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!
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.
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.
Class of 2021
- BIO 102: Human Genetics (Professor Ayala)
- POLI 103: American Government & Politics (Professor Alameddine)
- MATH 165: Statistics (Professor Stevenson)
ETHN 101: Ethnic Studies (Professor Fryman)
Class of 2022
- BIO 102: Human Genetics (Professor Truong)
- HIST 108: History of the United States since 1877 (Professor Berkley)
- ENGL 101E: Reading and Composition, Enhanced (Professor Huver and Professor Galvez)
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.