Information about Early College

    ECHS is a partnership between Charleston County School District and Trident Technical College (TTC). Students who attend ECHS go to school on TTC’s Palmer Campus, Downtown.  They have the privilege of experiencing a college setting and attending real college courses in a small, personalized learning community. ECHS opened three years ago and has demonstrated excellence since its opening.


    This is an exciting opportunity! Your child will be able to take free college classes while in high school in the ECHS program. Students spend ninth grade focusing on high school courses while mastering the life and organizational skills required for success in college. When they demonstrate they are ready, students take college classes with the support of their ECHS teachers and counselors in an encouraging environment in their sophomore year and beyond.

    Please visit our website or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CCSDECHS/) page for more information about these events. In addition to these upcoming family engagement events, we will be visiting middle schools in CCSD to talk with students.


    Family Engagement Events

     We have enjoyed hosting family engagement sessions in preparation for the 2020-21 school year. It has been great fun visiting middle schools and meeting students and parents. While we don't have any future sessions planned, we hope you'll enjoy this session recorded in January 2020.

    ECHS Zoom Jan 2020


    A program overview and the ECHS admissions rubric can be found at https://www.ccsdschools.com/Page/227.

    All rising 9th grades are welcome to apply, including gifted and talented students.

     Application Information


    To learn more about the Early College High School and to complete an application, visit our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website at earlycollege.ccsdschools.com or call (843) 720-5701.

    Applications deadlines will be published at https://www.ccsdschools.com/families/students/choice once the timeline is determined by the board. For more information about the school choice process, please call 843-937-6582.


    To apply, submit an application in one of the following ways:



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