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Early College High School

School Information

Vanessa Denney
Vanessa Denney 
Address: 66 Columbus Street
City & Zipcode: Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 720-5701
Fax: None


Palmer CampusGrades: 9 - 10 (effective 2018-2019 school year)
Type of School: Secondary
Enrollment: 93
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Application Requirement

All applicants must be a rising ninth grade student and have the following minimum winter MAP scores:
Math RIT 225 

Students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented are not eligible to apply.

The application process will begin February 15 and run through March 15.

​​Apply Online

ECHS Open House

February 28, 2018
9:00 A.M. 
Trident Tech Palmer Campus
66 Columbus Stree
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Phone 843-720-5701

ECHS Information Sessions

Sign Up for one of Early College High School's online community meetings to be held on February 28, 2018. We will be offering three sessions for prospective students, parents, and guardians. The sessions, times and links are listed below:

7:00 a.m. Meeting Link

Noon Meeting Link

5:00 p.m. Meeting Link
Pre-registration will begin two weeks prior to the event.

The meetings will be held via the ZOOM online meeting platform. ZOOM is free and available on all mobile, laptop and desktop devise.

Visit to download the application free of charge.

2018-2019 ECHS FAQ SHEET



Early College High School

Early College High School (ECHS), located on the Palmer Campus of Trident Technical College is a small, personalized learning program for students enrolled in Charleston County School District (CCSD). ECHS is a partnership between Charleston County School District and Trident Technical College (TTC). Early College High School serves students who have the academic potential, desire, and determination to be successful in high school and beyond.

ECHS is designed to allow students the opportunity to complete up to two years of college credit while earning a high school diploma as part of a coherent educational program that serves the developmental and intellectual needs of young people. As part of a research-based model, students participate in a summer bridge program after eighth grade and spend ninth grade focusing on high school courses while mastering the life and organizational skills required for success in college. When they demonstrate that they are ready, students will begin to take college classes, dual credit courses, and work at internships and apprenticeships.

Related YouTube Videos:

CCSD Today: Early College High School
Learning the ECHS Lesson - Stories of CCSD (5.11.2017)
School Board Member Rev. Dr. Eric Mack Speaks about ECHS (4.25.2017)





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