College Credit Program Success
ECHS News Release
Molokai High School (MHS) has started a new initiative called Early College High School (ECHS), a program designed to give high school students access to college courses to earn college credit while still attending high school. Nineteen ECHS program sophomores and juniors start their first college course this summer on the University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) campus.
The students earn dual credits, meaning they earn credit for high school and college with each course. Potentially, students can graduate with up to 30 credits, or one year of college already completed!
This program is designed to support underserved students that may not believe that they are college bound. The program is free of charge to students thanks to a grant from Hawaii P-20, Partnerships for Education. The campaign is 55 by ’25, meaning the goal is that 55 percent of working-age adults hold a two- or four-year degree by the year 2025. This will position Hawaii’s workforce for competitiveness in the 21st century.
Although the summer class registration is closed, interested incoming freshmen or sophomores are encouraged to sign up with the MHS counselor for classes being held in Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016.