Early College High School at CHS

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ECHS Class of 2019

  • 53 ECHS Graduates completed a total of 2,072 college credits.
  • College tuition savings of $1,084,989 (based on the college or university they attended).
  • Students received $1,580,535 in scholarships.
  • The class of 2019 had 30 senior ECHS students who participated in the Ivy Tech commencement before their CHS graduation!

ECHS Class of 2017 through 2019

  • 101 ECHS Graduates completed a total of 3,724 college credits.
  • College tuition savings of $1,853,204 (based on the college or university they attended).
  • Students received $2,442,587 in scholarships.
  • The class of 2018 had 6 senior ECHS students who participated in the Ivy Tech commencement before their CHS graduation!

What is a Pathway?

  • A sequence of courses which enables students to earn a 30 hour block of credits that must be accepted as a core credit at any public Indiana college/university.
  • The pathway matches a college program of study.
  • Completing a pathway reduces students' time to completion of a bachelor degree by 2 semesters - or one full year of college! Saves time and money!
  • CHS is one of only 31 endorsed Early College High Schools in the state of Indiana!

Early College High School gives students a head start on the rest of their lives.


What is Early College High School?

  • Students earn college credit while in high school, decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete a college degree.
  • Students and families benefit from reduced or FREE tuition costs.
  • Students receive enhanced support that may include any of the following:
    • Each grade level at CHS has its own cohort of ECHS students
    • Meetings with advisors
    • Guest speakers
    • College information and yearly field trips
    • Study skills and learning styles
    • Serve as Student Ambassadors
    • Complete Service Learning projects

Students attend the National College Fair at the Indianapolis Convention Center - Class of 2019

Three pathways are offered at CHS. Click on each pathway to learn more about the program.

ECHS Credit Stats

  • Students may earn up to 15 - 23 'transferable' college credit hours
  • 24+ 'transferable' college credit hours
    • Receive a seal on your diploma
  • 30+ college credit hours as a 'block'
    • Equals completion of a pathway
    • Equals one year of college credits!


The photo to the left shows students attending the National College Fair - Class of 2017


The photo below shows students playing a trivia game at IUPUI - Class of 2019

GET the FACTS about ECHS at CHS

  • CHS is one of only 31 endorsed ECHS schools in Indiana.
  • ECHS courses are partnered with Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University.
  • Any CHS student may enroll in an Ivy Tech course for FREE during their senior year: on-line or on-campus.
  • Students enroll in dual credit courses, which allows them to complete BOTH high school AND college credits simultaneously.
  • CHS became endorsed in 2013 - and was the 7th endorsed school in the state.
  • Currently, there are 317 students enrolled in ECHS, with 20 teachers of college dual credit courses.

May Ivy Tech Commencement – Class of 2019

IUPUI Field Trip – Class of 2019

National College Fair trip to Indy – Class of 2021

Students Present Business Plan