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Early College High School Option

Concurrent Enrollment: Early College High School Option

Early College High School

  • Learn about the benefits, challenges and costs of attending an Early College high school.

  • Listen to what students and parents think about this option, where available.


College courses offered as part of a structured curriculum

College courses at Early College high schools are part of the high school's course schedule.

Save money and time on college

Not only do you graduate with your high school diploma, but you will also earn an associate's degree, other postsecondary credential, or at least 60 college credits by the time you finish at an Early College high school. Learn more about the costs of college here: How Much Does College Cost?

Not widely available

There may not be an Early College high school in your area. View a list of Early College high schools.

Courses are already set

Early College high schools already have a pre-set course curriculum.

You may have to pay for tuition, books, supplies or fees

Some schools cover these costs and some schools do not. Check with your school to find out who is responsible.

You may have to pay the cost to get to your class if it is taught on a college campus

Your school district is not required to cover your transportation costs if you take a class at a college campus. Paying for gas in your car or paying for a bus pass is your responsibility.


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Want more details?

Contact an Early College about the specifics of attending their high school, where available.