Celebrating Early College High Schools #ECWeek16

While we celebrate our schools every day, for one week of each year, Early College High Schools across the country, as well as their partners, join together in celebrating and promoting the power of Early College.

by Kate Westrich on March 21, 2016

While we celebrate our schools every day, for one week of each year, Early College High Schools across the country, as well as their partners, join together in celebrating and promoting the power of Early College.

Throughout this week, Early College High School Week 2016, we’ll be sharing stories here, on Facebook, LinkedIn and on Twitter.

The Benefit of Early College High School

Early College High Schools work for students and their families:

  • Students earn college credit at no cost to them or their family.
  • The early college high school approach creates a seamless transition between high school and college.
  • Staff at early colleges guide and support students throughout their blended high school, industry credential and college experiences.

See the Data

Our recently issued infographic walks through some of the outcomes we’ve gathered in our more than ten years of working with Early College High Schools. Some samples of the outcomes we’re seeing?

  • We’re closing the education gap in Ohio with 95% of Early College High School students continuing on in higher education.
  • Outside research from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) on Ohio EDWorks Early College High Schools shows that students at EDWorks schools significantly outperformed a group similar students at a non-EDWorks schools on the OGT (by between 2 and 7 points, on average).
  • The odds of students at EDWorks schools graduating from high school were about 1.6 times greater than the those for matched comparisons.

View the complete infographic to see more of our outcomes.

Do you have your own success story to share? Post it on Twitter using #ECWeek16 or on Facebook and tag EDWorks Partners. We can’t wait to read the great things happening in Early College High Schools across the country.

Kate Westrich About Kate Westrich
Kate Westrich manages the EDWorks website and blog, along with our presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and Google Plus.

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