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College Acceleration

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A collage of three images. In the left image a young man works on his laptop. In the center image a female highschool student poses for a picture while holding a textbook. In the right image a group of student study togther at a coffee shop. College acceleration allows students to achieve their educational goals with programs such as Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit (DC) and Early College High Schools (ECHS). AP and Dual Credit coursework  gives students the opportunity to explore college-level curriculum, and possibly earn credit. These types of courses are taken simultaneously with regular high school level classes, and are open to all students. While many schools and districts offer these programs, Early College High Schools utilize accelerated learning approaches, but undergo a rigorous designation process with the NMPED.

ECHS use a transformative support model of bringing college into high school by simultaneously offering students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and a college-level credential and/or degree. These schools are especially designed to support low-income youth, first-generation college-goers, English Language Learners, ethnically diverse students, and other young people typically underrepresented in higher education. Please visit the links below, or contact the CCRB staff to learn more about these educational initiatives.

Advanced Placement

Dual Credit

Early College High Schools

Page last updated February 5, 2021