Welcome to Early College High School

Announcement - Make-Up Days

Attention Early College High School Students and Parents:  Please disregard any messages you receive from either Elyria City Schools or Lorain City Schools regarding Make-up Days for Inclement Weather.

Early College High School's Academic calendar remains the same and will continue to operate accordingly.

Make-Up days do not apply to Early College High School.

Important Dates

Spring Breaks

All ECHS juniors and seniors observe the LCCC Spring Break Sunday, March 16 through Saturday, March 22.  Classes resume on Monday, March 24.

Freshmen and Sophomore students observe the district high school Spring Break Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11.

District Records Day/In-Service Day
(Grades 9 & 10) is Monday, March 24.  No school for freshmen and sophomores.  Juniors and seniors must report for college classes.

Student Recruitment

Students have the potential and opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an associate of arts degree at the end of their senior year.
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Open Enrollment 2012 Presentation

Attention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
You MUST obtain the Fall 2013-14 sticker update for your LCCC I.D. from the Circulation Desk located on the 2nd Floor of Bass Library. Cost of a replacement I.D. is $5.00. I.D. updates are required to receive books, lunch, and to use LCCC resources.
Busing Information 2013-14

(as of 8/6/13) This information is subject to change at the discretion of LCS and ECS districts. We will continue to post updates as received. Should you have questions, please call the ECHS office at 440.366.7689.
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Important Announcements

Academic Calendar 2013-14     

Message from the Principal    

Job Shadowing Opportunities for Juniors/Seniors Interested in Health Careers

Peterson’s StudentEdge
StudentEdge has college planning interviews available. The Countdown to College radio show provides great advice for students and families navigating the college admissions process, and StudentEdge provides links to the show podcasts.
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Resources for High School Students  

Know How 2 Go
Important Information for Divison I and Division II Athletes
Helpful Websites for Testing and Scholarships

The Early College High School is an innovative learning environment designed to inspire and motivate students who have the potential to be the first in their families to graduate from college.

A Unique Opportunity!

The Early College High School is an exciting opportunity for students beginning ninth grade to participate in a combined high school and college experience with the goal of earning a high school diploma and college associate degree at the same time.

All courses are taught on the LCCC campus tuition free. Bus transportation is included. Curriculum is challenging, support services plentiful and family involvement encouraged as a necessity. By taking advantage of the college's resources, laboratories, and performing arts center, faculties from both education environments, and by using technology and non-traditional instructional strategies students will be more engaged in the learning process.

Why the Early College High School?
Recognizing the need for Lorain County to foster a more educated workforce to meet the demands of our changing economy inspired the creation of this innovative partnership with Lorain County Community College. Our communities will increase the number of first generation college graduates, equipping them with the education and experience they need to succeed in life and family-supporting careers. With the support and involvement of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Knowledge Works Foundation, and individuals from our communities, the Early College model was adopted.

Who's eligible?
Today we have more than 280 students in the Early College High School. Criteria that will be considered are school attendance, school discipline history, grades and motivation. The population of the high school will mirror the demographics of the school districts served. The four most important factors considered:

  • Students must be first-generation college-going students (Parents do not have a college degree)
  • Students must be entering the ninth grade
  • Students must be proficient on the 7th grade reading and math Ohio Achievement Test (OAT).
  • For Students transitioning from eighth grade to high school.

The Mission of Early College High School
The Early College High School will genuinely engage first-generation college-bound students to complete a rigorous curriculum, supported by technology, that is clearly aligned to student interest and state standards. Flexible coursework will be provided in a challenging and supportive environment with an applied learning focus that provides students a structure that enables them to earn their high school diploma and to overlap those efforts with those needed to earn an associate degree, leading to a bachelor degree and employment.

Accept the Challenge!
Students who accept the Early College High School challenge can enjoy these rewards:

  • The opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree while working toward a high school diploma.
  • Momentum toward achieving your four-year degree.
  • Cost savings by eliminating two years of a college education.
  • A relaxed and controlled introduction to college life.
  • The advantages of a small, supportive learning environment.
  • State-of-the-art college environment; laboratories, interactive distance learning classrooms, computer labs, library/learning resource center, performing arts center, recreational facilities and outstanding faculty.

For more information
If you want to learn more about this unique opportunity for students transitioning from eighth grade to high school, please call Lorain County Community College at (440) 366-7689 or contact your guidance counselor at your school.

Early College High School Contact Information

Main Office Address: 1005 Abbe Road North, PS 106
Elyria, OH 44035
Main Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Main Office Phone: 440-366-7689
Fax Number: 440-366-4710

M. Dianne Quinn, Principal
Phone:  440-366-4720
email:  mquinn@lorainccc.edu

Harrilyn Arnold
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 440-366-4723
email: hedmonds@lorainccc.edu

Deana Kapalin
Office Assistant
Phone: 440-366-7689
email: dkapalin@lorainccc.edu

Terri Roule, Computer Resource Specialist
Phone: 440-366-4724
Email:  troule@lorainccc.edu


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
—Mark Twain



Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/register.  

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
Click here to learn more and register.

Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for summer semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours