About the Early College Program (ECP)

  • What is ECP? 

    The no-cost Early College Program (ECP) blends high school and college in a rigorous, supportive way, enabling a student to graduate from GHS with 34 transferable college credits.  That's a full year's worth of college, which means saving a year's worth of tuition, fees, books and housing at a university! All classes take place at GHS!

    Benefits of ECP

    ECP students graduate from Gladstone High School with 34 transferable college semester units from Citrus College. Other benefits include:

    • Access to high-demand college courses
    • Access to college instructors
    • No tuition!
    • Books paid for by AUSD
    • Eligibility to enroll at a four-year college as a sophomore.

    Contact the Guidance Office to enroll in this amazing opportunity!


Program Details

  • Here are some other things to know about ECP:

    • This program is only for students who are serious about attending college.  Students currently in the program have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
    • You must commit to taking Summer School classes for two summers.
    • You will be placed in a block schedule during junior and senior years. Periods 1-2 are for college courses; periods 3-7 are for GHS courses.
    • Some prerequisites courses must be passed before enrollment in transferable-credit courses.
    • You must maintain a C- or higher to stay in the Early College Program.

ECP Tutoring

  • Tutoring Schedule:
    Statistics - M/W 8:00- 9:45 a.m. Room B-19
    Economics - M/W 3:00-4:30 p.m. Library

    Tutoring provided courtesy of Think Together.

ECP students standing in front of school building

Current Courses

  • Class of 2020

    Fall 2019

    • POLI 103: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (Professor Alameddine)
    • SPCH 101: PUBLIC ADDRESS (Professors Fritz and Esiberio)

    Spring 2020

    • MATH 165: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (Professors Stevenson and TBD)

    Class of 2021

    Fall 2019

    • ENGL 101: READING AND COMPOSITION (Professors Galvez and Huver)

    Spring 2020

    • ECON 101: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (Professor TBD) 
    • HIST 108: HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877 (Professor TBD)

ECP True or False

  • This program is only for students who are going to community college.

  • The Citrus classes are remedial in nature.

  • AP courses are a guaranteed way of earning college credits.

  • You must pass 10 AP Exams with a score of 3 or higher to be equivalent to 10 courses in the Early College Program.

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