Early College Program
The Bell Early College Program (ECP) is part of a national instructional model designed to inspire and motivate students who have the potential to be the first in their families to graduate from college. The ECP is an exciting opportunity for students beginning ninth grade to participate in a combined high school and college experience with the goal of earning a high school diploma and associate degree or as much as 60 transferable credits at the same time. Since September 2004, the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) and University of the District of Columbia (UDC) have opened their institutions to our Early College program and, in the process, served 190 Bell students.
A major component of the Early College is the school-
Early College students also benefit from additional academic support. Extra help is provided for students to master the high school curriculum, prepare for post-
Students who accept the Early College High School challenge can enjoy these rewards:
The opportunity to earn a two-
Momentum toward achieving your four-
Cost savings by eliminating two years of a college education.
A relaxed and controlled introduction to college life.
The advantages of a small, supportive learning environment.