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PROM  A Night Under the Stars

Juniors, and Seniors, It is our pleasure to welcome you to our Prom. This is a time to spend time with friends, and celebrate the end of the school year. Mark your calendars for May 1st, prom will start 6:30pm – 10:00 pm. Hope to see all of your lovely faces. Tickets will be on sale at the front desk and online at ecarvada.booktix.com.

ECA Sponsors Community Clean Up

Hello Early College of Arvada staff and students! I am pleased to be telling you we will be hosting a litter clean up. On April 27th from the hours of 3:45pm to 5:15pm we will be picking up trash around the community. We would love to have you and if you wish to show up meet outside of the front entrance. The person who collects the most trash during that time will win a prize customized to them! Gloves and trash bags will be provided.  See Ms. Bidstrup-Graham for more information.  kgraham@ecarvada.org

ECA has ordered caps, gowns and 1 tassel for each 2021 graduate.  All other items, including announcements, letterman jackets, class rings, etc.,  can be ordered by seniors and their families directly through Balfour.

Timbergriffens Present Classic
1940’s/50’s Radio Plays!!!!

Mark your calendars for April 22-24th when our Timbergriffen Theater Co will be streaming a selection of classic 1940’s/50’s radio plays!
This is an open performance that will be streamed on out Timbergriffen Youtube channel.

Suggested minimum donation is $10 paid through https://ecarvada.booktix.com/

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeg7UkfUBobJ1nGKwLAkiaw)  If you subscribe and click the notifications bell you’ll get notified when we’re live!

Aeddon Mcphearson, Apollo Downie, Kaela Bredine, and Riley Foster are performing alongside guest artist Paul Campbell from the Boulder Upstart Crow Theater Company, and cameos from yours truly and my codirector Sam Dei Rossi.

COVID has hit everyone hard and our theater arts department can use your support.  We ask that you make the minimum donation of $10 to enjoy this fantastic presentation. If you would like to donate more we graciously accept your kind generosity and are happy to provide you with a tax-deductible receipt.  To request a tax-deductible receipt, please contact jramsey@ecarvada.org.  Thank you for supporting our students, our program, our school, and the love of the arts! 

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Success. We Can and We Will!

 Our upcoming trip to Panama has been postponed.
Please contact MS. Fink for more information.    cfink@ecarvada.org

Our trip to Italy, France and Spain has been delayed to July 2022.
Please check our Events page for more details or click HERE

Summer 2022 will be our trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Be sure to check out our Events page for more details or click HERE

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What Is Early College?

“Early college” means a secondary school that provides only a curriculum that is designed in a manner that requires each student to enroll in and complete secondary and postsecondary courses while enrolled in the four years of high school such that, upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student who successfully completes the curriculum will have completed either the requirements of a high school diploma and an associate’s degree or other postsecondary credential or at least sixty credits toward the completion of a postsecondary credential. The curriculum must be designed to be completed within four years.


ECA’s mission is to open pathways to opportunities for students and families. Our school provides rigorous academics and the opportunity to earn substantial college credit for free while honoring each student’s unique journey. Our community is built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect, and a belief that everyone matters.

Expanding possibilities for all

Committed to justice, honesty, and integrity

Fostering respect for human dignity

Always in service to others – students, community, family, nation, and the world

Exemplifying endurance and resiliency, courage and perseverance

Passionate in the pursuit of excellence

Unlocking the power of relationships

Igniting curiosity and nurturing wonder

ECA is an educational powerhouse that affects the communities it serves socially, educationally and financially.


     ECA’s mission is to open pathways to opportunities for students and families. Our school provides rigorous academics and the opportunity to earn substantial college credits for free while honoring each student’s unique journey. We provide a safe, inclusive environment where students have fun learning.  Our ECA community is built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect, and a belief that everyone matters.


We Push The Boundaries

Sneak A Peek into Our School

Early College of Arvada earned the “early college” designation in 2009.  We adopted the “We Can and We Will” motto as it represents our staff enabling our students to be successful members of society and achieve their highest academic goals.  It also reflects our students’ commitment to acknowledging not only that they CAN achieve their goals and dreams but that they WILL achieve those goals and dreams.

Check out our video to see what it’s like to be an ECA Griffin.


“ECA’s guidance led to a brighter future than I had ever imagined.”

Zach Ellison, 2016 Valedictorian

“My daughter started at ECA in sixth grade. She has grown in confidence thanks to the small community of students and exceptional teachers.”

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“At ECA, I found the support system I needed to succeed.”

Jermaiah Sawaqed, 2018 ECA graduate and Daniels Scholar

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