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Class of 2016 Graduates

Center Grove High School honors 47 seniors for graduating
with college degrees, certificates

CG Early College


(May 27, 2016) – Center Grove High School (CGHS) recognized 47 seniors for earning college degrees or certificates through the school’s Early College (EC) program. Through the EC program, students can take courses that earn credit toward both high school and college at the same time. The EC students were recognized in a program on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the Center Grove High School Auditorium. Center Grove High School’s commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Vandermeer Gymnasium.


The following 17 EC seniors received an associate degree in General Studies from Vincennes University, along with their high school diploma: Zachary Alexander, Andrea Boksa, Jade Bumpus, Jamie Fannin, Monica Griesemer, Hayley Griffith, Moliann Gross, Bailey Houpt, Madelyne Jacks, Michea Jones, Madeline Kossick, Jacob McCarty, Matthew Reising, Colin Schurtter, Nathaniel Sims, Ciana Sorrentino, and Tiffany Wolfe.

Thirty other students received a 30-hour General Education Core Certificate, which means they have met all requirements for general education courses at all state universities in Indiana. Another 37 students earned between 3 and 45 credits for a total of 3,148 college credit hours earned by EC seniors.

“We are very proud of the hard work these students have put in to earn these college credits,” said Doug Bird, principal. “They have gone beyond what is expected of high school students and that deserves recognition.”

“Early College is a great program,” said Dr. Rich Arkanoff, superintendent. “We are pleased to be able to offer it to our students.”

The Early College program is open to all Center Grove High School students. Students are selected for the program based on their reading level, grades, and recommendations. The program admits approximately 120 students per year.  Students take all of their core classes with the EC faculty and other EC students in a small learning community. This structure increases collaboration between faculty and leads to increased accountability and attention to students.

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