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.

Mission Statement

Your Place to grow. Your Purpose to discover. Your Future to create.

Vision Statement

Through passion and commitment we inspire excellence – one student at a time.


Five Building Blocks

1. We personalize learning
2. We celebrate the uniqueness of our learners
3. We build honest connections and meaningful relationships
4. We foster confidence through exploring challenges
5. We encourage passion and commitment


Upcoming Events

  • 25 Sep
      Date: Sep 25
      Calendar: JPEC District Calendar
  • 28 Sep
    • Board Meeting 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board Meeting
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Calendar: JPEC District Calendar
  • 7 Oct
    • Count Day
      Date: Oct 7
      Calendar: JPEC District Calendar
  • 22 Oct
    thru Oct 23
      Date: Oct 22 - Oct 23
      Calendar: JPEC District Calendar

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Early college

2111 Emmons Road
Jackson, MI  49201
Phone:  517.768.7093
Fax:  517.795.2735

Contact Info

Shane Malmquist

Jonathon Marowelli 
Vice President & Provost

Jessica Yonnick 
School Counselor

Serafin Llerena
Dean of Students

School Hours

Start time:  9:00 AM
Dismissal:  3:55 PM