Students earn pre-professional certification

FORTVILLE — Two students from Mt. Vernon High School have achieved their Pre-Professional Certification in Education Fundamentals from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ organization.

Gabrielle Morris, who will attend IUPUI, and Danielle Nuckols, who will attend Franklin College, recently completed the certification.

The purpose of the AAFCS accreditation program is to strengthen family and consumer sciences education at the college and university levels.

The association’s Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification Programs measure competencies of family and consumer sciences professionals and pre-professionals using rigorous assessments. These programs also award standards-based and industry-recognized family and consumer sciences pre-professional certification and nationally recognized professional certifications.

Students interested in pursuing education as a major in college can get a jump-start by enrolling in the Education Professions class at Mt. Vernon High School.

During the 2015-16 school year, students will also have the opportunity to receive dual credit with Ivy Tech upon certification in the class and meeting test score standards established by Ivy Tech.