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New Palestine Early College

In 2016, New Palestine Early College High School was established through a partnership with Vincennes University. The Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County adopted a school-within-a-school model at New Palestine High School. This model enables the district to operate two schools within in the same building: a traditional high school and an early college high school. Students enrolled in New Palestine Early College work to earn an Associate’s degree or Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC) from Vincennes University as they achieve a Core 40 diploma, Core 40 with Academic Honors (AHD), or a Core 40 with Technical Honors (THD) from New Palestine High School.

Mission

New Palestine Early College’s Mission is to engage students in a comprehensive program that develops the academic skills necessary for college and post-secondary success.

Philosophy of Early College

Early College High School is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges” (Boyle, Mosier, & Perkins, 2013).

Early College seeks to increase access to higher education and persistence toward a college degree among students who are first-generation college students, financial aid dependent, and students who possess the academic grit to overcome social and academic barriers that could impede their progress toward a college degree.


NPHS Principal Keith Fessler

 

 Mr. Keith Fessler
 NPHS Principal
 kfessler@newpal.k12.in.us
 (317) 861-4417 x2010

 

 

 

NPHS Assistant Principal Adam Barton

 

 Mr. Adam Barton
 NPHS Assistant Principal
 abarton@newpal.k12.in.us
 (317) 861-4417 x2011

 

 

 

Assistant Dean of Instruction, Vincennes University at New Palestine Early College Tieree Reed

 

 

 Mrs. Tieree Reid
 Assistant Dean of Instruction, Vincennes University at New Palestine Early College
 treid@newpal.k12.in.us

 


 

NPHS Dean of Students Julie Young

 

 Mrs. Julie Young
 NPHS Dean of Students
 jyoung@newpal.k12.in.us
 (317) 861-4417 x 2012

 

 

 

NPHS Guidance Counselor Trent Whitaker

 

 Mr. Trent Whitaker
 NPHS Guidance Counselor
 twhitaker@newpal.k12.in.us
 (317) 861-4417 x2017