Itineris Early College High School is an institution that blends high school and college into a coherent educational program. It is designed so all students can achieve up to two years of college credit at the same time they are earning a high school diploma.
Early College High Schools share similar characteristics that have been shown to improve learning and academic success in students.
These characteristics include:
- Being located on or near a college campus
- Operating within a mature learning environment
- Offering a rigorous curriculum
- Pursuing college credit within an accredited college degree-granting program
Currently, there are 270 Early College High Schools nationwide. The Jobs for the Future Early College High School Initiative, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation, and The W.K. Kellogg Foundation have funded schools in 28 states.
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