Early College Experience Online
Early College Experience strives to provide access to higher education to a diverse student population. In addition to courses taught on site through our High School Based program, ECE offers these courses online:
|Film Arts||American Government|
|Art Appreciation||College Algebra|
|College Algebra||Computer Information Systems|
|Computer Information Systems||English Comp II|
|English Comp I||US History since 1877|
|US History to 1877||Public Speaking|
|Personal Health and Safety||Personal Health and Safety|
Classes are offered during a class period in a computer lab at the high school. A lab/classroom facilitator monitors student progress and discusses possible improvement strategies for students who are not on track to be successful in the course. NWACC provides training for facilitators.
Students taking courses online through Early College Experience are required to participate in an orientation and receive instructions on the use of Blackboard, including information on online interaction, note-taking, and time management strategies. Early College Experience collects student performance reports from faculty and shares information with school counselors for the purpose of early interventions for students not on track to be successful
Students take proctored exams for the online courses. If the high school is unable to provide proctors, they need to contact the Early College Experience office to schedule someone to proctor exams for their online students.
Students pay reduced tuition based on the school district where they live. There is a $22 distance learning fee per course, and a $50 fee for online Biology or Environmental Sciences. Students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks or course materials.
Registration and Enrollment dates
Fall: April 1 – July 1
Spring: November 1 – December 20
ECE will enroll students as completed applications, transcripts and test scores are received.
Eligible students must meet the following criteria to take ECE Online courses:
- Be enrolled in grades 10-12
- Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system
- Have the following minimum test scores for English, Reading, and Math
|ACCUPLACER||83||78||86 Elementary Algebra and 42 College Math|
|ASPIRE||428||428||434 plus a C or better in Algebra II|