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Union hosts Early College High School dinner for families

Originally posted January 12, 2018

In honor of their acceptance into the new Early College High School program, 55 freshmen and their families were feted in a celebratory dinner Thursday night at the Grand Hall at the Union Collegiate Academy.

Early College High School is  a pilot program between Union and Tulsa Community College, offering college-level courses to high school students. Freshmen were notified of their selectiion last month.

"It was a great night at the UCA with 9th grade students and parents of Union’s Early College High School Pilot Program," Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. "Students have the opportunity to earn two degrees while at Union."

Early College High School, an expansion of concurrent enrollment opportunities already available at the Union Collegiate Academy, is among the first of its kind in size and scope in Oklahoma.

Union and TCC leaders believe the pilot will serve as a statewide model for how students can complete high school and college degrees at the same time.

The college courses will be taught by TCC faculty and supported by Union educators and staff. Both education institutions have agreed to share costs associated with the pilot program.