• CGHS Early College Graduation
    Vincennes University President Dr. Charles Johnson addresses the students, parents, and faculty
    of Center Grove High School's Early College program during a graduation ceremony on
    May 23, 2017 in the Center Grove High School auditorium.
    (Photo gallery below)
    (May 24, 2017) – Center Grove High School (CGHS) recognized 78 seniors for earning college degrees or certificates through the school’s Early College (EC) program in a ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the Center Grove High School Auditorium. This is the largest group to receive these distinctions in the program’s history. Through the EC program, students can take courses that earn credit toward both high school and college at the same time. Center Grove High School’s commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Vandermeer Gymnasium.

    The following 29 EC seniors earned an associate degree in General Studies from Vincennes University, along with their high school diploma:

    Julia Dahl **

    Grace DeHaven *
    Lauren Duffy **
    Alexis Gasper
    Jordan Gloyeske **
    Holly Handlon *
    Haley Hash
    Carileigh Hicks

    Madison Hoffman *

    Mya Hoffman
    Olivia Holm
    Alissa Houpt ***
    Meagan Kencke
    Madison Koch
    Talmage Lange
    Lindsey Lowery

    Angel Odom

    Benjamin Roeder ** (IT)
    Devin Smith
    Rachel Spenny
    Nicholas Stevens
    Noah Tallman
    Alyssa Tapy
    Katelyn Tarr *

    Lauren Teike *

    Bailey Thrasher
    Sydney Waddell
    Taylor Watson
    Morgan Wright
    *** Summa Cum Laude
    ** Magna Cum Laude
    * Cum Laude


    Forty-nine other students received a 30-hour General Education Core Certificate, which means they have met all requirements for general education courses at all state universities in Indiana. Another 29 students earned between 15 and 45 credits for a total of 4,803 college credit hours earned by EC seniors.

    “We are very pleased with what these students have accomplished,” said Dr. Doug Bird, principal. “The work they’ve put in to meet these college requirements is well beyond what is expected of high school students and that deserves recognition.”

    “Early College is an exceptional program,” said Dr. Rich Arkanoff, superintendent. “We are very pleased that so many students have chosen to take full advantage of it and get a jump start on their college careers.”

    The Early College program is open to all CGHS students. Students are selected for the program based on their reading level, grades, and recommendations. The program admits approximately 120 students per year. Students take all of their core classes with the EC faculty and other EC students in a small learning community. This structure increases collaboration between faculty and leads to increased accountability and attention to students.