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Over 2000 College Credits Earned Last Year

Over 2000 College Credits Earned Last Year

MSDWC students earned 2008.5 college credits during the 2022-2023 school year in a wide range of options we offer to our high school students. In 2023, 108 MSDWC students enrolled in at least one of ten unique Advanced Placement courses offered in our classrooms. These students earned 150 college credits through AP exams. Advanced Placement and dual credit courses through Indiana University, Purdue University, and Ivy Tech make this possible as they certify several courses to be taught in our buildings by our highly qualified teachers. Additionally, MSDWC partners with local universities to encourage our students to attend classes either on campus or online at Huntington University, Indiana University- Kokomo, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Manchester University.

While the skyrocketing costs of attending college continue to push parents and students to acquire as many dual credits as possible, it is important to look at how dual credits impact students’ success once they attend college. In January of 2019, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) commissioned a report called “Early College Credit.” Their research determined that AP-only students tend to outperform dual credit-only students. Although both AP and dual credit students are equally likely to enroll in college, their data makes it evident that AP students are better prepared academically than dual credit students.

These conclusions encourage MSDWC to maintain our healthy balance of offering both AP and dual credit courses to meet each student’s unique needs. Our goal when working with college-bound students is twofold. First, we want to prepare students to succeed in college. Second, we want to save them money by helping them complete college course requirements that would fall outside of their majors while they are still in high school. 

The College Board has chosen to recognize the following students for their strong performances on AP exams in the 2022-23 school year:

AP Scholars

(Granted to students who have earned scores of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP Exams)

  • Elise Adams (Class of 2023)
  • Carrie Collins (Class of 2024)
  • Derek Deeter (Class of 2024)
  • Shyanne Stout (Class of 2024)

AP Scholars with Distinction

(Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams)

  • Bryn Mealy (Class of 2023)
  • Dakota Wilson (Class of 2023)