond High School Early College, Tell City Jr-Sr High School, and Wabash High School. Five additional schools have been provisionally endorsed.

These schools have successfully completed CELL’s Early College Endorsement process.

• Area Career Center University
School City of Hammond
Hammond, Indiana

• Area 31 Early College Career Center
M.S.D. of Wayne Township
Indianapolis, IN

• Bellmont Early College High School
North Adams Community Schools
Decatur, Indiana

• Ben Davis University High School
M.S.D. of Wayne Township
Indianapolis, Indiana

• Center Grove High School
Center Grove Community Schools
Greenwood, Indiana

• Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School
Charter School
Indianapolis, Indiana

• Connersville High School
Fayette County School Corporation
Connersville, Indiana

• Delta High School
Delaware Community School Corporation
Muncie, Indiana

• East Allen University
East Allen County Schools
Fort Wayne, Indiana

• Elkhart Area Career Center
Elkhart Community Schools
Elkhart, Indiana

• Elkhart Central High School
Elkhart Community Schools
Elkhart, Indiana

• Elkhart Memorial High School
Elkhart Community Schools
Elkhart, Indiana

• EVSC Early College High School
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Evansville, Indiana

• Greensburg Community High School
Greensburg Community School Corporation
Greensburg, Indiana

• Lawrenceburg High School
Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

• Michigan City High School
Michigan City Area Schools
Michigan City, Indiana

• Muncie Central High School
Muncie Community Schools
Muncie, Indiana

• New Washington Middle High School
Greater Clark County Schools
Washington, Indiana

• North Daviess Jr.-Sr. High School (provisional)
North Daviess Community Schools
Elnora, Indiana

• Perry Central Junior-Senior High School
Perry Central Community Schools
Leopold, IN

• Richmond High School
Richmond Community Schools
Richmond, Indiana

• Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School
Tell City-Troy Township Schools
Tell City, Indiana

• Wabash High School
Wabash City Schools
Wabash, IN

Click here to see a map of Early College High Schools around the state

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