Program Overview

    The Early College Academy (ECA) Program is a dual enrollment program, which means students are enrolled in both high school classes and college courses. Students will attend classes on campus and are still allowed to participate in their high schools’ extra-curricular activities. The program begins with a junior cohort group and continues through to the end of students’ senior year.

    The ultimate goal of ECA is for SLPS students to graduate with a high school diploma as well as an Associate’s Degree - General Transfer from St. Louis Community College-STLCC at Forest Park. While in college students will gain access to all the resources provided through STLCC. Tuition, fees, and books are covered but transportation expense is the responsibility of the students.

    In order to be successful in the program, all students must maintain a C or better GPA in all classes and will receive on-going support from a program advisor. The advisor will help students effectively transition from high school to college expectations preparing them to transfer and graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree or industry recognizable credential from a technical college in their majors of interest. 

    Students must notify their high school counselor if they are interested in participating in the ECA Program by February 4, 2023. Students earning qualifying Accuplacer scores have until April 22, 2023 to complete the application (35 seats available).
    For Program Flyer Click Here: ECA Program Overview
    For Program FAQ Click Here: ECA FAQ
    For the Paper Application: Click Here

    Program Requirements:

     Students must have:
    • A GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • ACCUPLACER Next Generation minimum scores (Reading- 250, Writing- 250, Math: QAS- 264 or AAF-200)
    • An essay (at least one page) written by the student
    • An STLCC Application filled out online as well as an Early College Academy Application packet
    • A signed agreement to abide by the expectations and responsibilities of the SLPS Early College Academy
    • Attended a SLPS school during both 9-10th grades

    Students will be responsible for:

    • Their transportation to and from STLCC
    • Following the academic calendar of the college
    • Following the behavioral expectations of both SLPS and STLCC

    For More Information:    

    Dr. Josh Henning, Associate Superintendent, College & Career Readiness 
    Email: Josh.Henning@slps.org

    Kate O'Keefe, ECA Counselor 
    Email: Katherine.OKeefe@slps.org 


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