Release Date: 6/20/2017
Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

First class of Early College Program @ Woodlawn High School to participate in weeklong prep program

Students will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with diplomas and associate degrees

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What: The inaugural class of the Early College Program @ Woodlawn High School (approximately 90 students) will spend a week at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, to begin preparing for the new magnet program. The Early College Program @Woodlawn High School is the first of its kind in Baltimore County. Offered in partnership with CCBC, the new BCPS program provides students the opportunity to graduate from high school with both a diploma and an associate degree. During the prep week, students will engage in classes, campus tours, testing, and team-building activities, and will be inducted into the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) college-readiness program. During the opening ceremony, one of the speakers will be Brandon Myers. He teaches at both Woodlawn High and CCBC and is the graduate of an early college program.

When: Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opening ceremony: Monday, June 26, from 8:40 – 10:20 a.m. in the CCBC Catonsville Center for Arts Theater

Where: Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville
800 S. Rolling Road, 21228

Background: The Early College Program is a new BCPS magnet program beginning with Grade 9 in the 2017-2018 school year. Through a partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County, students are provided with the opportunity to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree or up to 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Students can earn a Certificate in General Studies by completing 30 credits within the program. Students will earn credits through coursework completed at the high school campus and/or at the community college campus. There is no cost to attend the Early College Program. Transportation, tuition, books, and fees are included.

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