Northridge Middle School
Crawfordsville, Indiana
 765-364-1071
 765-362-7985

Student Services

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Phone: (765) 364-1071 ext. 568


Homework Hotline



Rose Hulman offers a Homework Hotline for 6th - 12th graders. It's a toll free call for math and science homework help. Hours are 7 pm to 10 pm, Sunday through Thursday.1-877-ASK-ROSE (275-7673).  Web Site: www.askrose.org


21st Century Scholars Program


The Twenty-first Century Scholars Program began in 1990 as Indiana's way of raising the educational aspirations of low and moderate-income families. The program aims to ensure that all Indiana families can afford a college education for their children.  The program was established to:
  • Increase the number of students entering college and other institutions of higher education.
  • Decrease drug and alcohol use by encouraging higher educational pursuits
  • Decrease the number of students who withdraw from high school before graduation.
  • Increase the number of students who are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.
  • Increase individual economic productivity.
  • Improve the overall quality of life for Indiana residents.

Twenty-first Century Scholars Pledge
  • I will graduate with an Indiana High School Diploma from a charter school, freeway, or other Indiana school accredited (or seeking accreditation) by the Indiana Department of Education through Performance-Based Accreditation (PBA).
  • I will achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. I will not use illegal drugs or alcohol, or commit a crime. I will apply for admission to an eligible Indiana college, university or proprietary school as a high school senior.
  • I will apply on time for state and federal financial aid.
  • I understand that I must be an Indiana resident (as determined by the permanent residence of my parent or legal guardian), a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, the child of a U.S. citizen or legal alien, enroll as a full-time student at an eligible Indiana college or proprietary institution and meet all other financial aid requirements at the institution I attend.

What do I get from this program?

You can get four years of college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college, university, or proprietary institution if you are a Twenty-first Century Scholar.  the program also provides support so that you, your parents, and your school can work together to help you be successful as you continue your education.

Contact Mrs.Woolwine at 364-1071, ext. 568 for more information.

Twenty-First Century Scholars support site serving West Central Indiana: www.purdue.edu/tfcs

Learn More Resource Center

Indiana's Pre-K to College Connection, supports and encourages lifelong learning for all Indiana citizens. Up-to-date materials, helpful checklists and other valuable resources and tools provide parents, students, school counselors and others with information about every aspect of education from early learning, to K-12, to college and careers. www.learnmoreindiana.org

Saving for College

INDIANAPOLIS – As most adults make New Year’s resolutions to eat less, exercise more and reach new heights in areas of personal growth, Hoosier parents are encouraged to add another commitment that will have a lasting impact for years to come — saving for their child’s college education.

The percentage of Indiana high school graduates pursuing higher education in the past ten years rose from 59 percent to 74.2 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Education. An Indiana University study found nearly a third of the freshmen entering Indiana colleges and universities are first-generation college students.

Parents don’t need a degree in finance to follow a few simple steps to make college a reality for their children. Here are five tips to help Indiana parents plan and save for their child’s future:
  1. Start saving as soon as possible. Do not succumb to the notion that unless you have a lot of cash to set aside, there is little point in opening a college savings account. Not true. Saving even a little bit can add up over time and starting early is critical. Many Web sites feature simple savings calculators that dramatically demonstrate the power of regular savings. For specifics for your children’s age and stage in school, visit www.triptocollege.org/timeline/savings_growth_calculator.cfm.
  2. Know and follow assistance applications deadlines. The only way to be considered for federal and state grants is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In Indiana, certain steps in the FAFSA process must be taken by your child early in the spring semester of their senior year of high school and each year after that until your student finishes college. Without these steps, your child may not be considered for federal, state and institutional grants. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information.
  3. Check out help for Hoosiers. The State of Indiana has several scholarship and grant programs for students based on merit and/or other special status including the Twenty-first Century Scholars program, the Hoosier Scholar Award, the Nursing Scholarship, the Minority Teacher/Special Education Scholarship, the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, the Indiana National Guard Supplement Grant and the Children of Veteran and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant. Visit www.in.gov/ssaci/programs for more information on these Indiana programs.
  4. Seek out school scholarships. Contact the admissions and financial aid offices of the colleges, universities and trade schools in which your student is interested to find out about the school’s scholarship policies.
  5. Don’t go it alone. There are step-by-step resources for your family to help make the process less overwhelming and easier to achieve. The Indiana Youth Institute has developed a free Web site, www.triptocollege.org, for parents of children in grades K-12. At the site, you can find a college planning timeline, figures and information about preparing and paying for your child’s college education, and information about Indiana colleges.
The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf. Visit www.iyi.org for more information.

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