AU explores Early College with Tindley School

Thu, 2006-02-02 10:02 -- univcomm
February 2, 2006

Anderson University has engaged in conversations with the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, a public charter school based in Indianapolis, to explore the development of an Early College High School connection between the two institutions. If successful, the articulation agreement between Anderson University and the Charles A. Tindley School would be the first of its kind in the State of Indiana.

“We are currently talking with the leadership of the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School to explore linking our two institutions so that as their students reach the junior and senior level of high school, they can take a number of university-level courses,” said Dr. Carl Caldwell, vice-president for Academic Affairs. “We have committed to carrying on an organized conversation to learn how this might work, both for them and for us.”

“The Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School is excited about joining a national movement of schools preparing students for college and subsequent life by delivering rigorous college courses at the high school level,” said Marcus Robinson, principal of the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School. “Anderson University has a world-class liberal arts program that will allow our students to flourish academically and spiritually. We believe that the Anderson-Tindley Early College Program will be a model for secondary education in Central Indiana.”

Early College High Schools are small schools where students earn both a high school diploma and two years of college credit toward a Bachelor's degree. They are places for learning, designed to help young people progress toward the education and experience they need to succeed in life and careers.

The Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School is a public, charter school. It is the first Accelerated School in the State of Indiana. The school is designed to offer powerful learning opportunities and an innovative classroom structure to keep students interested, engaged, and enrolled. The Tindley School offers a rigorous, college-preparatory program that seeks to challenge students to pursue education beyond high school. It is an early college program that will allow students to attempt college courses while still enrolled in high school.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts university of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in theology, business, music, nursing and education.