Dip your toes in the college water and start charting the course to your future.
Our three year program allows you to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree.
Earn tuition-free college credits
If you’re a high-school student, Kirtland Early College will let you take huge strides toward completing your associate degree – mostly while you’re still in high school.
It’s a three-year program that usually begins in 11th grade and stretches into what we call a 13th year at Kirtland. Basically you add college courses to your regular high school schedule for two years and finish your associate degree with a 13th year at Kirtland. Simply put, you can earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree. And the best part? The first two years are free!
Who should do it?
People who are:
doing well in high school
serious about going to college
interested in saving thousands of dollars
looking for a personalized learning environment
Which courses can you take?
Right now, Kirtland’s Early College is offered at these school districts:
COOR Intermediate School District
Start now. Finish sooner.
You’ll get to complete college credits while you’re still in high school and be in a college environment if you choose to enroll in Kirtland Early College.
You can earn up to 60 tuition-free college credits and be well on your way to earning your associate degree by the time you finish high school. You’ll be ahead of the game and saving a ton of money along the way!
Early College courses available include math, English, social studies, science and more. You just need to be within one credit of junior status at a participating high school to apply.
Why early college?
huge cost savings
a chance to dip your toes in the college water
complete the equivalent of a year of college for free