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Union students participate in Early College High School Boot Camp at TCC

Originally posted June 7, 2018

Some of the Union students in the first cohort of the Early College High School pilot program have been visiting the Tulsa Community College southeast campus this week for campus orientation and practice accuplacer testing related to their coursework as part of summer boot camp.

A second group of students will participate in a boot camp next month. The students, who were accepted into the program last December, recently finished their freshmen year in High School. Last month, Union and TCC named 52 new students who will participate as the second cohort in the program starting this coming school year as they enter their freshmen year.

ECHS is a joint effort between Union and Tulsa Community College that provides eligible students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits concurrently while attending Union High School. Students who complete the program will receive both an associate degree and a high school diploma upon graduation. 

Students had to apply for the program, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college. These students will complete a rigorous college prep curriculum in ninth grade before entering Early College High School. The students will move through the program as a cohort with a specified course sequence and schedule. TCC faculty teach rigorous college-level courses on-site at Union High School. The courses offered include the general education requirements Oklahoma colleges require in the initial two years of post-secondary education.

Early College High School is an expansion of concurrent enrollment opportunities already available at the Union Collegiate Academy.