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Early College Program At Essex County College

The Early College Program

Montclair High School is proud to announce that we will again be participating in Essex County College’s Early College Program (ECP).  This program is a dual enrollment program that gives seniors the opportunity to expand their high school course options while earning both high school and college credit.  Credits earned can be used towards an associate degree, certification, and/or a four-year degree program.  Essex County College has developed a collaborative and collegial partnership with local school districts in order to make the transition to higher education more accessible, attractive, and affordable.

Seniors enrolled in this program are eligible to participate in all senior activities but will not attend Montclair High School during regular school hours as they will be considered full-time Essex County College students.  Participating seniors will be responsible for providing their own transportation.  The program will begin on Monday, January 9th and all senior grades will be frozen at that time.  Upon completion of this program (end of May) participating seniors will continue on to the MHS Career Internship Program (CIP).  All ECP participants must enroll in the Career Internship Program.  

All students will be required to take the Accuplacer assessment at Essex County College or produce PARCC or SAT scores that meet ECC’s college level course placement minimum.  Students must also:

-          Enroll in 12-15 credits at ECC

-          Follow the ECC calendar in regards to Spring Break, snow days, etc.

Montclair High School has a limited number of seats available for this program.  Only students in good graduation standing will be considered.  

Applications are available in the Team Offices.  Interested seniors should return a completed application to their Guidance Counselor no later than Friday, November 18th. Students selected to participate in this program will be notified by Wednesday, November 30th.  Please contact your Guidance Counselor with any questions about this program.  

Updated: 3/8/2017