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Early College High School

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ABOUT THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

Early College High Schools are small schools, usually located on a community college campus. The four-year program is designed to provide students who desire a non-traditional high school experience with the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an associate's degree, or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor's degree.

Nationwide, there are more than 200 early colleges, but the Golden Triangle Early College High School (ECHS) was the first early college model of its kind in Mississippi. There are now six early colleges in Mississippi.  

The Golden Triangle ECHS is a partnership among East Mississippi Community College, the Mississippi Department of Education, and Mississippi State University. It opened its doors on EMCC's Golden Triangle campus in August 2015.

There are currently 222 students attending GTECHS in grades 9-12. GTECHS held its first graduation ceremony in May 2019.

While traditional extra-curricular activities such as sports, band, and ROTC are not offered in our program, students have the opportunity to participate in club activities based on personal interest. Current club activities include Intramural Sports, Choir, Service, Gaming, Media, Debate, Science Fair, and Gardening. Honor Societies include National Beta Club and National Honor Society.

 

LEARN MORE

Experience a day in the life of a GTECHS student and learn the Wildcat Way. Monday, February 17, 2020 prospective students and families are invited to sit in on GTECHS classes and see the school in action. Please check in at the GTECHS Office at the EMCC Mayhew Campus in the Douglas Building, Room 118. Classes will be open from 9:30AM-1:30PM. Click here for the full flyer. 

 

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If you are will be an incoming ninth grade student for academic year 2020-2021 and are interested in attending GTECHS, please complete the admissions application

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