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Franken – Art Show Nov. 2

The Franken - Art Show will be Friday November, 2…

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STEM Theme Franken – Essay Contest Deadline Nov. 16

Write your essay and submit to win prizes.  Be sure…

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Crista Carlino Appointed to The Marion County Public Library Board

On August 16, BDU Media Specialist Crista Carlino had the…

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What's New at Ben Davis University?

These Ben Davis University High School National Honor Society junior and senior officers promote community partnership and fundraising with Ella’s Frozen Yogurt. They are making healthy yogurt treats available for fellow students one day each month in the BDU commons.

Ben Davis University High School

    Is a small, focused high school program where students can earn a Core 40 high school diploma while also earning college credits toward an Associate Degree from Vincennes University through dual credit opportunities. The program will include internships with business partners, project based learning, and inquiry learning. The program design is sometimes referred to as an early college high school.

Significant Components of BDU

  • Small, personalized school environment promoting the inclusion and belonging of all students
  • Advisory program designed to promote strong student-teacher relationships as well as provide academic, social, and behavioral support for students as they are enrolled in rigorous courses
  • Dual credit courses for all students in one of four majors
  • Frequent, detailed communication with students and their parents
  • Teachers/instructors who meet Vincennes University’s faculty criteria
  • Free college tuition for students, provided by the school district at a reduced rate as negotiated with Vincennes University
  • Daily schedule which includes additional study and resource time for all students
  • Daily schedule which includes collaboration time for staff
  • Utilization of technology, 21st century skills, and project based learning
  • Student internships in grades 11 and 12
  • Peer tutoring and study tables available after school Monday through Thursday
  • Student application process which requires attainment of 11 or more credits in grade 9, minimum grade point average of 2.2, and demonstrated motivation and commitment; many students are also first generation college

Degree Program Options

We offer four majors: Business, Information Technology, Health Careers and Liberal Arts. Here is an in-depth look inside the majors offered, instructors, and student experiences!

  • Associates of General Studies Degree - Liberal Arts
  • Associates of General Studies Degree - Business Management
  • Associates of General Studies Degree - Information Technology
  • Associates of General Studies Degree - Health Careers