Representatives of the University of Indianapolis Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning Toynka Perkins and Janet Boyle (center, from left) presented Director of College and Career Readiness Josh Blossom and Wabash High School (WHS) principal Kyle Wieland with the official Early College banner at WHS rededication ceremony as Wabash Early College High School. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
On Monday Sept. 21, the University of Indianapolis Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) endorsed Wabash High School (WHS) as an early college and rededicated it as Wabash Early College High School.
The local school applied for the accreditation in early May and received word that it would be endorsed prior to start of the new school year on Friday Aug. 7.
During the rededication ceremony, WHS superintendent Jason Callahan announced that the endorsement makes the local school one of only 13 high schools in Indiana to be endorsed as an early college.
“By doing so, we become the second early college high school in the state of Indiana to be wall to wall,” Callahan said. “That’s a universal concept. What is for our best is good enough for the rest.
“We want every kid to come out of Wabash City Schools with real outcomes. Our old K-12 system was incredibly efficient for the economy of yesteryear. This (new) system is necessary for the economy of today and tomorrow.”
Posted on 2015 Sep 29