PREPARING STUDENTS: WCSC doubles up on academic options

SOUTH WHITLEY — “Big enough to deliver, small enough to care.” — That is the mantra for Whitko Community School Corporation.But it is now exemplified, more than ever, through an academic opportunity offered at Whitko High School.Dual-credit classes are becoming increasingly common in Whitley County high schools. The opportunity to take college-level classes, while attending high school is attractive to many students.The incentive to earn college credit cuts students’ time in post-secondary education as well as save money.“With the dual-credit offerings available at Whitko, at the end of four years, our freshmen students can graduate high school and start college as a sophomore,” said WHS Principal David Parker. “The advantage for the student is two-fold. They kill two birds with one stone — earning both high school and college credit. Because of our relationship with Ivy Tech, our students can take dual-credit courses for free.”To read the rest of this story, see the March 4 of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.