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WE ARE GRIFFINS

Success. We Can and We Will!

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.

OUR VALUES

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.

WHY COME TO THE EARLY COLLEGE OF ARVADA?

     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.

WATCH TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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.

Testimonials

“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.”

Michelle, A Proud ECA Parent

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

Jermaiah Sawaqed, 2018 ECA graduate and Daniels Scholar

See How Our Students Are Changing The World

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