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Union Students Surprised at TCC ‘Reveal’


WELCOMING SMILES: Tulsa Community College President and CEO Dr. Leigh Goodson and Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler welcomed the second cohort of students for the Early College High School program in a special “reveal” on May 16.


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Union Public Schools and Tulsa Community College surprised 52 incoming freshmen May 16 with a special “reveal” celebration as they announced the second class of the Early College High School (ECHS) program.

ECHS is a joint effort between Union and Tulsa Community College that provides eligible students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits concurrently while attending Union High School. Students who complete the program will receive both an associate degree and a high school diploma upon graduation.

Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and Tulsa Community College President and CEO Leigh Goodson, Ph.D., congratulated 52 eighth graders selected to participate in the ECHS program – many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college. These students will complete a rigorous college prep curriculum in ninth grade before entering Early College High School. The students will move through the program as a cohort with a specified course sequence and schedule. TCC faculty teach rigorous college-level courses on-site at Union High School. The courses offered include the general education requirements that Oklahoma colleges require in the initial two years of post-secondary education.

The event was held at the Union Eighth Grade Center, 6501 S. Garnett Rd.

Early College High School is an expansion of concurrent enrollment opportunities already available at the Union Collegiate Academy. The first cohort of 55 students – announced in December 2017 – has been involved in rigorous college prep curriculum since January and will begin college courses this fall.

Updated 06-21-2018

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