Shiner Spotlight

Fall 2021

Welcome Back!

We are so excited that the 2021-2022 school year is underway! Students returned to the classroom on August 2. We have had a few challenges in the first few weeks, but our students and teachers are navigating them and making the best of it. We are excited to continue the school year with positive attitudes and lots of learning!

Senior News

College Applications

Seniors interested in attending a college/university in Fall 2022 should be actively completing college applications. Ms. Sauerhage has visited/will be visiting all senior plus periods to talk about the application process and distribute copies of transcripts. Students should create an account on Parchment to request official transcripts.

Many students choose to use the Common Application to complete several college applications at once. Please see Ms. Sauerhage if you have questions or need help with college applications.

College Go Week

College Go Week is September 20-24th. Several admissions representatives have scheduled school visits during or around College Go week. So far the following schools will be visiting:

  • September 22- Hanover College during plus period
  • September 24- Ball State University during plus period
  • September 29- Indiana University during plus period

Additionally, many colleges offer application fee waivers during College Go Week. Check out this list of Indiana colleges/universities for more information about application waivers.

ISTEP Retests

The Class of 2022 follows the graduation requirements that include passing scores on the ISTEP assessment. Seniors took the ISTEP in the spring of 2021 for the first time. Students who did not receive a passing score will have restest opportunities the week of November 8th. Students are participating in remediation activities during plus period. If you have questions about your ISTEP scores, please see Ms. Sauerhage.

Junior News


Junior students who plan to attend college/university should be planning to take the SAT or ACT this fall/winter. Students can sign up for the SAT through the College Board website. Click here to see upcoming test dates and registration deadlines. Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch may qualify for a fee waiver. See Ms. Sauerhage if you believe you qualify.

Students can sign up for the ACT here.

All Juniors will participate in SAT school day in March. The Class of 2023 must take the SAT as part of the Graduation Pathways Diploma. These scores will be used for post-secondary competency requirements and college entrance requirements. See Ms. Sauerhage if you have questions.

ASVAB Assessment

All Juniors will be participating in the ASVAB or the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Batttery on Friday, October 29th. Students are able to use this assessment as an option for the Post-secondary competency requirement on the Graduation Pathways Diploma. Students who are interested in joining a branch of the military can use their ASVAB scores to qualify for different branches/positions.

Sophomore News


Sophomores will be participating in the PSAT on Tuesday, October 26th. This is a practice test for the SAT. Students can use PSAT scores to meet prerequisites for dual credit classes. If you have questions about the PSAT or other College Board assessments, please see Ms. Sauerhage.

Freshmen News

Graduation Pathways Diploma

The Class of 2025 must meet the requirements of the Graduation Pathways Diploma to graduate. Click here to see what the diploma requires of all students.

Students will be expected to earn 40 or more credits in the designated areas. Students must be able to demonstrate employ ability skills. Finally, students must meet one of the post-secondary competency requirements. Students must fulfill this requirements sometime during their four years at Rising Sun High School. Students will receive more information about the diploma at scheduling and class meetings. Please contact Ms. Sauerhage if you have questions.

Schoolwide News

Rising Sun High School is an Endorsed Early College

Rising Sun High School received it's full endorsement as an early college high school at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The CELL UIndy endorsement panel toured the high school and interviewed participates and stakeholders in the early college program. Due to the emphasis on college going culture, the numerous dual credit opportunities and our strong partnership with Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun was awarded full endorsement. Rising Sun High School will continue to look for ways to improve its dual credit offerings and the number of students who complete the Indiana College Core credits.

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