Early College Academy

Grades   District 7   0 Students

2701 11th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31904
Phone 706-748-2948, Fax 706-748-2951

School Website: http://sites.muscogee.k12.ga.us/earlycollegeacademy/
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What is Early College?

Early College Academy of Columbus (ECAC) is the only early college high school in the West - Central Georgia area, and one of nine high schools in the Muscogee County School District. We are a very proud partner with Columbus State University. This partnership exposes students to resources, rigor, and the intensity of college - level academics.

Students will be placed on a fast track to complete Georgia high school graduation requirements so that they can begin to take Dual Enrollment classes on the college campus in the 11th grade. Students may also opt to take courses at Columbus Technical College. Students will maintain close contact with personal advisors who will support and guide them toward academic success.

The focus is on academics; however, students may participate in a variety of clubs and activities, such as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Student Government Association (SGA), Academic Decathlon, Robotics team, and more.

At ECAC, everyone works together to make college a reality for all students. The goal is to earn as many college hours as possible while still in high school. All hours earned count towards a four – year bachelor’s degree.

Our Mission is Advancing Knowledge … Changing Lives!

Our Vision is Going from Great to Exceptional!

School Accolades

CCRPI (College &Career Readiness Preparedness Indicator)

2018 CCRPI Score: 89.6% (B)

2017 CCRPI Score: 94% (A)

2016 CCRPI Score: 97% (A)

2015 CCRPI Score: 83.5% (B)

Graduation Rate

2018: 100%

2017: 100%

2016: 100%

2015 : 97%

Climate Rating

2018: 5 Stars *****

2017: 5 Stars *****

2016: 5 Stars *****

2015: 4 Stars ****

Title I Awards

2018 Title I Distinguished School

2018 Title I Reward School

2017 Title I Reward School

2017 Title I High Progress Reward School

2016 Title I High Progress Reward School

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports ( PBIS)

2019 Operational

2018 Operational

2017 Emerging

2016 Emerging

MCSD Awards for GA Milestones Student Growth


2018: Algebra I, 2nd- 61.5%

2018: 9th Literature, 2nd- 60%

2017: 9th Literature,1st - 67%

2017: American Literature, 3rd-54%

2017: Analytic Geometry, 2nd- 57%

2016: 9th Literature, 1st - 87%

2016: American Literature, 1st - 85%

2016: Analytic Geometry, 2nd -74%

2016: Biology, 1st - 93%

2016: U.S. History, 1st - 80%

2016: Economics, 2nd- 79%

2015: 9th Literature, 1st- 83%

2015: American Literature, 1st - 89%

Other Awards

2019- America's Best High Schools as reported by the U.S. News & World Report –Bronze Award

2019- Bryan Cueva (11) Admitted into the Carnegie Mellon University Summer Academy for math and Science (SAMS)

2018- Featured on Georgia All-Stars 4 Learning Series II Card

2018- Early College Academy is eligible to apply for the FY19 National ESEA Distinguished School Award presented by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA). Early College Academy became eligible based upon its/their ranking in the top 5% on the single 2017 CCRPI score.

2018- America's Best High Schools as reported by the U.S. News & World Report –Bronze Award

2018- Beating The Odds Awards School

2018- Governor Honor's Program Nominee - Bryan Cueva (11)

2017- Beating The Odds Awards School

2017- Governor Honor's Program Nominees - Ashleigh Drew (11), and Diana Tereja-Berrios (10)

2016- America's Best High Schools as reported by the U.S. News & World Report –Bronze Award

Partners In Education

Partners in Education with ECAC:

The following entities have applied to become Partners in Education with ECAC:

Greater Shady Grove Baptist Church

Ambassadors of Christ Church

The Muscogee County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or military status in its programs and activities and employment practices; MCSD provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups where applicable.

Coordinators have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies; note that any discrimination related inquiry may be directed to Dr. Angela Vickers-Ward for distribution to the appropriate personnel. Further information about the complaint process is available at the Board Policy section of the District website.

Board Representatives
Cathy Williams [District 7]
Kia Chambers [At Large]

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