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Early College Academy Information for 2019-20 school year

posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:18 PM by Brenda Miller   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 12:52 PM by Janet Caudle ]


April 8, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian of Rising Sophomore; member of the Class of 2021!

I wish to share with you an opportunity for motivated and academically prepared Chesterfield County Public School students to earn an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies from John Tyler Community College by the time they graduate from high school as their intent may not to immediately continue their formal education. CCPS also supports, through JTCC, a General Education Certificate which provides the opportunity for students to earn up to 32 transferable college credit hours. The Early College Academy pathway includes Advanced Placement (AP) coursework as well as Dual Enrollment (DE) coursework. Due to the rigorous nature of this academic pathway, there are program requirements your student should be aware of before enrolling.

  •  AP courses - Must earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the College Board AP exam
  •  DE courses - Must earn a final grade of C or better to earn transferable credit to remain in the Early College Academy and strict attendance policies do apply.

For the 2019-2020 school year, JTCC will charge $8.50/credit hour for dual enrollment courses. The cost could increase at some point in the future, depending on John Tyler Community College policy.

If your student wishes to learn more and inquire about their eligibility for the ECA pathway, please review the ECA Slide Deck (also located on the CHS website) and encourage your student to complete the following form by 4/12/19:
Intent to Participate Form                https://forms.gle/BwTKLaXvbpHMSy8j9

Please take a moment to review ALL Early College Academy information by clicking HERE.  This link includes a list of courses being offered and how many credits they are on page two (2).

More information will be provided by your student’s school counselor once CCPS has notified Cosby High School that your student has met the initial eligibility requirements.

Question?   See Ms. Fial.



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