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Welcome to ECA

What makes a successful ECA student???

The Early College Academy is a college preparatory school.  In order to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for college, the school’s staff values parent participation.  An ECA parent, my student and I understand that it is our responsibility to do the following:


Attendance, Grades, Student Participation

  • Make sure my student attends school daily and arrives on time.
  • Notify the school of my student’s absences.
  • Monitor my student’s progress weekly through parentVUE in Synergy.
  • Emphasize my student’s positive participation in classroom activities.
  • Ensure that he/she participates in all school-related field trips and academic activities.
  • Ensure, if recommended, my student attends school-sponsored tutoring and/or intervention classes; including Lunchtime Support or/and Literacy and Math Strategies classes.
  • Encourage my student to participate in at least one structured extracurricular activity, as well as in internships and community service.

Parent Participation

  • Ensure the school has current contact information including email address, phone numbers, address, emergency contacts, etc.
  • Stay informed about my student’s education by promptly reading all notices from the school and district.
  • Assist my student in developing a portfolio to assist with him/her with college and scholarship applications.
  • Participate in school-sponsored activities, such as Parent Nights, Open Houses, parent conferences, and Student-Led Conferences.
  • Work with the staff and my student to complete the Next-Step Plan, which maps out my student’s path to college.


Academic Support

  • Supervise nightly study (2-3 hours per credit per week) in order to prepare for success in college.
  • Support my student’s healthy habits such as good nutrition, quality rest, regular exercise, etc.
  • Ensure my student participates in and is prepared for all state and school mandated tests.
  • Understand graduation requirements and ensure he/she meets them, including ECA’s dual credit, second language and Honors/AP requirement.
  • Ensure my student takes his/her core academic classes at ECA without exception.
  • If my student is failing one or more classes they will be required to attend a lunchtime academic support session.
  • Students may be recommended to participate in afterschool Literacy or Math strategies classes depending on need as demonstrated in placement testing, report cards/grades, SAT intervention, and/or academic progress.