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IPS Students Honored by National Nonprofit for Top Performance in College Courses 

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) today announced that nearly two dozen students from Crispus Attucks High School have been named to the Spring 2023 Honor Society of the National Education Equity Lab, an education justice nonprofit that works to bridge the gap between high school and college for students from low-income communities. 

The honorees are students whose academic performance was in the top 20 percent of all scholars nationwide taking online, dual credit Ed Equity Lab courses from nationally ranked schools from across the nation. There is no cost to students to participate in the program, which was first offered last spring to students at Crispus Attucks. 

Crispus Attucks Principal Lauren Franklin said her entire school is filled with immense pride and honor because of students being recognized and celebrated for their exceptional achievements as scholars. 

“This accolade not only reflects the dedication and hard work of the students themselves but also underscores the unwavering commitment of the educators and support staff who have guided them along their academic journey,” Franklin said. “This recognition is a testament to the student’s potential and the bright future that awaits them.” 

Franklin envisions these scholars as the driving force of positive change in their communities and beyond, and she remains steadfast in her belief that their accomplishments will inspire and pave the way for even greater success in the years to come. 

The program allows participating students to gain the opportunity to take actual college courses from top professors, with weekly live discussions led by university teaching fellows, co-taught by teachers at their high schools. Scholars earn widely transferable college credits and a transcript from the offering institution upon completion. 

Starting in 2019 with a single Harvard University humanities course in 25 high schools, the Lab has served nearly 15,000 students in 134 cities across 30 states.