Early College Academy (ECA)
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 and fulfill 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 and their college advisor. They will also have access to the
STLCC-Florissant Valley Student Resource Center, library, computer labs, student clubs, and campus activities.
Students will follow the STLCC academic calendar and are required to be
in attendance at all classes.
School District Early College Academy
- Students who
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:
- Students earn both high school and college credits while attending classes at the STLCC campus during their junior and/or senior years. 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.
- 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.
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 the Jennings School District ECA Application.
Fill out the form and collect all necessary signatures. Turn the form into Dr. Jones Fowler (email@example.com or leave the form to the secretaries in the main office.
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. A staff committee will review all Applications and feedback forms.
AND DEADLINES FOR THE 2024 – 2025 SCHOOL YEAR
Student Informational Meetings- January
18, 2024, Parent Meeting, March 7, 2024
Complete STLCC’s application by March 29, 2024
Applications due - March 29, 2024 (Jennings School District's ECA Application)
Acceptance to the program announced- April 2024
STLCC Course enrollment with STLCC-April 2024
STLCC ORIENTATION - July -August 2024
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 Higher 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.