(photo courtesy of Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw)

Ivy Tech Community College’s Warsaw campus is partnering with Whitko Community Schools to launch Ivy Tech Academy. Ivy Tech says the academy will offer high school students a dedicated space to attend virtual college classes during the school day.

Ivy Tech says the academy will allow students to earn college credits while still in high school.

The academy will be housed in a former library space at Whitko Jr.-Sr. High School, which is located in the Whitley County town of South Whitley. Ivy Tech says electronic equipment has already been delivered, and renovations and upgrades to the space will take place this summer.

“This donation of technology equipment will help forge an even stronger partnership between our two schools and allow even more Whitko students to complete dual enrollment courses without the need to travel to a campus,” said Allyn Decker, vice chancellor at Ivy Tech Warsaw. “These students will earn transferrable college credits, making the most of their time in high school and also setting them up to complete at Ivy Tech or another four-year institution.”

The college says students will be able to start using the facility during the next school year.