Purdue Fast Start Program

Many promising Indiana students will now have the opportunity to take their first steps toward a Purdue degree with the new Purdue Fast Start program. Purdue’s partnership with Modern States, a philanthropy and online learning program for earning college credit, provides free courses and textbooks online plus vouchers to pay for credit bearing exams. Passing five courses, the corresponding CLEP exams, and meeting Purdue’s standard admissions requirements assures admission into Purdue. This partnership will create new opportunities for Indiana students to take giant leaps in your education with a new pathway to Purdue University.
Through the Purdue Fast Start program, students will be able to make their own giant leaps a reality by earning access to affordable, high-quality education at Purdue.To earn admission into Purdue, Indiana students can take the Modern States online courses for free. Those who pass a minimum of five corresponding College Board CLEP exams and meet Purdue’s standard admission requirements are assured admission to Purdue and designated as Klinsky Scholars.
Make a Purdue University education even more affordable:

  • FREE ONLINE COURSES AND CORRESPONDING CLEP EXAMS THROUGH MODERN STATES, covering the entire cost of the Fast Start program
  • Complete 5 courses + pass the CLEP exams (paid for by ModernStates.org) = 15 credits, a full semester’s worth of credit at Purdue, WHICH CAN SAVE A STUDENT $11,000
  • Complete 10 courses + pass the CLEP exams (paid for by ModernStates.org) = 30 credits, freshman year for free at Purdue, WHICH CAN SAVE A STUDENT OVER $21,000

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SpringHill Discovery Project

The SpringHill Discovery Project is a 9 month gap year program geared to help young adults figure out their gifts and what they might want to pursue in the future. Each month focuses on a different topic and sphere of cultural influence. Students immerse themselves in subject matter through weekly site visits, discussion, group projects, and reflection. They also volunteer, travel, and learn to live in community.

The Discovery Project is divided into seven areas of cultural influence. Each section is designed to give students hands-on experience through career shadowing, site visits, personal projects, and service opportunities. 

  • Science + technology
  • Education
  • Arts + entertainment
  • Family
  • Religion
  • Business
  • Government

Here are some of the things you’ll get to do if you are a part of the Discovery Project

  • Students live in community for nine months
  • Weekly site visits – Students explore potential careers and ask questions to working professionals in a variety of fields  
  • Volunteer opportunities at community non-profits, schools, and events
  • Weekly Bible study sessions 
  • Individual and group projects–build a website, perform, pitch a new app idea
  • Enhance skills in writing, public speaking, debate, time management, critical thinking, personal budgeting
  • Explore the city through walking tours, museum visits, and meetings with community officials
  • Cross cultural travel through an international service trip 
  • Option to work part-time or in an internship setting
  • Mentorship from SpringHill staff and other professionals

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Purdue Summer Classes

Summer College for High School 

Experience the excitement of college life, take courses with world-renowned faculty, explore academic majors, and put yourself on a pathway for success!  Taking online or on-campus courses during summer allows high school students age 16 and older to experience college life by completing coursework alongside current undergraduate students.  Students have access to more than 650 courses across academic disciplines during Summer Session so there is no better time to get a jumpstart on your college experience!

Take real college courses in the module that best fits your needs.

  • 1-week, 4-week, 8-week, and 12-week.

Students may live on campus during the 1-week modules and the last 4-week module.

  • Purdue University is excited to offer six intensive 1-week, 1-credit opportunities for high school students during Summer 2020. Move-in and orientation for each experience will occur on Sunday and class sessions will begin on Monday. Parents are invited to attend a closing session on Friday prior to move-out.

Apply now!

Application opened Dec 2, 2019.

  • Students must be at least 16 years old, have completed their sophomore year of high school, and have a GPA of at least 3.30 at the time the class begins to be eligible for the program.
    • Priority application deadline is March 1, 2020.
    • Courses are permanently listed on a Purdue transcript and can be transferred to other institutions.
    • Attending this program does not give students an advantage in the admissions process.

Questions? Email us at thinksummer@purdue.edu, call us at (765) 496-2023, or text us at (765) 201-0292.

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Indiana University (IU)

Interested in attending Indiana University but the size and culture is a bit overwhelming? Did you know they have a Christian community ministry with a full time staff called “Christian Student Fellowship”? They even offer housing.

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Ivy Tech-Honors Program

Program Highlights:

  • Rich academic experience where students learn with like-minded peers in small, engaging honors courses
  • Students will enter into a small cohort to interact in classes, council meetings and social events
  • Students enhance their transcripts with honors-level coursework, and receive extensive support to navigate transferring to the four-year school of their choice

 Ideal candidates are students who would:

  • Benefit or be successful in honors level courses
  • Excel in a virtual learning environment
  • Have a 3.0+ GPA
  • Plan to transfer to a four-year school (AS, AA, AFA, AGS, non-health sciences)
  • Desire 1:1 career and transfer advisement

How to Apply

  • Apply online here…
  • Students should submit both the general ITCC application and the honors application

 *December grads should get their applications in as soon as possible since Spring course registration is currently open…

There are many ways that you, your students and their parents can learn more about the honors program at ITTC
Dual Credit Opportunities

Dual Credit is a way to obtain high school class credit AND college credit by taking 1 class!

At CCHS, our options are:

  • As a junior, you can take US History Dual Credit with Mr. Dunham
  • As a senior, you can take English 111 Advanced Composition and English 215 Rhetoric and Argument with an Ivy Tech online professor. 

To qualify for these, the school will assess your PSAT scores, ACT/SAT scores, and your GPA going into junior or senior year. ​

Seniors- YOUR Ivy Tech TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE READY end of May/beginning of June. CCHS is unable to send that along for you. You must request that it is sent through the link to the right, “Order your Ivy Tech Transcript here”. If you do not, your credits will not transfer or be evaluated for transfer to the college of your choice.

Ivy Tech Dual Credit Info

Order Ivy Tech Transcript

Transferring Credits Info


Dual Credit Registration Form