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Early College Program

Our Early College Program allows students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree or certificate for FREE.

Why Early College?

In addition to earning up to 60 college credits and an associate degree for free, research proves that high school students who enroll in early college programs are more likely to:

  • Graduate high school
  • Report a positive school experience
  • Have expanded career opportunities upon program completion
  • Successfully transition to college
  • Complete their degree
  • Graduate with less student loan debt

What Makes Our Program Different?

While some high schools may offer early college programs, oftentimes they are limited to a single professional track or certification. We’ve designed a program which offers multiple pathways for students vs. prematurely limiting their options.

What We Provide

A comprehensive support team

From building a personalized pathway to providing ongoing support well into their fifth year, your child will have experienced guides helping them navigate every step of their Early College experience. This support team will include school counselors and advisors, an academic coach, and faculty members.

Monitoring and communication

The Early College Program also includes academic support to ensure your child is maintaining academic standards. We will also provide regular parent updates.

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MacKenzie Piper is First Student to Graduate Through Early College Program

Congratulations to MacKenzie Piper, the first graduate of National Heritage Academies’ (NHA) Early College Program (ECP). She earned her high school diploma and a tuition-free associate degree at Kentwood’s Grand River Preparatory High School through its partnership with Davenport University.
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If you think the Early College Program may be right for your student, contact us for more information.