The Early Career Academy
- provides a small classroom environment which promotes diversity, inclusion and the pursuit of each student's academic success;
- teaches problem-solving skills, higher-order thinking and creativity in tandem with technical knowledge; and
- offers a structured daily schedule that includes additional study and resource time, and collaboration with the staff and peers, in classroom and laboratory settings.
The Early Career Academy is committed to offering high school students the opportunity to pursue a quality tuition-free, technology-focused education leading to a high school diploma and the potential to earn an associate degree. The curriculum is designed to help our students prepare for active participation in today's world through rigorous, relevant and engaging project-based learning.
Our vision is to serve as a positive contributing force in driving the future of education by accelerating the number of college-bound or career-ready individuals who will contribute to our communities and our economy. ECA students will develop practical skills and knowledge to actively participate in the global competitive workforce.
The Early Career Academy is a career-focused high school program for grades 11 and 12 where students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an associate degree upon graduation.
ITT Tech is one of the nation's leading providers of associate degrees in technology-oriented fields. The Early Career Academy students will have access to some of the facilities and services available to ITT Tech's postsecondary students at the campus where the charter school is located.
The curriculum is designed to teach students practical skills used in a wide variety of business and organizations. The curriculum blends traditional academic content with applied learning concepts, a portion of which is devoted to practical study in a lab environment.
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