BDUHS News and Events
One hour of instruction will be added to the regularly scheduled school day to make up for lost days due to the snow. Ben Davis University High School will attend school from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on the above dates.
Two Community Events-One Fun Evening
Please join us for our annual spaghetti supper and silent auction on Friday, March 7, 2014. Dinner is from 5-7 p.m. A silent auction will take place during dinner. Current items include: themed baskets, sporting event tickets, restaurant gift cards and MORE! View details.pdf
This week 12 of our Student Ambassadors as well as Flora Jones & Scott Williams traveled to all 11 of our Elementary Schools to share the great opportunities that BDU has to offer our students during their recruitment tour. This was a wonderful opportunity for our BDU scholars to engage their leadership and presentation skills as students learned about everything that Ben Davis University High School has to offer and support their goals in graduation from college!
Our BDU Seniors have already received over $700,000 in college scholarships this year! We have also had 68% of our seniors accepted to college and another 2 students have made a military commitment to start this summer. We continue to work with the remaining 30% of our seniors in finalizing their post-secondary plans after they graduate form BDU.
Bud's Keeping Indiana Beautiful Club received some positive reviews from Verizon Wireless in an article published on the web that included pictures and interviews with club members and the staff sponsor. This was a follow-up from a Verizon Foundation grant to work on our Eco club's living lab and garden and also plant trees on our campus. Several staff members from Verizon Wireless also helped out and the article really highlights the effort BDU business teacher Partrick Burtch who believes strongly in preserving the environment and has started several clubs and volunteering activities for the BDU students to get involved with the cause. View article.
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?
BDU Graduates Return to Advise Current Students: Ben Davis University High School has had a 100-percent graduation rate for two years in a row.
February You Make
A Difference Winner
Mr. Dan Jaisle
BDU Gives Back! The SAVE Club Fed Over 10 Families on Thanksgiving 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