Free college? I’ve read about Tennessee and New Mexico and other states saying they are starting to offer free college—but it’s usually limited to community college. And yes, I hear presidential candidates promising it. I’d like to invite state and national leaders to come see us at where we’ve been offering free college since 2010–and we include both 2 and 4 year universities like IU, Purdue and Ivy Tech. But is free enough? Nope! Students need support all along the way to be successful. Our staff check in with our college-going high school students and their professors every week. And because we are there to help them through the tough times-and there are tough times-our students succeed. In fact, our students are in the top 5% of the state when it comes to earning real college credits in high school. We have the first and only student to earn a full bachelor’s degree from Mitch Daniels’ Purdue University while in our high school and we have a second student on the way with 4-5 more behind her. Momentum is building. So free college is good, but not good enough. Come check us out. And while you’re at it, if you have a rising 9th grader in Indianapolis next year, enroll. You’ll be glad you did.