The Ivy Career Advancement Program, or ICAP, is a partnership between Ivy Tech Community College Northeast and high school districts in northeast Indiana. Its goal is to help students who either are struggling to graduate and thinking of dropping out of high school or want to finish their high school diploma in a college setting.
This alternative path:
- Supports high school students in completing their high school diploma on a college campus.
- Switches the educational focus to “What’s next?” After completing high school, students can choose to attend college or career training.
- Permits students to earn their high school diploma while also earning college credit and developing job-related skills for employment.
- Allows high school graduates to either continue at Ivy Tech Northeast to earn their associate degree, certificate, or technical certificate or transfer to another college with the credits they earn.
Food, class supplies, and other expenses are the responsibility of the student. The high school will cover the tuition costs for this program each semester. Scholarships and alternative funding options may be available once the student graduates.
TO PARTICIPATE IN ICAP, STUDENTS MUST:
- Be enrolled in an Indiana high school.
- Receive consent from their parent/guardian, high school, and district administration.
- Complete and submit all required documentation. They can obtain an ICAP application packet from their high school guidance counselors.
- Provide a high school transcript, including assessment and test scores. If they don’t have any recorded assessment scores, they can take the Accuplacer test at Ivy Tech Northeast.
- Provide their own transportation to Ivy Tech Northeast in coordination with their parent/guardian and high school.
HOME SCHOOL STUDENT ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND
If you are a homeschool student and interested in ICAP, contact the ICAP coordinator for more information.
WANT TO GET STARTED?
- If you are currently enrolled in high school, talk to your guidance counselor about a referral to ICAP.
- Complete the application you receive from your counselor.
- Schedule a meeting with the ICAP coordinator.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Visit our frequently asked questions page.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ICAP?
ICAP program coordinator