Innovative Program Open Houses

EVSC Innovative Programs to Host Open Houses
Posted on 10/11/2018
To give area students and their families an opportunity to learn more about the innovative options available to them, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s innovative programs will each host open houses in October and November.

The EVSC’s innovative options include five half-day programs: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; Randall T. Shepard Leadership & Law Academy; Medical Professions Academy; Early College High School as well as the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center. Other options include New Tech Institute, a stand-alone high school, and EVSC Virtual Academy.

Students who participate in one of the half-day programs can still maintain their allegiance to their home high school and participate in athletics and other extra-curricular activities at their home school.

Open house dates and times include:

Early College High School
Located at Ivy Tech Community College
· Wednesday, October 17, 5:45 - 7:15 p.m.

EVSC Virtual Academy
1901 Lynch Rd.
· Tuesday, October 23, 3 - 5 p.m.

New Tech Institute
1901 Lynch Rd.
· Thursday, October 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
· Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Randall T. Shepard Leadership & Law Academy
Harrison High School

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center
1901 Lynch Rd.
· Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
· Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. – noon

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Bosse High School
· Wednesday, November 7, 6 - 8 p.m.

Medical Professions Academy
Central High School
· Thursday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.

Program information:
International Baccalaureate: Housed at Bosse High School, EVSC’s IB program is one of only 22 in the state. It is a comprehensive liberal arts program that includes a rigorous college preparatory experience. It is open to students in grades 9 – 12. Visit

Shepard Academy: Housed at Harrison High School, Shepard Academy is for students interested in leadership, law and social justice. The Academy is named after the former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard who takes an active role in the program. It is open to students in grades 9 – 12. Visit

Medical Professions Academy: MPA gives students the skills necessary for future medical professions. Housed at Central High School, MPA features hands-on learning, internships and shadowing experiences. It is open to students in grades 9 – 12. Visit

Early College High School: Early College students can earn up to an associate’s degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. Classes are on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College. It is open to students in grades 9 – 12. Visit

New Tech Institute: New Tech Institute is a stand-alone, full day high school. It is one of only 180 new tech schools in the United States and one of the elite schools to receive the “Exemplary Demonstration Site” designation from the New Tech Network. It is open to students in grades 9 – 12. Visit

EVSC Virtual Academy: EVSC Virtual Academy is open to students from kindergarten through grade 12. In the upper grades, students often take supplementary courses for credit advancement and schedules conflicts. Visit

Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center: SICTC is a half-day program open to juniors and seniors. It is rated among the top five career and tech schools in the nation and serves approximately 900 students from five area counties. It is open to students in grades 11 and 12. Visit

For additional information on any of the EVSC’s innovative programs, visit and look for Innovative School Programs under the Academics and Programs tab.