Early College School
Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) is pleased to announce an expanded dual enrollment partnership with Montgomery College (MC) to offer the first Early College (EC) Associate degree program on campus at MC for qualifying MCPS students. The EC program will be offered at MC Rockville campus, and provide the option of earning an Associate of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Mathematics OR an Associate of Science, Mathematics track degree. Participating students will complete their 11th and 12th grade years of high school while simultaneously completing their first two years of college. They will graduate with an Associate's degree from MC as well as a Maryland State High School diploma.
To participate in the program students must have at least the following by the end of Grade 10:
- Earned Tech credit and PE/Health credit;
- Taken mathematics and English state assessments;
- Assessed college ready and prepared to take Calculus in the fall;
- Have an unweighted GPA of 2.75 or higher at the end of their 10th grade year;
- Met or be near completion of required SSL hours;
- Completed interest form and attended information session.
Transportation to and from the college campus will be the responsibility of the student. MCPS will not provide transportation.
All interested students/parents (guardians) should review the information in the PPT, and read and complete all required steps found at https://sites.google.com/a/mcpsmd.net/mc-mcps-early-college/ no later than 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.
Please note that these Early College programs are contingent on final approval of the MCPS Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget. All interested students will be invited to participate if they meet all MC requirements and program qualifications.
Montgomery College Early College Program Recommended Pathways are:
Middle College Programs
The Montgomery College Middle College (MC2) program at Clarksburg, Northwest, and Northwood High Schools is a dual enrollment program that prepare students to earn a High School Diploma and college credits towards an Associate’s degree.
The college credits are earned through a combination of courses including Advanced Placement courses and corresponding test scores, CLEP exams, and/or MC courses. Students are supported through a progressive transition from a traditional high school experience to a college-like experience on the high school campus, and finally to full college coursework and experience on the college campus.
During this transition, students are provided with dedicated college preparation including preparation for the college placement and admission assessments. Students will matriculate through a pathway towards the Associate’s degree beginning in grade 9. The Class of 2018 will consist of the first MC2 graduates. The associate’s degree earn from each program are listed below along with the link to the schools contact or webpage for additional information: