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Ms. de Leon

Program Coordinator

Benefits of ECP

 

Early College Program (ECP) students graduate from Gladstone High School with 34 transferable college semester units from Citrus College. Other benefits include:

  • Access to high-demand college courses
  • Access to college instructors
  • No tuition!
  • Books paid for by AUSD
  • Eligibility to enroll at a four-year college as a sophomore.
Current Courses

Class of 2020

Fall 2019

  • POLI 103: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (Professor Alameddine)
  • SPCH 101: PUBLIC ADDRESS (Professors Fritz and Esiberio)

Spring 2020

  • MATH 165: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (Professors Stevenson and TBD)

Class of 2021

Fall 2019

  • ENGL 101: READING AND COMPOSITION (Professors Galvez and Huver)

Spring 2020

  • ECON 101: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (Professor TBD) 
  • HIST 108: HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877 (Professor TBD)

*Due to FERPA, only ECP students may contact their professors. 


 

Early College Program

ECP Cohort 2020!
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WHAT IS ECP? 

The no-cost Early College Program (ECP) blends high school and college in a rigorous, supportive way, enabling a student to graduate from GHS with 34 transferable college credits.  That's a full year's worth of college, which means saving a year's worth of tuition, fees, books and housing at a university!

All classes take place at GHS!

 

Here are some other things to know about ECP:

  • This program is only for students who are serious about attending college.  Students currently in the program have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • You must commit to taking Summer School classes for two summers.
  • You will be placed in a block schedule during junior and senior years. Periods 1-2 are for college courses; periods 3-7 are for GHS courses.
  • Some prerequisites courses must be passed before enrollment in transferable-credit courses.
  • You must maintain a C- or higher to stay in the Early College Program.

Contact the Guidance Office to enroll in this amazing opportunity!

ECP 2018 Cohort
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Early College
ECP Tutoring

Tutoring Schedule:

Statistics - M/W 8:00- 9:45 a.m. Room B-19

Economics - M/W 3:00-4:30 p.m. Library

 

Courtesy of Think Together

True or False?

This program is only for students who are going to community college:  FALSE

  • After graduating from GHS, you can attend Citrus College for just one year and then transfer as a junior to a 4-year college.
  • Or you can go straight to a four-year college with a year of general education courses completed! 

The Citrus classes are remedial in nature:  FALSE

  • All courses are transferable college-level courses that meet university standards for general education. These courses/grades are included on your permanent college transcript.
  • You must pass an entrance exam to enroll in the prerequisite courses.
  • Students who receive a D grade cannot continue in the ECP.

AP courses are a guaranteed way of earning college credits:  FALSE

  • There are no guarantees with AP, IB or ECP.
  • Each school is unique; a score of 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam does not automatically mean you will receive credit. 

You must pass 10 AP Exams with a score of 3 or higher to be equivalent to 10 courses in the Early College Program:  TRUE

  • Not all students will qualify or be successful in an AP course or in ECP.
Sample Courses

The courses listed have typically been offered through ECP; however, course offerings may change due a variety of reasons, including professor availability.

  • COUN 160: STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
  • MUS 113: HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL
  • SPCH 101: PUBLIC ADDRESS
  • ENGL 101: READING AND COMPOSITION
  • MATH 165: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS
  • HIST 108: HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
  • POLI 103: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
  • ECON 101: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
  • BIOL 102: HUMAN GENETICS
  • HUM 102: HUMANITIES FROM THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE 19TH CENTURY