Early College High School

Early College High School is an intensive accelerated program that collapses earning a high school diploma and one of the following in four high school years:

  • An associate degree approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE).
  • Up to two years of academic credit toward a bachelor’s degree.
  • The Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC) (30 hours of general education coursework).
Early College High School vs. Dual Credit: What's the difference?
  • Early College High School map with endorsed programs.
  • Early College High School begins in ninth grade, enabling you to complete up to two years of Dual Credit coursework towards a specific college degree.
  • Early College schools generally absorb most course costs while families may be responsible for Dual Credit costs beyond the Indiana minimum offering of two courses.
  • Both programs are open to all students, but Early College is tailored for first-generation college students, minorities, and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
  • Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL): Early College v. Dual Credit