Early College ProgramFast Track to Your Future!The Early College Program at Sandalwood High School sets students up for long-term success. Early College Students at Sandalwood attend all of their courses on the Sandalwood High School campus during 9th and 10th grade. During their 11th and 12th grade years, college level courses are completed on the FSCJ South Campus (Associate of Arts only) or the FSCJ Downtown Campus (Associate of Science only). Early College students in the Associate of Arts program track can customize their experience by enrolling in up to 24 credits of elective courses of their choice, which gives them the opportunity to explore their career interests and/or complete prerequisites for their intended upper-level college course of study. Students enrolled in the Associate of Science program track will take courses geared towards a career in Cybersecurity and Information Technology, while also gaining hands-on experience through mentorships and a paid internship experience with either JEA or Deutsche Bank, our community partners.
What are the requirements for Program Continuation?
- Students must successfully complete the SLS 1103 course during the Spring of grade 9.
- Students must earn at least 9 credit hours by the end of grade 10.
- Students must earn an acceptable score for admission into Florida State College at Jacksonville on college readiness testing (PERT, ACT, or SAT) prior to the end of the freshman year (Reading and Writing) and prior to the end of sophomore year (Math), or prior to the student exceeding 12 credit hours of dual enrollment, whichever comes first. When taking PERT for the first time, students must be tested in all three subject areas.
- Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 (“C”) FSCJ cumulative grade point average and a minimum 3.0 (“B”) unweighted cumulative high school grade point average.