When I was in high school I had never heard of Early College High School. I’m not even certain it was a thing. The main option in our area for education was public school. It seemed that locally the private schools stopped around 6th or 8th grade. You also never heard of anyone homeschooling back in the 90s. I’m sure they did, but it wasn’t widely known. I really think that with the rise of social media and the internet homeschooling has really grown and become more common.
But with my oldest starting 9th grade this year we had several options available to us:
- Public high school
- Private high school
- Early College High School
Lot’s of different options and at the fast pace of the world it’s best to choose sooner than later which route you will be taking for your kids education.
I could seriously breakdown each option and say why it’s great and name why it isn’t for us. But I will not bore you guys with an even longer list, instead I will give you guys the reasons why my kids will be attending Early College High School.
5 Reasons to Choose Early College High School
- Opportunity – This was something that I could have only dreamed of when I was in high school, and it will open so many doors for these kids.
- Scholarship – The school has given all of their high school kids a free two years of college. That will save myself and my kids a ton of money when it comes time to go to University.
- Time – They will have completed two years of college by the time they graduate high school and be ready to start either a career with an Associate degree or be ready to finish their Bachelors with nearly half of it done in transfer credit.
- Challenge – Their high school experience will be full of learning and keeping their brains challenged with new information. I admit that when it came to high school I was bored more often than not and with extra challenges of college classes their minds are sure to be stimulated and pushed to their full potential.
- Options – They will have time to explore different fields of study while earning college credit and earning their high school diploma. No finishing their bachelors when they are nearly 30 because they switched majors a few times.
I know starting college as a Freshman in high school can be intimidating so while I made this choice for my kids years ago when I enrolled them in the local charter school that they attend, I am very confident in this decision especially after speaking to my oldest and getting his input. He has told me that he is ready for the challenge and can’t wait for school to start this year.
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