More and more Utah teens are graduating high school with up to 2 years
college credit under their belt.
Stephen Jolley, Principal at Itneris Early College High School, shares more
about the charter school.
Itineris Early College High School is a new kind of institution that
blends high school and college into a coherent educational program. It is
designed so that all students can achieve up to two years of college credit at
the same time as they are earning a high school diploma.
Itineris Early College High Schools share similar characteristics that
have shown to improve learning and academic success in students.
These characteristics include:
· Being located on or near college campus
· Operating within a mature learning environment
· Offering a rigorous curriculum
· Pursuing college credit within an accredited college degree-granting
Since 2002, the partner organizations of the Early College High School
Initiative have started or redesigned more than 200 schools in 24 states and
the District of Columbia. The schools are designed so that low-income youth,
first-generation college goers, English language learners, students of color,
and other young people underrepresented in higher education can
simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or up
to two years of credit toward a Bachelor’s degree—tuition free.
Check out www.iechs.org to find out
more about the school.