March 21, 2016
While we celebrate our schools every day, for one week of each year, early college high schools across the country, as well as their partners, join together in celebrating and promoting the power of early college.

Celebrating Early College High Schools #ECWeek16

While we celebrate our schools every day, for one week of each year, early college high schools across the country, as well as their partners, join together in celebrating and promoting the power of early college.

Throughout this week, Early College High School Week 2016, we’ll be sharing stories here, on Facebook, LinkedIn and on Twitter.

The Benefit of Early College High School

Early college high schools work for students and their families:

  • Students earn college credit at no cost to them or their family.
  • The early college high school approach creates a seamless transition between high school and college.
  • Staff at early colleges guide and support students throughout their blended high school, industry credential and college experiences.

See the Data

  • We’re closing the education gap in Ohio with 95% of early college high school students continuing on in higher education.
  • Outside research from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) on Ohio KnowledgeWorks early college high schools shows that students at KnowledgeWorks schools significantly outperformed a group similar students at a non-KnowledgeWorks schools on the OGT (by between 2 and 7 points, on average).
  • The odds of students at KnowledgeWorks schools graduating from high school were about 1.6 times greater than the those for matched comparisons.

View the complete infographic to see more of our outcomes.

Do you have your own success story to share? Post it on Twitter using #ECWeek16 or on Facebook and tag KnowledgeWorks. We can’t wait to read the great things happening in early college high schools across the country.

Kate Westrich

Written by: Kate Westrich

Kate Westrich is the Digital Marketing Manager for KnowledgeWorks, tweeting for @WorldofLearning, as well as working across websites and social media for KnowledgeWorks and StriveTogether.

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