About Student Services
Your MHS school counselors are here to help in a variety of capacities and look forward to working with our parents and students.
Your child’s counselor is assigned by the student’s last name. Please feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone calls. We do ask that you set up appointments with us if you would like to meet in person.
Students are always welcome to stop by the student services office. If we are not available, they can sign up to see their counselor.
The student services section of the website has a variety of helpful resources that can assist you with high school and postsecondary plans.
- Important Dates
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- Career and Technical Programs
- Dual Credit
- 9-12 Checklist
- Tippecanoe County Community Resources
Welcome to the McCutcheon High School Advanced Placement (AP) Course Information Page
Advanced Placement (AP) Course Information
McCutcheon High School offers several Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These courses are college level courses and the curriculum is designed and monitored by The College Board. Students in these courses are expected to participate in the Advanced Placement Testing Program implemented in May of each year. Students in these courses have the opportunity, through the Advanced Placement test results, to earn college credit for coursework completed in high school. The academic rigor of these courses necessitates highly motivated students.
We believe that all college-bound students should complete at least one Advanced Placement course prior to graduation from McCutcheon High School.
Students and parents, therefore, should plan to enroll in Honors courses preceding Advanced Placement courses in the subject of interest. The student's guidance counselor is a valuable resource in this planning process.
Greater Lafayette Career Academy
- Computer Science II and III
- Construction Technology I and II
- Criminal Justice I and II
- Culinary Arts I and II
- Education Professions I and II
- Health Science I
- Health Science II: Medical Assisting
- Networking I and II
- Engineering CEA/EDD or AERO/EDD
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Cosmetology (Christina & Co.)
- Emergency Medical Services (Franciscan Health Lafayette)
- Fire & Rescue (Fire Training Center)
- Health Science II: Nursing (Westminster Village)
School-Based Location (Outside of Specific School Applicants Only)
- Auto Services Tech I (McCutcheon)
- Fashion & Textiles I and II (Harrison)
- Housing & Interior Design I and II (Harrison)
- Radio & TV I and II (Lafayette Jefferson)
We currently offer three types of dual credit:
- High School course that meets the requirements of a college level course.
- College course taught by college faculty at McCutcheon High School.
- High School student taking a course at a college campus
We have also started a Vincennes Early College Program (application)
Early College Presentation (What is Early College?)
- The grade earned in the course will be on your college transcript: make sure the you will do well in the course.
- Will this course transfer into your future plan of study? To check on how a credit would transfer to a school in Indiana, go to TransferIN.net.
Refer to this list of current dual credit courses offered during the 2018-2019 school year.
How to Qualify for a Dual Credit
Some dual credits require a prerequisite in order to enroll in the course. These prerequisites are mostly test scores, Qualifying test scores can be PSAT, SAT, ACT, Compass or Accuplacer. Take a look at this compilation of qualifying test scores
Here are some links to websites that have practice tests to prepare:
Your High School Classes Open the Doors to College:
This sheet will show helpful information on classes you need to take in high school to prepare you for admissions to the majority of colleges.
- create a high school 4 year plan
- create a career or college information folder
- get organized (study and homework times, a place to do homework without distractions)
- join extracurricular activities to try something new and meet new positive people
- learn about the graduation requirements and diploma options
- attend parent/teacher conferences
- explore careers on the web, at the library and through job shadowing opportunities in the community (Indiana Career Explorer )
- review and revise your 4 year plan
- take the ISTEP+ (GQE)
- improve study skills
- take the PSAT
- add to your careers or college folder
- take interest inventories. The Merkler Style Preference Inventory can be located on the Learn More website (www.learnmoreindiana.org )
- check out colleges, technical schools and apprenticeships and job shadowing opportunities
- verify graduation requirements and where you are in your 4 year plan
- participate in ISTEP Remediation if necessary
- begin visiting colleges during fall break
- take the PSAT to prepare for the SAT
- take a College Entrance exam (ACT or SAT) in the Spring of junior year
- participate in college nights and college fairs at school or local community centers
- arrange college visits during winter break
- enroll in AP courses
- narrow college possibilities to 4 schools you are seriously considering and collect applications
- make a checklist of admission requirements, transcripts, application fees, test scores, letters of recommendations
- prepare a brag sheet (list of all school& community service, participation, high school courses and awards and work experience to help in application completion work on admissions essays
- ask several teachers who know you well for letters of recommendation
- if not done yet, visit schools you are considering call ahead to schedule appointments with admissions and financial aid by Nov. 1st.
- complete college applications verify that your school guidance department will send transcripts and test scores if done online
- retake SAT or ACT as soon as possible if unhappy with test scores
- attend college fairs and financial aid workshops
- search for scholarships online or in your guidance department
- work hard to keep your grades up first semester work is closely reviewed