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April 10, 2013

Purdue teams with APA for dual credit initiative

Charter chosen for pilot program

ANDERSON, Ind. — To receive one-on-one, in-person interactions with a college instructor on a semi-regular basis, Anderson Preparatory Academy students will soon have to go no farther than their high school campus.

Purdue University’s College of Technology in Anderson has selected the charter as a pilot school for a new dual credit course initiative — the first of its kind in Madison County.

Dual credit courses give students both high school and college credits, and are typically taught by high school teachers.

In this instance, Purdue will provide a college instructor, free of charge, to the school, according to Director Corey Sharp.

“It’s something we’ve wanted to do for awhile, and the time was just right,” he said.

And with courses focusing on leadership, Anderson Preparatory with its military presence just happened to be a good fit, he added.

Brad Morgan, APA’s dean of guidance, said the charter has partnered with Purdue’s College of Technology for the last three years, sending students over to the Flagship.

The new offering will eliminate that drive.

The courses — human relations in organizations, applied leadership and leadership principles — will be offered to APA students in the fall, Morgan said.

Free/reduced lunch students and children of disabled veterans will have their tuitions waived while others will pay $25 per credit hour.

Morgan said there will likely be 15 to 20 kids in the classes. Purdue’s continuing lecturer Lorri Barnett will be teaching.

“I want them to understand that going to college is a step up ...,” she said, “but I don’t want that to scare them.”

The goal, Sharp said, is to “ideally expose students to the rigor of class with a college professor.”

Barnett said she’s looking forward to working with the younger students and will be shaping her curriculum for them.

She volunteered to go to APA because she had a daughter who graduated from there last year and said she had stayed in touch with the staff.

Morgan said Purdue’s College of Technology “paved the way” and approached the school with the idea.

“(The pilot) speaks more highly of the students than anything else,” he said, adding they really fit the criteria of the program that had to be approved by the provost in West Lafayette.

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