Credit Program offered at South Ripley
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
Dual credit will now be offered at South Ripley Jr. Sr. High School,
according to Dr. John Mehrle, assistant superintendent, who said
he is very pleased with the expansion.
The classes are offered through the schools Dual Credit
Program, letting students earn college credits and high school
credit at no cost to the student. The dual credit courses are
designed to enhance the educational opportunities for all students
and enable them to meet the new graduation requirements for the
Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors
The seven dual credit classes provide a great opportunity
for South Ripley students to start their college careers with
a number of college credits already under their belt, stated
The seven classes include four with Ivy Tech: English Literature
12; AP literature; Advance math (trigonometry and statistics;
and AP calculus. Three are through the Project Lead the Way program
include: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering
and Civil Engineering. AP composition is also offered.
Dr. Mehrle commended the work of the high school administrative
team, which includes Bob Meyer, principal; Bev Ester, assistant
principal, and Anne Poling, high school guidance counselor, in
regards to implementing these classes into the curriculum. He
noted that both Meyer and Ester made a commitment to increase
the number of dual credit opportunities for South Ripley students
at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year when they assumed
their current administrative positions.
Poling worked out most of the logistical details for the Ivy Tech
dual credit classes and continues to serve as the point person.
Ester chairs the broad-based Project Lead the Way committee and
coordinates the Project Lead the Way dual credit classes. Nancy
Durham teaches the language arts credit classes and Wanda Ploeger
teaches the dual credit math classes. Troy Mohr, Janna Stonebraker
and Ploeger serve as the instructors for the Project Lead the
Way classes. The classes transfer to many of Indianas universities,
as well as Ivy Tech campuses.
South Ripley students will be able to attend Ivy Tech in February
to take placement tests and to get enrolled in the dual credit