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Early College High School

EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early)


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UPcoming Information Sessions

Next Information Session: Monday, 1/25/2021 at 2-3 p.m.

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(English only)

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.
Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, students at Memorial High School and McLain High School can earn a college degree free of charge from Tulsa Community College while in high school.

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:

  1. Fill out the main Tulsa Public Schools open enrollment application to select your school choices for next year here and select either "Memorial High School Early College” or “McLain High School Early College” as one or two of your six choices on the form.

  2. Fill out an Early College High School application online or on paper (click Spanish or English to print the application). If you opt for a printed application, make sure to:

    1. Put the application into an envelope 

    2. Write Early College High School on the front

    3. Turn into Memorial High School, McLain High School, Monroe Demonstration Academy or Memorial Middle School

  • As part of the application, you need to submit one short essay and two letters of recommendation, so start early!
 icon Join a virtual information session in January or February

Beginning in January, we will host virtual information sessions to answer all your questions.

  • Monday, 1/11/2021 at 7-8 p.m.
  • Monday, 1/25/202 at 2-3 p.m.
  • Monday, 2/8/2021 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, 2/9/2021 at 12 - 1 p.m.

Sessions will be streamed at

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


January 5 - February 12, 2021

Application Phase

See details in the How to Apply section above.

April 2021

Selection Phase

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 

9th grade

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.

10th grade

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.

11th grade

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.

12th grade

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

Contact Us

Dr. Elfreda Austin
McLain High School Assistant Principal
Email Dr. Austin
Dr. Michelle Brown
Memorial High School AP of Curriculum and Instruction
Email Dr. Brown

Apply by FEb. 12, 2021

Please fill out the online application or a paper application.
See the How to Apply section for more information.

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