You want an education that will serve your life and career—which is why Nettle Creek Schools are committed to providing a variety of opportunities for students to explore career paths and gain hands-on experiences before graduation.

Gain college credits before graduation

College is a major investment—which is why earning college credit in high school can be a smart financial decision.

Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School offers students the opportunity to enroll in 12 College Core dual credit courses, as well as 12 Career and Technical Education dual credit courses. You can also earn the Indiana College Core, which ensures that 30 hours of general education credit transfers between public colleges and universities. (That’s an entire year of college credit that you could earn as a high school student!)

Learn more about Indiana College Core and Dual Credit

Enroll in a career program

Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School is proud to partner with the New Castle Career Center (NCCC). Through NCCC, Hagerstown students can enroll in one of 18 career programs that are designed to help you gain professional skills and launch a career in a high-demand industry. Enrolled students attend classes at Hagerstown for half of the day and are enrolled in a 3-hour/3-credit career program at NCCC for the remainder of the day.

Learn more about available career programs

Learn more about available career programs

Get your hands dirty with agricultural education

Hagerstown has a long tradition of excellence in agricultural education. Our latest program, the Nettle Creek Beef Project, even caught the attention of the New York Times at its inception in 2014. Through this project, our FFA chapter and animal science classes partner to raise feeder steers, which then fill our cafeteria freezers.

The FFA chapter harvest corn from the school crop plot to place on grain bank at our local Harvest Land elevator. Working with Kalmbach Feeds in Pershing, Indiana, students create a ration that allows our cattle to grow and maintain the proper nutritional levels needed. The animal science classes are the workforce behind the operation, feeding, weighing, and checking cattle, and maintaining the property on a daily/weekly basis.

The result: Our students and our community come together through a firm grounding in agricultural knowledge and an understanding of where our food comes from.

Learn more about FFA