Join the Early College Program (formally Collegiate High School) and earn your AA Degree while you are still in high school
If you would like to graduate from high school with both a diploma and a university-transfer Associate in Arts (AA) degree, the Collegiate High School may be the program for you! For more information, click on the links to the left or contact Mrs. Ash at 454-1000.
Starting in the 10th grade, participants spend part of the school day at a EFSC-Cocoa campus taking courses that satisfy both high school graduation and AA degree requirements. The other part is spent at the high school completing required high school courses. College credits earned at EFSC transfer to any of Florida’s public universities provided that the receiving university offers the same course with the same course number.
Besides the educational benefits, participants also enjoy a substantial financial benefit! The Associate in Arts Degree is comparable to the freshman and sophomore years of a university program. By receiving an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree at your high school graduation, you will have completed two years of college for free - no tuition, fees, residency and textbook costs.The application process begins the end of month of January of ninth grade. Students be willing to commit to academic rigor and success.
To be considered for admission to the Early College High School, students must have:
1. Selected the 26 credit high school diploma option.
2. Completed the first semester of the ninth grade.
3. Earned a state cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
4. Met minimum test score requirements in Reading and Writing on the PERT/FELPT.
5. Maintained a school record of appropriate conduct and regular attendance.
6. Met all program deadlines.
7. Completed or will complete Algebra I or Algebra 1B by the end of 9th grade.
To maintain eligibility while in the Early College High School, students must:
1. Maintain a state cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
2. Earn a college "term" GPA of at least 2.0
3. Be on track for 26 credit high school diploma.
4. Be qualified to enroll in MAC 1105 by the end of the 11th grade.
5. Be able to complete the AA degree by high school graduation or have received an exemption from this requirement.
Merritt Island High School
Principal: Debbie Lubbers
Assistant Principal: Angela Owens
Contact: Gabby Ash email@example.com
Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa
Call EFSC at 321.632.1111 for Cocoa Campus Testing and Registration Appointment
Nancy Howser - Resource Teacher for Dual Enrollment
firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-633-1000
Lynn Demetriades, EFSC Accelerated Programs Coordinator
email@example.com or 433-7152