Last year, Owensboro Public Schools partnered with the Owensboro Community and Technical College to form a program called the Early College Academy. OPS is pleased to announce that five Owensboro High School students have qualified to enter year two of the program and nine students will enter the program in Fall 2015. The program allows high school students to graduate both with their high school diploma and their associate degree.
“It’s opportunities like this one that allows OPS students to be ahead of the game in our ever-changing world. We are so thankful to OCTC for this incredible partnership,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.
Students take both high school classes at OHS and college classes at OCTC. The classes are free to students, paid for by the Owensboro Public School district.
“It’s a new approach to learning. I’ll be able to apply what I learn through ECA to my future goals,” said Carter Stovall, OHS Student
“I’ve worked hard and I’m determined to succeed. I’m so happy to be one of the few people chosen to participate in this program,” said Aliyah Burden, OHS Student.
“I’ve decided to continue with the Early College Academy because it is very rewarding and will benefit me in the future,” said Gabrielle Epperson, OHS Student.
Congratulations to our Early College Academy students:
First Year Students
Second Year Students