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BDU Recognized as One of the Best Public High Schools in Indiana by 2015 Niche Rankings

Niche Rankings PhotoBen Davis University High School was recognized recently in the 2015 Niche Rankings as one of the best public high schools in the state of Indiana based on key statistics as well as polled opinions by students and parents. BDU was ranked 12th among 100 public high schools. Our recognition is just another reflection of the amazing work that all Wayne Township Schools do with our students to ensure their academic success! See the full ranking and details. Administrators are teachers too!

As pictured here, our new Assistant Principal and former NGC Math Teacher David Sekula leads Algebra ECA Remediation to our December re-testers with the assistance of our Vincennes University Math Tutor Deborah Beuthin who is a retired teacher from Brownsburg Schools.

Annual Fall Blood Drive


The National Honor Society's annual fall blood drive was held Thursday, November 6. Thirty-four units of blood were donated by staff and students. Mr. Rod Chandler, NHS sponsor, would like to thank everyone who participated and announced the spring blood drive will be held in April 2015.

Fitness Club

Student Council

A new Fitness Club is now meeting at BDU Fitness Room after school. For more information call the BDU main office 988-7800.

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.

What Makes BDU So Special? Amos Brown, radio talk show host visited BDU and interviewed administration, parents, staff, current and alumni students on what makes BDU so special. View photos taken from his interviews.

Whats New at Ben Davis University?

Whats new
This senior uses her Chromebook for note taking and research in Mr. Dan Jaisle's US Government classroom. The students are currently learning the difference between expressed vs. implied powers and legislative vs. non-legislative powers of Congress.

October You Make
A Difference Winner

YMAD Winner
Mr. Kevin O'Day

Significant Components of BDUHS

  • 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:
  • 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