Great Education Opportunity, Even Better Price

Great Education Opportunity, Even Better Price

Scottsburg High School students have the opportunity to take 25 dual credit and Advanced Placement courses that represents over 90 college credit hours prior to graduating from SHS.

An average university charges over $300.00 per credit hour. Thus, the opportunity for high school students to earn these college credit hours is a huge benefit to them and to their families to help reduce the cost of post-secondary college education. Most of these courses are absolutely free to Scottsburg High School Students. There are some courses that cost $25.00 per credit hour or $75.00 per semester. This can mean a savings of almost $900.00 per course.

“We have worked very hard over the last 5-10 years to bring more and more college credit opportunities to our students. We have a desire to provide a jump start on their future,” stated SCSD2 Superintendent Dr. Marc Slaton.

"We are thrilled to have 152 students taking at least one college credit course. Twenty-three of the twenty-five courses are taught by SHS faculty members. We are always seeking new courses and partners to help prepare our students for college and to enable parents to save on the cost of higher education. It is thrilling to see our kids meet the academic challenge and succeed in the classroom,” added Scottsburg High School Principal Ric Manns.

Caleb Satterly, a 2014 SHS graduate, had enough credits to enroll as a sophomore at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. Caleb’s story is proof of the value of an SHS education. The following is an excerpt from an email received from Gary Satterly, Caleb’s father. “Just wanted to say moving back to Scottsburg and putting our son, Caleb, in school here was the best move we’ve ever made for his education. I believe by far we have the best schools in the state of Indiana. SCSD2 just saved us $25,000. Thanks for giving my son the best education he could receive. You are doing an amazing job!”

Scottsburg High School and Scott County School District 2 also received the following great news from recent graduates Madeline, Mollie, and Kelsie Collins’ mother Kim. “We have just received an email from Liberty University regarding their evaluation and transfer of the college credit courses Madeline and Mollie took while at SHS. I am so thrilled to share that ALL 30 of their credits transferred (26- Vincennes, 4-Ivy Tech)!! These combined 60 hours (plus the hours that transferred for Kelsie last year) will have a huge financial impact on our family. We just wanted to thank you and the teachers for providing these quality opportunities for students. We realize it takes additional time and effort, and we are very grateful to everyone involved! We will miss Scott 2 schools.”

College credit opportunities are just one example of the many possibilities at Scottsburg High School. Scott County School District 2 accepts students tuition free. Don’t let anything stand between you and fulfilling your possibilities. If transportation is an issue, please contact the SCSD2 Transportation Office at (812) 752-8921 to see what arrangements can be made for you.