The Early College serves students from grades 9-13 in pursuit of a technical certificate or college credential as they earn a high school diploma. Students are eligible for dual enrollment as early as their first year of Early College. There are requirements and expectations of students before dual enrollment, as well as a required dual enrollment application and essay, designed much like a normal college application. Many of the policies, titles, and procedures experienced at the Early College are modeled after the experiences students will have at college, so that as our students progress from the Early College to their own college experience, that transition is as seamless as possible.
The Early College is designed to be a rigorous, academic environment that respects the individuality of all students. It is not just the school for the “brightest,” but for all students who are willing to work hard for what they wish to accomplish. The Early College rewards hard work and effort far more than ability, and that growth mindset is an essential part of the Early College culture.
The Early College provides individualized pathways in education that intensely challenge students to develop college and career readiness through competency-based learning, real world application and experience, and reflective practices.
The Early College is an innovative, individualized, and challenging environment which promotes freedom and opportunities for students to learn from failures, grow as individuals, and positively contribute to modern-society.
It is the Early College's goal to prepare all students for college, careers, and life. Our faculty, staff, and administration hold a set of core beliefs and values that drive this goal forward.
- Student choice
- Real world experience
- Commitment to individual student success
- Understanding the individuality of students
- Learning in the context of the world
- Growth mindsets
- Commitment to community improvement
- Technological fluency
- Freedom to learn from failure
National Decision Day!May 1JPEC District Calendar
3 Maythru May 4
EC Students Final AssessmentsMay 3 - May 4Early College Calendar
7 Maythru May 11
EC Students End of Term Break - NO SCHOOLMay 7 - May 11Early College Calendar
Term 2 Progress Reports SentMay 11JPEC District Calendar
Commencement 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMCommencementMay 121:00 PM to 2:00 PMGeorge E. Potter Center, 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI 49201, USAJPEC District Calendar
Term 3 StartsMay 14JPEC District Calendar
Parent Advisory Board Meeting 10:00 AM to 3:30 PMParent Advisory Board MeetingMay 2210:00 AM to 3:30 PMJPEC District Calendar
2111 Emmons Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Chief of Staff
Start time: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:30 PM
Early Release Wednesdays
Start time: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 3:30 PM