Office of College & Career Readiness

The application for the MSD of Wayne Township College Readiness Programs for all current 8th & 9th grade students is now OPEN and closes Monday, February 17th, 2023 so don't delay!

Please note that while this application can be completed separately for the student and the parent/guardian, both sections are REQUIRED to complete the application process therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you complete BOTH the Student & Parent/Guardian portions of the application TOGETHER.

Descriptions and information on each of the college readiness programs is listed below along with the application timeline.

College Readiness Programs Virtual Parent Night (2023-01-17 18_36 GMT-5) (3)_Trim.mp4

Early College Virtual parent night Presentation

If you missed the virtual parent night, don't worry! The entire presentation can now be viewed by clicking on the this video.

important application information

Thank you for your interest in the MSD of Wayne Township College Readiness Programs! Below is information regarding the application timeline, interviews, presentations, notifications, and more!

PLEASE REVIEW ALL OF THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW.

Make sure you have completed BOTH the Student & Parent/Guardian portion of this application as failure to do so could result in our inability to process you application and move you on in the process.

This application will CLOSE on Monday, February 17th, 2023. Completing your application early ensures that you will be included in the first week of interviews. Should you miss your interview, please feel free to contact your school counselor to ensure that you are on the make-up interview list.

The College Readiness Program presentations and application timeline is included below.

  • Application Opens December 26th, 2022 and Closes February 17th, 2023

  • College Readiness Programs Virtual Parent Night January 17th from 6:30-7:30pm. Link will be shared through your school's Parent Square and the CCR website which is ccr.wayne.k12.in.us

  • Chapel Hill Student Presentations to all 8th grade students - January 13 & 17

  • Lynhurst Student Presentations to all 8th grade students - January 20 & 23

  • Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center IMPACT Presentation for interested students (sign up link will be sent via email) & Lunch Recruitment - January 19

  • Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center Academy Fair for current 8th grade students - All of the 7 academies will be featured with additional recruitment tables for AVID, BDU, ECCC, and more! - January 25 5:30-7:30pm

  • Virtual Interviews Week 1

      • NGC/AVE/WPA/Sanders - February 14

      • CHC - February 15

      • LHC - February 16

  • Virtual Interviews Week 2

      • NGC/AVE/WPA/Sanders - February 21

      • CHC - February 22

      • LHC - February 23

Selections will be finalized by March 10th, 2023 and all Students & Parent/Guardians will be notified via EMAIL by March 24th, 2023

Any questions regarding your application can be directed to rebecca.daugherty@wayne.k12.in.us or brittany.hinton@wayne.k12.in.us

Any questions regarding the programs or process should be directed to your school counselor.

Good luck! #WeAreWayne #CollegeBound #CollegeCareerLifeReady


msd of Wayne township college readiness program descriptions

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AVID Program - Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a student-centered college readiness program established as a partnership between the MSD of Wayne Township and the AVID Center, a nationally recognized program designed for students who possess both individual determination and a desire to go to college. AVID scholars are mentored by their AVID elective teachers who help to build their academic skills so they are successful in college. This program specifically helps scholars to grow in their skills in writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization, and reading. They also gain skills through service learning, college visits, student leadership, and AVID parent nights for post-secondary planning. Please note that AVID scholars all attend the Ninth Grade Center on the Key Academy before moving over to Ben Davis High School for grades 10-12. Students can join the program in grade 8 or 9.

Ben Davis University High School - Early College Program

Ben Davis University High School is an early college high school established as a partnership between the MSD of Wayne Township and Vincennes University to provide BDU scholars with the opportunity to earn BOTH an associate degree and an academic & technical honors 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 dual-credit classes leading to an associates degree in general studies which will complete the first two years of general courses needed for a baccalaureate or four-year college degree. Please note that BDU scholars all attend the Ninth Grade Center on the University Academy before coming over to the stand-alone early college high school for grades 10-12. Students join the program in grade 9 or 10.

