A Strong Learning Community
Scott County, Indiana, proudly supports lifelong learning opportunities for its residents. With two progressive school districts, community college courses and leadership training opportunities, there are educational options for all ages.
SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
Scott County School District 1 is in Austin, Indiana, a small city with a population of around 4,800. Family, religion and lifelong friends are a priority in the Austin community. Austin Schools genuinely reflect the spirit of the community.
While the school district is guided by conservative, traditional values, the technology of the twenty-first century is bringing many new and exciting opportunities to Austin Schools. Scott County School District 1 educates students to meet the standards that will enable them to be successful in any career path they choose to pursue.
SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2
Scott County School District 2 in Scottsburg, Indiana, is one of the premier school systems in Southern Indiana, featuring some of the top-rated schools in the state. The school district is guided by the following principles:
- Involvement in the arts provides better skills in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills. The arts improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.
- Our community of learners create and collaborate in a tech-rich environment where all kids have access to mobile devices.
- Our schools offer opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group work, physical competition, diversity, and a sense of community.
- Our alumni are the true testament to the success of our schools. Their commitment to their families, communities, and careers is important to us.
- Our parents have the ability to monitor and encourage the success of their students through 24/7 connectivity.
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Ivy Tech Community College offers several dual-credit opportunities for high school students who want to earn college credits in Scott County. Dual-credit classes provide an opportunity for students to get a head start on their college degrees, saving time and tuition expenses.
The dual-credit courses are specifically aligned to meet the talent needs of regional employers.
Many of the dual-credit advanced manufacturing and welding courses are offered at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg where students have access to innovative training equipment. Students have the opportunity to earn industrial certifications that help them pursue rewarding careers.
MID-AMERICA SCIENCE PARK
The Mid-America Science Park (MASPark) was created in 2011 to upscale the regional workforce by locally offering several degrees, training and job certification opportunities. The Training & Workforce Development Center at MASPark includes an Amatrol lab furnished with equipment for advanced manufacturing and green energy training, a state-of-the-art Welding Institute, a 25-seat computer training classroom, and a wide range of equipment to facilitate hands-on learning and access to industrial certifications.
MASPark has partnered with VEX IQ, a robotics system designed to offer young students an introduction to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Students in the VEX IQ robotics program build robots and practice programming skills in regional competitions with other students. Students are learning robotic and programming skills that are critical to their future employment in advanced manufacturing jobs.
3-D DESIGN SKILLS
3-D design skills are a critical component in STEM and advanced manufacturing fields. The 3-D printing program allows students to learn how to design numerous items. This year, students at the Mid-America Science Park used these newly acquired coding skills to design and print prosthetic hands for children in need of an upper limb assistive device.
Additionally, MASPark hosts leadership training, business workshops, conferences and more throughout the year. Visit www.maspark.org to learn about upcoming events and opportunities.
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