Enrollment for Lorain County Early College High School (ECHS) is now open for Elyria eighth-graders and eighth grade students from surrounding districts through open enrollment to Elyria City Schools.
“We appreciate that the Elyria schools are giving students from around the county the opportunity to experience ECHS through open enrollment,” said ECHS Principal Dianne Quinn.
Interested students and their parents are invited to hear from current ECHS students and to learn more about the Early College High School at a series of upcoming information sessions. The sessions are scheduled for:
• Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Westwood Middle School in Elyria
• Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Northwood Middle School in Elyria
• Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Heights Middle School in Elyria
• Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at LCCC’s Spitzer Conference Center
To attend one of the information sessions, RSVP to (440) 366-7689 or online at www.lorainccc.edu/earlycollege.
“The goal of Early College High School is to help students progress through their high school years in a small, supportive environment that challenges them academically by blending the high school and college experience,” said Quinn.
ECHS is located on the campus of Lorain County Community College. At the end of four years, most students earn a high school diploma and an associate degree. “This gives our students the opportunity to experience a vibrant college campus and learn how to function in that atmosphere,” Quinn said.
The program is designed specifically to serve students whose parents do not have a college degree. There is no additional cost to students who join the ECHS program.
To begin the application process, interested students should complete a Letter of Student Interest and return it along with a copy of their seventh grade report card. The Letter of Student Interest can be found at www.lorainccc.edu/earlycollege. The forms will also be available at the information sessions.
Interest forms must be received by March 31, 2017. They can be delivered to the ECHS office on the LCCC campus in the Physical and Social Science building, PS106 or mailed to Early College High School, 1005 N Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. The forms may also be faxed to (440) 366-4710.
For additional questions email Terri Roule at firstname.lastname@example.org.