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Elkhart Central High School

SAT Averages

In many schools, the opportunity for students to take the SAT is by invitation only. Here at Elkhart Central we have an open SAT policy... if you want to take the test, just sign up. The end result is a student participation rate of 50% or higher... even a "D" student can take the SAT. But how accurately can you compare apples with apples? Please take a look a table 1 that represents our top 20 versus the current Indiana and U.S. standard.

SAT Averages
ECHS*
Indiana
U.S.
Composite
1941
1482
1509
Critical Reading
638
494
501
Math
673.5
505
515
Writing
629.5
483
493

Table 1

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$50,000.00? Interested? ~ Advanced Placement

Elkhart Central students can earn enough Advanced Placement credits to start college as a sophomore or even a junior! That translates to savings of over $50,000.00, depending on the university he or she is attending. Elkhart Central offers 18 Advanced Placement classes and our students are very successful in taking the AP tests at the end year. As an example, in the Calc BC AP test, over 90% of the students received the highest score of a "5". Table 2 shows a sample of students that earned academic scholarships and Advanced Placement credit.

Choose AP

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.*

A Different Kind of Class

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.*

Prepare to Succeed in College

AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.*

Earn College Credit and Placement

Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, many students have the opportunity to start their college career as a sophomore. You'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.*

Find Your Passion

With 18 Advanced Placement courses offered at ECHS you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.

Recent Students

A quick survey of recent ECHS graduates find them attending college and universities like: St. Olaf College, Wheaton College, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Syracuse University, Ball State University, Oberlin College, University of Alabama and Butler University. Also, Indiana University at South Bend, Southwestern Michigan College, University of Evansville, Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College and many, many more. They were admitted to many, many more as well.

Many students who took advantage of our AP program earned from 7 to 28 college credits before their fall classes started.

How Do I Enroll?

Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll. Talk to your Guidance Counselor at Central about the course you want to take. Many students take 4 to 7 of the 18 AP courses we offer. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need… some teachers will require you to do work over the summer. AP credit= college $$$.... start your college career as a sophomore! The seniors classes over the past 3 years have earned over 5.5 million dollars in academic scholarships.

Click here for the Elkhart Central Advanced Placement brochure in PDF.

Click here for more information on Elkhart Central High School.

*http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html

Sample of Academic Scholarships and Advanced Placement Credit

SAT
College
Attending
Cost per Year
for College
Total School Scholarships
(four years)
Credits at
the start of College
1970
St. Olaf
48,850
40,000
9
2180
Wheaton
39,996
88,000
31
1970
IU
22,544
48,000
14
1960
Notre Dame
55,260
180,000
14
1860
Purdue
23,488
56,000
18
2080
Syracuse
53,790
72,000
28
2220
Notre Dame
55,260
200,000
22
2050
BallState
23,200
80,000+
13
2150
IU
22,544
36,000
25
1880
Oberlin
54,760
200,000
11
2040
Alabama
35,650
20

Table 2

*SAT average score derived from senior top twenty students from the class of 2011, top ten averaged 2029.

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Is your child Gifted?

Elkhart Community Schools is expanding its Providing for Exceptional Potential (PEP) Program* for gifted students to Bristol and Cleveland Elementary Schools. One grade will be added each year until the program is serving grades 2nd through 6th. Pinewood Elementary will continue to serve grades 2nd through 6th. This unique program allows students and parents to bond throughout the educational process, from second grade through graduation and beyond. Click here for more information...

*PEP is one of Indiana's few gifted and talented self-contained programs... this is not a pull-out program..


Click on the slide to download the PEP PowerPoint presentation.

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Transfer to Elkhart Community Schools: Our Doors Are Open

Elkhart Community Schools, Elkhart County's largest public school district, has opened its doors to students living outside district boundaries. This past school year, more than 50 students from surrounding communities took advantage of the opportunity to transfer to ECS with no tuition fees.
Additional transfer students are registering for this school year, attracted to Elkhart Schools' renowned high ability, fine arts, full-day kindergarten, and Advanced Placement programs; a diverse student population that reflects the multi-cultural world in which we live; and a teaching staff that strives daily to inspire excellence in every student. There's still room for you! Come join us for what might very well become the most rewarding year of your life! Click here for more information...

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College Preparation

Additional information from the Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, as well as other sources.

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
College Funding
College Board | Financial Aid Info
Scholarship Search ~ FastWeb
Princeton Review
Trip to College

You will need this school ID number to take the ACT and SAT tests: 150915

The Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center
ICPAC is now Learn More Resource Center

ICPAC

ICPAC was created in 1986 by the Indiana General Assembly. Under the direction of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, ICPAC's mission is to inform, encourage, and support the education and career development of the people of Indiana.

Indiana Guidance Report

Each fall, ICPAC sends out over 85,000 9th-grade and 65,000 11th-grade questionnaire forms to public and private high and middle schools throughout the state. Each school distributes and collects the forms and then returns them to ICPAC early in the school year. These forms are then optically scanned and loaded into a database.

Counselors might use data from the Guidance Report to:

• Compare a school's students with others around the state. Are students well-informed about their education options? How are students at the school different from the rest of the state?
• Identify needs and interests of a school's students. For example, how many 9th-grade female students want to major in engineering? find an apprenticeship? participate in jobshadowing?
• Plan career and education guidance programming. Data may suggest programming or staffing needs.

If you need help or more information, please call the ICPAC Hotline at 1-800-992-2076.
Thank you.


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Updated May 2014