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South Harrison receives 1 of 12 Next Level grants

South Harrison receives 1 of 12 Next Level grants South Harrison receives 1 of 12 Next Level grants
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]

Twelve schools or school corporations in Indiana received an Implementation Grant to offer new Career Technical Education programs of study for the 2020-21 school year, one of which is South Harrison Community School Corp. These grants will provide the selected schools up to $50,000 each to offer pilot programs of a Next Level Program of Study.

For South Harrison, which received the entire $50,000, this money will be put toward the implementation of two CTE programs. One is a pre-nursing CNA course, and the other is a medical assisting CCMA course.

Jennie Capelle, director of College and Career Readiness for South Harrison schools, said the corporation was excited and felt honored to be chosen as a recipient for this grant.

“A lot of our students want to pursue the medical field, so being able to offer more to them in that area is so exciting for us,” she said. “Our medical assisting program is completely new, and we are piloting a few new courses in our pre-nursing pathway. This grant has been able to help us pay for all that goes into the creation and execution of these courses, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”

Next Level Programs of Study is the state’s initiative to rethink and revitalize CTE programming in Indiana and will be implemented statewide in the 2021-22 school year. Each program of study contains intentional coursework designed to give students the opportunity to earn credentials, certifications or post-secondary certificates while still enrolled in high school. Each of the pilot programs, like South Harrison’s, will serve as a model for schools in preparing for the statewide rollout for the following school year.

Enrollment is still available in these programs. For more information, contact Capelle by email at [email protected].