Early College High School

 

Contact Early College High School

Physical Science Building, Room 106
(440) 366-7689
(440) 366-4710 (fax)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

About Early College High School – 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.

 

 

The Lorain County Early College High School is recruiting now for the 2022-2023 school year

Families living in Lorain County who have an eighth grader attending any middle school in Lorain County must attend a Parent Information Night prior to applying for acceptance in the Early College High School program at LCCC:

  • January 25 at 6 p.m.
    Elyria High School (Dining Hall): 601 Middle Avenue, Elyria OH 44035

  • February 2 or February 7 at 6 p.m.
    Lorain County Community College (College Center Commons): 1005 Abbe Rd N, Elyria, OH 44035
    February 7 includes tour of LCCC and Early College starting at 7:15p.m.
    Space is limited please RSVP below or call 440-366-7689.

 

Register for an ECHS Info Session

 

Who’s eligible?

  • Students entering 9th grade

ORC 3313.6013 requires that we prioritize recruitment for all Early Colleges:

  • Students whose parents did not earn a college degree
  • Students who are underrepresented regarding completing post-secondary education; and
  • Students who are economically disadvantaged, as defined by the Ohio Department of Education

Students must pass the 8th grade, have good attendance and an acceptable discipline record and must pass English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

 

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.
      

Learn More

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.

 

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