The Early College Programs of the MSD of Wayne Township were created to provide students with an opportunity to join a program to prepare them for college (AVID) or to earn their high school diploma and an Associate degree at the same time at Ben Davis University High School or through the Early College Program at Area 31 Career Center).
Students in grades 8 and 9 can apply for this program during their second semester. Every student who applies to an Early College Program will be granted an interview with the program committee. Students can apply to multiple programs, if interested.
BEN DAVIS UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
Ben Davis University High School is an early college high school established as a partnership between the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township and Vincennes University to provide Wayne Township students the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree and a high school diploma. BDU provides a small school learning environment to personalize and better support students through tutoring and enrichment programs, co-curricular student leadership development, and the integration of technology through one-to-one devices. Check out their website here.
Early college at Area 31 career center
The Early College Career Program at Area 31 Career Center was established as a partnership between Vincennes University and Wayne Township. ECCC provides students the opportunity to earn a High School Diploma and an Associates Degree in a variety of courses. ECCC also lets you enjoy a personalized and nurturing learning environment, afterschool tutoring and enrichment programs, co-curricular student leadership development, and technology-rich classroom and labs. Check out their website here.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) was established as a partnership between the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township and the AVID System, a nationally recognized program designed for students who possess both individual determination and a desire to go to college. The AVID system provides students the opportunity to access rigorous course instruction with support embedded within the AVID Elective course. AVID students are supported by a team of teachers who have been trained on highly effective research based best practices that allow for students to engage in WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies. AVID students are mentored by their elective teachers who ensure through the AVID curriculum opportunities for student leadership, college visits, tutorials, goal-setting and monitoring, and 21st century tools for college readiness. Check out their website here.