On Monday, November 6, in the atrium of the Indiana State House Hagerstown Junior-Senior High School was recognized during the 2017 Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony for Hagerstown’s efforts to provide students with access a high level of success to Dual Credit courses. A total of 130 Indiana schools were recognized for earning a minimum of 30% success rate in Dual Credit courses for the 2015-16 school year. Hagerstown earned a bronze rating, with 47% of all high school students earning Dual Credits. School Counselor and Early College Chair, Mrs. Amy Oliger stated, “I believe we will earn a silver recognition next year by having more than fifty percent of our 2016-2017 student earning dual credits!”
Earlier this month, Hagerstown Junior-Senior High School also received notification that they were being awarded a Next Gen Personal Finance Gold Standard distinction for their commitment to educating all students in 21st Century personal finance skills. 11,000 schools across the country were reviewed and Hagerstown was one of only 600 high schools nationwide that earned the Gold standard of a required, stand alone, semester personal finance course.
Assistant Principal and past business education department chair stated, “There are few skills in one’s adult life more important than managing one’s finances.”