Early College Academy
School District established the Early College Academy (ECA) in collaboration
with St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.
allows current Jennings High School students to obtain an associate degree will
fulfilling their Missouri graduation requirements. Applications are available online and at the
enrollment in ECA, students still have access to their full-time Jennings High
school counselor, as well as their college advisor. They will also have access to the
STLCC-Florissant Valley Student Resource Center, library, and computer labs, as
well as student clubs and campus activities.
Students will follow the STLCC academic calendar and are required to be
in attendance to all classes.
School District Early College Academy
College early while still attending High School
are interested in getting an early start on their college classes while still
in high school have a few options.
Jennings Early College Options enables students to earn credit toward
their high school diplomas while taking college classes at St. Louis Community
College (Florissant Valley). Students
can choose one of the following:
Take courses to being their college experience- Students earn both high school and
college credit while attending classes at STLCC campus during their junior
and/or senior year. Students taking part
will attend FLO Valley fulltime. Courses
can be used to complete an associate degree at STLCC after high school
graduation or eligible courses (CORE 42 Program ) can be transferred to any public, Missouri four year
college or university.
Earn an associate degree while in high school-Students earn both high school
credit and college credit while attending classes full-time at St. Louis
Community College (Florissant Valley) during their junior and senior years and
earn an associate degree. Eligible
classes (CORE 42 Program ) are also transferable to any public,
Missouri four-year college or university
· Attend the informational meetings at
6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 20, 2022, or January 19, 2023.
1. Meet with Dr. Debbie Jones Fowler,
JSD Early College & Secondary Programs Administrator, to discuss the
program and whether it aligns with and supports your post-secondary graduation
2. Apply to STLCC online in early
February. For more information on how to
apply to STLCC, please visit https://stlcc.edu/admissions/apply-to-stlcc/.
3. Take STLCC’s Accuplacer to assess college readiness. Students will be able to sign up to take the
Accuplacer at STLCC. For more on testing
please visit https://stlcc.edu/admissions/testing-centers/
4. Download Jennings School District ECA Application.
Fill out the form and collect all necessary signatures. Turn the form into your counselor.
5. Once accepted, complete and sign this agreement form
prior to participation
must be accepted to STLCC and the Jennings Early College Academy to be dually
enrolled and earn credit at both educational institutions. Additionally, feedback will be sent to each
applicant’s teachers and counselor to gather information about the student’s
potential for success in the Early College Options Program. All Applications and feedback forms will be
reviewed by a staff committee.
AND DEADLINES FOR THE 2022 – 2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Student and Family Informational Meetings- October 21, 2022, or January
19, 2023, at 6:00 STLCC, Training Center
Complete STLCC’s application-Early February
Applications due -February 28, 2023, to JSD
Acceptance to program announced-Late March or early April 2022
STLCC Course enrollment with STLCC-April 2023
STLCC ORIENTATION -August 2022
ATTEND CLASSES ON THE JHS CAMPUS? THESE ARE THE ADDITIONAL OPTIONS TO EARN
COLLEGE CREDIT IN HIGH SCHOOL
DUAL credit courses- Courses taken on a high school campus using a
college-level curriculum tied to a specific university. Students take classes and earn college credit
with their high school teacher, who is also an approved instructor for the
college or university. Individual
universities determine if they accept the credit(s).
ABOUT THE CORE 42
Missouri Department of High Education (MDHE) has identified a common set of
general courses called the CORE 42, CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer
to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education
requirements. The Core 42 offers several
courses across five knowledge areas:
Communications (Oral & Written), Humanities and Fine Arts,
Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences.