Who can attend the Early College of Arvada?
Any Colorado student in grades 6-12, regardless of where they live.
What is the difference between a charter school like ECA and a traditional neighborhood school?
Charter schools and neighborhood schools are both public schools and free for students to attend.
But there are differences in how flexible they can be to serve and support students. Charter schools are independently governed by a school-based board of directors rather than a large school district. This allows charter schools more freedom to be innovative in meeting the needs of students.
Do students have to take a test to get into ECA?
No. Even though ECA’s classes are rigorous enough to allow students to earn substantial college credits by the time they graduate, there are no testing or other requirements for admission. We pride ourselves on meeting each student where they are and supporting them to reach their highest potential.
Does ECA serve students with special education, gifted education or English language learning needs?
Yes, ECA is open to all students. If your student has additional learning needs, we will create a plan to meet them.
How can I learn more about ECA?
We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our programs and our school. If you would like to talk to an ECA teacher or staff member, or schedule a school visit, please contact 720-473-4400.
Does ECA provide transportation for students?
ECA does not provide transportation for students to and from school. However, we are conveniently located right next to the Gold Strike Station for RTD’s G-Line light rail. Information about bus routes from your area is available from the school when you enroll.
How do I enroll my student in ECA?
The first step is to fill out an application. You can find our online application here, or you can fill out an application in person at ECA. If space is available when we receive the application, we will offer you a place. Once you accept the offer of enrollment, you will need to fill out additional paperwork to secure your student’s spot.
If there are more applications than there are spaces in the school, applications will be accepted using a lottery system. To guarantee your spot, apply now!