College & Career
ACT Prep is a school-based program that identifies a group of juniors and seniors at Gentry High School who are on track to graduate and provides them and their families with ACT Preparation, college/financial aid application support, career guidance, visits to local universities and colleges, and post-secondary school planning.
College Promise Initiative focuses on creating a “college going” culture in Indianola by aligning college preparatory services and assistance across all IPC programs with participants meeting college track criteria. It supplements the assistance being provided by the ACT Prep program, and includes parent and family engagement workshops, aggregating resources from colleges and universities into a resource guide for current and future student use, counseling, mentoring, academic support, personal college planning, and the use of guest speakers who can help prepare students for college life and the ACT.
Getting Ready to Excel, Achieve, and Triumph (GREAT) is one of IPC’s newest programs, is year-round, and is designed to give young adults in Indianola the opportunity to gain skills that will assist them with employment and furthering their education. Three tracks are available: (1) GED and soft skills employment training to prepare them to enter the workforce, (2) medical training to receive certification as a Certified Nurse’s Aide, Registered Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Child Development Associate, Medical Laboratory Technician, or a Home Health Aide, and (3) work to obtain a certificate in one of two available trades.