Early College High School Success Story: Terrance Truitt

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Attending Canton Early College High School put Terrance Truitt on a pathway to success. Attending Canton Early College High School put Terrance Truitt on a pathway to success.

While in the fifth grade, Terrance’s father passed away. Without the support of his father, Terrance figured, “Why bother anymore?”

But then in the eight grade, a teacher saw the potential in Terrance and encouraged him to attend Canton’s then new Early College High School. The school offered Terrance the support system he was missing. He was able to attend small classes with lots of personal attention.

Students at Canton Early College High School take classes at Stark State College, alongside traditional college students. When college work got difficult, he went to his high school staff for help. “The teachers did a lot more than they had to,” he said.

Canton Early College High School helped bring Terrance closer to his dream of working in criminal justice more quickly than he could have imagined. He graduated high school with both his diploma and his associate degree as well as plans to attend the University of Cincinnati, where he would be able to graduate at age 20 with a bachelor’s degree.