Early College in SC

Greenville Early College: GEC is a partnership between Greenville County Schools, Clemson University, Furman University, the University Center, and USC Upstate to introduce and provide college experiences, academic assistance, and acceleration for students

Greer Middle College: GMC’s vision promotes a project-based curriculum, offering students a strong academic foundation and the technical training necessary for college.  Currently, 50% of our students are enrolled in college courses made available to them at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate degree while still in high school through GMC’s partnership with Greenville Technical College.

Horry County Early College: The program is designed so that students may earn up to two years of college credit at the same time as they are earning a high school diploma (within four to five years of entering 9th grade).

Legacy Early College, Greenville: the Early College High School completes the journey by preparing scholars for college and career via a customized learning approach that centers on scholars qualifying to take college courses at Greenville Technical College while in high school.

Early College High School, Charleston: 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.

Whale Branch Early College, Seabook/Beaufort: At Whale Branch Early College High School, students can earn high school diplomas and, at the same time – for free – earn two-year college associate’s degrees.  We are a satellite campus of the Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Richland One Middle College, Columbia: ROMC is unique because it offers 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to attend high school on a college campus where they can earn college credits for free. The primary goal of Richland One Middle College is to provide students with a seamless transition from high school to their post-secondary pursuits through the use of innovative curriculum in an intimate, student-centered environment.

Midlands Middle College, Columbia: Midlands Middle College integrates high school, technical college and the world of work into one rigorous and relevant program. MMC offers students in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to attend high school on a college campus, take FREE dual-enrollment courses, and learn in a small community of students.

Oceanside Collegiate Academy, Mount Pleasant/Charleston: At Oceanside Collegiate Academy students graduate from high school with up to 60 hours of transferable college credits from classes taught by onsite college professors.

Gray Collegiate Academy, Columbia: At Gray Collegiate Academy, students graduate from high school with over 50 hours of transferable college credits from classes taught by onsite college professors.

Legion Collegiate Academy, Rock Hill: Legion Collegiate Academy serves high school students in a safe, small, family-centered environment who seek the opportunity and challenge of a rigorous curriculum, high academic standards, and elite athletics while earning up to two years of college credit.




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