21st Century Scholars Program (grades 9-12). Began in 1990 as Indiana's way of raising the educational aspirations of low- and moderate-income families. The program aims to ensure that all Indiana families can afford a college education for their children. Students who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed the cost of eight semesters of college tuition at any participating Indiana public college or comparable tuition scholarships to private and approved proprietary institutions. In addition to the financial benefits, the program offers academic skills workshops, Core 40/ISTEP/GQE preparation, college visits, financial aid workshops, scholar-parent workshops, and junior immersion.
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (grades 13-14 and beyond 14). SSACI' s mission is to make college affordable through need-based grants and to allow choice by granting awards to those attending public, independent, and proprietary colleges. SSACI is responsible for determining student eligibility for the Frank O'Bannon, Twenty-first Century Scholars, and Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grants.
I-STEM (grades 13-14 and beyond 14). The I-STEM Resource Network's overarching goal is to help Indiana achieve its vision to be a national leader in student academic achievement in STEM disciplines and in the quality of its workforce. IUPUI is one of 15 institutions of higher education that has committed to creating formal relationships with K-12 STEM teachers and other institutions of higher education, where applicable.
Indiana Partnerships Center, www.fscp.org (grades 9-12). Indiana Partnerships Center began in 1997 as Indiana's Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) , funded by the U.S. Department of Education under the ESEA, now NCLB legislation. The purpose of the statewide PIRCs are to engage families in the educational lives of their children and to assist schools in developing family, school, and community partnerships. The Indiana Partnerships Center serves approximately 200,000 parents yearly through information dissemination such as website, newsletters, and targeted outreach and 25,000 parents/educators directly through institutes, academies, and workshops and other initiatives. The Center serves all of Indiana, concentrating on high poverty/low performing schools, minority and special needs families, and families with limited English proficiency.
Ivy Tech Community College Fast Track (grades 9-12 and 13-14).
The Fast Track program is sponsored by the State of Indiana and is designed to work with students who have or are considering dropping out of high school. The program is available to students 19 and older who are out of high school or those 17 and older who attend both high school and Ivy Tech Community College with the consent of their home school.
Audience/Eligibility: Students 19+ who are out of school/Students 17+ in school and attending Ivy Tech with consent of the sending school
Staff: Courses taught by Ivy Tech Faculty at Ivy Tech facility
Student Costs: Students 19+ pay Ivy Tech tuition, fees, and books/Students 17+ The school corporation pays ADM
In 2008-2009 9 students are participating in the program.
CITIDOE (grades 9-12). A partnership between IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology Computer Information Technology (CIT) department and the Indiana Department of Education to delivery (CIT) undergraduate courses in statewide high-school locations for high school students.
AmeriCorps and IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology(grades beyond 14).
Hoosier Association of Science Teachers (grades 13-14 and beyond 14). Outreach, marketing, dissemination. IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration (grades 9-12). Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration based at Indiana University-Bloomington serves the entire state, including Indianapolis. There are several education faculty at IUPUI currently funded by the P-16 center and working in collaboration with center staff to promote college preparation within IPS, especially at Arsenal Tech, Manual and New Tech schools. The Center has also developed several college access tools that are available to anyone in the state and nationally, including the Indiana Career Information System and the College Knowledge and Access Module described below.
'College Knowledge and Access' Online Module (grades 9-12, 13-14, and beyond 14) from Indiana University-Bloomington Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration. Are you ready to answer the tough questions about postsecondary education? Designed specifically for pre-service and in-service educators and youth-serving professionals, this online, interactive resource will prepare anyone who works with youth to mentor them through the postsecondary education process. Using the power of story, this resource covers a wide-range of college access issues, including affordability, different postsecondary education choices, and options for undocumented students. For more information, read the news release or check out the Guide to the College Knowledge and Access Module, a four-minute online tour of the module. Go to the module here: http://p16center.educ.indiana.edu/sites/p16/college_career/Pages/default.aspx