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212 Degrees: One Extra Degree Makes All the Difference

 Early College

  What is the Early College Program?
   Early College is an academic, dual enrollment, acceleration program developed to propel highly motivated students into an Associate’s degree program while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. Through a partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville, candidates are able to also transfer these credits toward a Bachelor’s degree with no out of pocket expense to you and your family.

   Early College is a rigorous and challenging program for students who are academically at, or above, grade level. With access to demanding college courses, this program seeks individuals who are intrinsically motivated to achieve their personal goals through the goals of the program. With the demands of the curriculum it is imperative that parents, faculty, and students commit themselves to supporting the personal development and academic growth of each scholar.

    As a participant in the program students have access to the high-level labs, equipment, classrooms and facilities at the college. As a result, Early College students benefit from an engaging accelerated academic program, with the convenience and familiarity of a school close to home


Acceptance into the Early College Program

Admission into Early College is by application only and open to all students who meet the following criteria: 

  • Complete application signed by both parent and student indicating agreement to all expectations and continuation policies (special assignment form is required if you are not in Ribault’s attendance zone). 
  • 3.0 GPA or better in core academic areas 
  • Successful completion of Algebra 1 in middle school 
  • Passing 8th grade FSA scores in Reading and Algebra 1 EOC 
  • Most recent Report Card or Academic Transcript 
  • Student-written paragraph describing primary goal while attending Early College High School and how you plan to accomplish it.


Course Progression

9th Grade

English I Honors

Geometry or Algebra II

Biology Honors or Chemistry Honors

World History Honors or AP World

US Government Honors/ SLS 1101


World Language 



10th Grade 

English II Honors

Algebra II Honors or Pre-Calculus

Chemistry Honors or Physics

AMH 2010/ AMH 2020

World Language or Elective


Degree Options Coming Soon! (AA/AS Degrees)



Program Continuation 

Once accepted and enrolled in Early College, a student must meet the following criteria to maintain his/her status in the program:

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for continuation for 9th -12th grade
  • A “C” or better in each course earning college credit
  • A passing score for admissions into FSCJ on the PERT, ACT or SAT.

For questions, please contact Guidance.