Area 31 is a program at Ben Davis High School that Mooresville High School students as well as other schools
in surrounding areas can attend. Students at Mooresville get on a bus to travel to Ben Davis for their classes.
Depending on whether students go in the afternoon or morning they must be able to work with the different times
and be able to drive if late for the bus. Students get one class for three hours that will take all of their electives in
most cases so they get to have real life experience with teachings and opportunities for future jobs.
Many students have said there is a lot of work and dedication that goes into the classes and students need
to be passionate to do it.
“You need to understand how serious these classes are. For example, EMS students can be a certified
EMT’s by the end of their program,” senior Ariana Halstead who takes Criminal Justice class, said.
Many students like senior Charles Moran who takes Automotive services, an Area 31 course, had a career
path in mind when going into Area 31.
“Yes I did and I do work in that career field because of the class and the teachers helped,” Moran said.
With these classes, they can even get help from their teachers when it comes to recommendations as Kyle
Patrick in Construction Trades says as well.
The best way to sign up is to go to talk to the school counselors. As well as go to the open house on
Thursday, January 30, 5:30-7:30. The counselors are looking for many things when enrolling their
students when it comes to grades and attendance.
For more information go to https://area31careercenter.com/ it’s a web site that will give you all the information you need for searching and signing up.