The Academy Early College Pathway

Last Updated: 5/21/2020 4:54 PM

The Academy at EC3 2020-2021

What is the Academy? The Academy is a program that allows high school juniors to take on a mixed approach to college, some high school teachers, some college professors. Students will have access to enough credits to earn an Associate’s degree.

Students are allowed to take Dual Credit college courses for 1/3 per credit hour tuition costs. Current rates at ECTC are $174 per credit hour which works out to be $58 per credit. Average classes are 3 hours. Physical textbooks are all covered; however there are some digital textbooks and those are the responsibility of the student. Those are added to the bill. 

Juniors-students are selected from across the district meeting high standards of academic success and College Readiness Benchmarks on ACT. ACT benchmarks must be met in three areas, English 18, Math 22 and Reading 20. 

Academy Application 2020-2021 *Deadline has passed*

Early College Dean's List/President's List *Fall 2019

Students will have already completed required classes:

  • Eng I & Eng II
  • Alg I, Geom and Alg II
  • Biology and Integrated Science
  • World Civ and Civics/Phy Geography or Political Science and/or AP Government
  • PE and Health

Recommended to have completed but not required before entering:

  • Two years Foreign Language (academic studies diploma requirement)

 

We enroll the students in all the courses, however, the students get to pick their science course based on the degree path they are planning to take. 

Fall and Spring classes

  • ENG 101-count as junior English
  • HIS 109-count as US History
  • MAT 150
  • PSY 110, SOC 101 
  • CIT 105 or an elective class
  • CHE 170/175 or BIO 112/113 or BIO 135(Anatomy)
  • MUS 100 or ART 100-count as arts and hum
  • COM 181-public speaking

 

Some students may choose to add an additional Math class during their junior year, however they must still take a math class their senior year. English must be taken their Senior year as well. 

Seniors will have to take ENG 102 for senior English credit to count per state of KY rule on taking English/Language Arts each year plus take a Math course, MAT 155, STA 220 or higher.

*FYE 105-Summer course, all students will take this class during the summer. This class will be online and last 12 weeks. This class however is only discounted by 1/3 so students must pay 2/3 of the cost. This class is about $400. We are still exploring ways to reduce this cost, but we were unsuccessful last year. This class is mandatory to be in the program.

This model will allow students to take classes on a MW and TR schedule with Fridays being open for studying and group work. The classes will be taught at EC3 and will last until 11:45 each day, student can choose to go back to their home school on the afternoon bus at 12:40 to take additional elective classes or stay and take pathway classes at EC3. Some students will choose to stay at EC3 and use the time as a study hall.

Students will follow the HCS calendar during their junior year at EC3, but during their senior year they will follow the ECTC academic calendar.

Currently every high school student is eligible for two free classes during junior or senior year, this will lower your bill. 

 

ACT DATES-Student do not have to have qualifying scores to turn in application, just a planned test date.

Sept 14th-This weekend, too late to sign up (Scores available on Sept 24)

Oct 26th, must sign up by Sept 20th (Scores available on Nov 5)

Dec 14th, must sign up by Nov 8th 

 

COST

15 college hours

ECTC rate $174 x 15 = $2610.00

Academy rate $58 x 15 = $870

There could be some fees for online classes, typically $68.75 per class.

Currently the district is covering the cost for families that continue to meet Federal Free/Reduced Lunch status. Families must fill out an lunch application each year to remain eligible. 

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester to stay in the program. If students fail to do this, they may be sent back to their high school for regular classes. Failing in this program will jeopardize graduation just like failing high school courses. 

 

Schedule Examples: 

Student that comes to EC3 then chooses to go back to home high school

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Student that comes to EC3 then stays in a Pathway at EC3

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Student that comes to EC3 then stays at EC3 for study hall

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Band student or ROTC or Choir can all be done!

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