Early College High School
EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early)
UPcoming Information Sessions
Next Information Session: Monday, 1/25/2021 at 2-3 p.m.
Or watch the livestream at tulsaschools.org/watchlive
Future information sessions:
- Wednesday, 2/3/2021 at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, 2/8/2021 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 2/9/2021 at 12 - 1 p.m.
Students who are in 8th grade in 2020-2021 are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Click here to fill out our interest form to get more information about the program.
The Early College High School/EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early) program is for you!
Early College High School program is meant to provide high school students with the support they need to succeed in college with extra tutoring, monthly events with your classmates, study sessions, access to college facilities, and more.
Students who are the first in their families to attend college are highly encouraged to apply! This program is designed to help you succeed, and it’s free to students and families.
If you are in 8th grade in the 2020-2021 school year, you could graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree free of charge.
How to Apply
icon Apply by February 12, 2021
Here’s what you have to do:
icon Join a virtual information session in January or February
Beginning in January, we will host virtual information sessions to answer all your questions.
Sessions will be streamed at https://tpstv.viebit.com/.
Students and parents who want to be admitted to the program are strongly encouraged to attend an information session.
icon Read the information below and reach out if you have any questions
|You can either email the principals of the school you want to attend (Dr. Elfreda Austin at McLain or Dr. Rebecca Grooms at Memorial) or email Ryan Noshay at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|January 5 - February 12, 2021||
See details in the How to Apply section above.
A selection committee will review each application. The committee will review students’ essays, recommendations, and academic requirements in a fair, double-blind process.The committee will consist of five representatives from Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa Community College.
|August 2021||Selected students will attend a two-day event to prepare for being Early College High School students.|
Early College High School Student Experience
Students do not take college courses in 9th grade; however, they participate in cohort events and learn skills necessary for college such as time management, study skills, etc.
In sophomore year, students take a total of four college-level courses (two in the fall, two in the spring) but spend most of their time on their high school campus taking high school classes. Transportation will be provided when students go to TCC.
In junior year, students take a total of seven college courses (three in the fall, four in the spring) and split their time between their high school campus and the TCC campus. Transportation will be provided.
In senior year, students take a total of eight college courses (four in the fall, four in the spring) and split their time between their high school campus and the TCC campus. Transportation will be provided.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Early College High School pilot?
- Who can enroll in the Early College High School Program?
- What is the deadline to apply for Early College High School?
- Are there any eligibility criteria?
- What high schools will host the Early College High School?
- Will I still have a high school experience?
- My middle school is not in the Memorial or McLain feeder patterns. Can I still apply?
- I was not planning to attend Memorial High School or McLain High School. Now I don’t know what to do.
- Is participation in the Early College High School program really free of charge to students and families?
- I’m already in 9th grade. Can I still participate in the program?
- How is this different from concurrent enrollment at Tulsa Community College?
- I’ve never asked anyone for a letter of recommendation. What do I do?
- I want to play sports in high school. Can I be an Early College High School student and still do that?
- If I don’t live in the Memorial or McLain feeder patterns, is this still an option for me?
- What do I need to write my admission essay about?
- Where will classes take place?
- Will transportation be provided?
- Is this program open to undocumented students?
- How does this program differ from the Will Rogers College TCC program?
- Will participation in this program reduce the funding that students can receive through Oklahoma’s promise after graduating from high school?
- What line of study is the Associate Degree in?