Early College Academy
Grades District 7 0 Students2701 11th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31904
Phone 706-748-2948, Fax 706-748-2951
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!
CCRPI (College &Career Readiness Preparedness
2018 CCRPI Score: 89.6% (B)
2017 CCRPI Score: 94% (A)
2016 CCRPI Score: 97% (A)
2015 CCRPI Score: 83.5% (B)
2015 : 97%
2018: 5 Stars *****
2017: 5 Stars *****
2016: 5 Stars *****
2015: 4 Stars ****
Title I Awards
2018 Title I Distinguished School
2018 Title I
2017 Title I Reward School
2017 Title I High Progress Reward School
2016 Title I High Progress Reward School
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports ( PBIS)
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%
2019- America's Best High Schools as reported by the U.S.
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.
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.