Posted Date: 01/25/2021
Union eighth graders are being asked to apply for an early college high school program, now called EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early,) a pilot program that allows students to earn two years of college credit from Tulsa Community College – for free - while still in high school.
Lisa Witcher, senior executive director of Instructional Services and principal of Union’s program, and counselor Tiffany Wardlow visited with eighth grade classes today to talk about the program, watch a video and ask questions. They talked about the benefits of starting in classes and earning 60 college credits at the same time they obtain their high school degree.
Apply online here: http://bit.ly/3oxXyk4
The TCC pilot program started in 2018 in partnership with Union Public Schools. It is now being expanded at other area school districts based on the Union model.
This May, 27 original participants in Union’s program will be the first to graduate. They will be followed in 2022 by another 34 Union students and in 2023, 48 more from Union.
Parents can learn more about EDGE, formerly called Early College High School, in a series of Zoom meetings:
• January 26, 10:30am-11:30am
• January 28, 3:00pm -4:00pm
• January 28, 6pm - 7pm
To Join Zoom Meeting, visit:
Meeting ID: 530 237 0862
Eighth graders also watched videos of other Union students who have been in the program to hear their perspective. Parents can watch here: https://youtu.be/vWCVslcojtg in English or https://youtu.be/D-UncHCagGA in Spanish.
You can also visit https://www.unionps.org/echs