Bloomington— Graduates from Eastern Greene High School earned credentials from Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus in May 2021. Eleven graduates earned the Indiana College Core certificate, a block of 30 credit hours that transfers to all public Indiana four-year institutions, upon student acceptance. The Indiana College Core certificate option is for students who intend to complete bachelor’s degrees, allowing them to save time and money on college costs.

“We are incredibly proud of our Seniors and all their accomplishments,” said Eric Kirkendall, principal at Eastern Greene High School. “Our Seniors who have taken advantage of the [Ivy Tech] early college program have created so many opportunities for themselves. I look forward to seeing them explore their potential as young adults.”

Michelle Tarr, Eastern Greene High School graduate, who graduated in the top ten of her class and was selected as an Academic All-State Honorable Mention for Varsity Basketball plans to further her education in Fall 2021. “I plan to attend Indiana State University with a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics,” she said. “Ivy Tech dual credit allowed me to get a head start on my Bachelor’s degree.”

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus offers early college options for high school students who intend to earn bachelor’s degrees. High School students can earn college credits by enrolling in dual credit classes at their high school or on Ivy Tech’s campus. For more information, visit

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.