Early College Career Center Program at Area 31 - Early College Program

Early College Center Career Program is an early college program that runs through the Area 31 Career Center and Ben Davis High School which was established as a partnership between the MSD of Wayne Township and Vincennes University to provide ECCC scholars the opportunity to earn BOTH an associate degree and a technical honors diploma. ECCC scholars take dual-credit courses at both Ben Davis High School and the Area 31 Career Center. The ECCC program also provides a personalized and nurturing learning environment, afterschool tutoring and enrichment programs, co-curricular student leadership development, and technology-rich classroom and labs. Through dual-credit classes, the ECCC program will lead students to an associates degree AND industry-recognized certification. This degree also allows students transfer their credits towards a baccalaureate or four-year college degree. Please note that ECCC scholars all attend the Ninth Grade Center before moving on to Ben Davis High School and the Area 31 Career Center for grades 10-12. Students join the program in grade 9 or 10.

Upward Bound Program with Ivy Tech Community College

Upward Bound Program is a college readiness program that runs through Ben Davis High School which was established by a federal grant funding the partnership between the MSD Of Wayne Township and Ivy Tech Community College to provide UB scholars the support to earn a high school diploma and gain the skills to be successfully persist after high school in their post-secondary program. The UB program provides mentoring, tutoring, engagement in a 6 weeks summer program at Ivy Tech Community College downtown to gain experience in career and college planning, dual credit opportunities, college visits, PSAT/SAT preparation, career coaching, community resource programs, cultural events, workshops, and more. Most students will start this program in 9th grade and attend the Ninth Grade Center for their freshman year before moving on to Ben Davis High School. There are academic qualifications, monthly meetings with mentors, and required summer programs in alignment with the UB program. Only a small number of students will be selected for this grant-funded program. UB scholars will be on the Adrenaline, Imagination, Innovation, or WNGC academies at the Ninth Grade Center before moving on to Ben Davis High School. Students can only join this program in grade 9.

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SAT & ACT Testing Information

The SAT & ACT are standardized tests that most colleges use to evaluate prospective students. Students must have a score on either the SAT or the ACT to be considered for admission. All Indiana juniors now take the SAT daytime test for state accountability and they CAN use the score to submit for college acceptance. Students who receive special services and support through an IEP or an IIP can also get testing modifications on the exam.


The best way to prepare for both the SAT and ACT is to take and work hard in rigorous classes. If additional test prep is needed, students can use the Khan Academy for SAT prep or Kaplan online for ACT prep. Both programs are available through the student’s registration page.For more free SAT resources, take a look at Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® and our printable SAT practice tests.


Registration for both tests is online. To register for the SAT, go to www.collegeboard.org. To register for the ACT, go to www.act.org. Students without computer access can use the media center or the computers in the student services office.


SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th and 12th graders in the U.S.

  • You’re enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

  • You’re enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).

  • Your family receives public assistance.

  • You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or are homeless.

  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.


***IMPORTANT*** Make sure your parents complete the free/reduced lunch & textbook eligibility which is now online and linked here: Child Nutrition website.


BDHS, BDU, and Achieve Virtual students who qualify for fee waivers must email their counselor to receive the waiver code which can be used for two tests.

If you aren’t a strong test taker and worry that your score may impact your college admission, there are many colleges that are test optional!

Earlham College, University of Evansville, Ball State University, Vincennes University, Hanover College, Saint Mary’s College, and Ivy Tech Community College are all test optional.

Need help registering for either of these tests? Schedule an appointment with your guidance counselor, or for BDHS, your college admissions counselor for assistance.

SAT/ACT Additional Guidelines

The FAFSA opens October 1st, 2022. The Indiana state deadline to file and be eligible for the 21st Century Scholarship is April 15, 2023. The Federal deadline to file is June 30, 2023.

***File EARLY to maximize your opportunity to receive more financial aid support for college!

Need help with the FAFSA? Schedule an appointment with your counselor or college admissions coordinator. You can also seek after hours assistance through INvestEd by going to investedindiana.org or calling (317) 715-9007.

Need to know if you are a 21st Century Scholar?

You can check with your school counselor to verify or email us at bdh_ccr@wayne.k12.in.us