Q. When my child starts taking college courses, will he/she be allowed to take any course(s) they want?
A. No. Your child will enroll in college courses which are easily transferrable at most universities and colleges. The courses are selected from the General Education Curriculum (GEC) and are designed to ensure your child’s ability to express him or herself better through critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and the ability to write and speak clearly.
Q. Will my child earn credits that will place him/her as a junior in college when officially enrolled?
A. While your child is enrolled in the Early College High School program he/she can earn up to nearly two years of college credits; however, once the child is officially enrolled at his desired university, the transcript of college course credits will be evaluated to determine the number of credits which apply to his/her college classification.
Q. What are the benefits of my child participating in this type of high school program?
A. Your child will be exposed to an accelerated learning environment; will engage in an academic program of rigor; will graduate from high school better prepared for college and able to successfully complete a college degree; will be involved in a stimulating learning environment where resources, facilities, technology, and cultural exposure develops the students’ literacy skills that are critical to his/her academic success; and, will strengthen their leadership, developmental, and competitive career readiness skills of the twenty-first century.
Q. What restrictions apply to my child’s participation in this program?
A. Your child must adhere to the rules, regulations, policies and procedures which are designed to govern his/her safety and overall successful high school and college campus life. Specifics on these practices will be shared with the parent and child at a required orientation session when your child enters high school and when your child begins a level of college course matriculation.
Q. Can my child be released from the Early College High School before he/she graduates?
A. Yes. You and your child can be released from the ECHS based on a number of reasons. The principal and other high school administrators will handle any dismissal concerns.
Q. While my child is attending the Early College High School, what is the most important thing I should know as a parent or guardian?
A. You should understand that both the high school and college personnel value your child’s desire to become better educated and pursue the academic readiness necessary to compete in life situations. However, any violation or abuse of equipment, property and other items which do not belong to the child or any fines, fees, and other charges brought against the child will be the responsibility of the child and his/her parent or legal guardian. These obligations must be cleared before an official transcript from high school or college is released.
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