College is an opportunity for
students to earn up to sixty hours of college credit at Florida Community
College by the time of high school graduation at
High School. Students will graduate with a High school diploma and an
associates of arts degree from FCCJ.
Each student will graduate from high school with the opportunity to
achieve up to 60 credits of college coursework completed toward the
Associate of Arts Degree at FCCJ. The
College curriculum integrates the high school graduation requirement with
courses designed to lead to an Associate of Arts degree. Graduation will
celebrate the student achieving the diploma from high school, up to 60
hours of credit, and/or a possible AA degree from FCCJ. The college course
selections are made with an eye to admission to a four year institution of
higher education with Bright Futures Scholarship support.
The curriculum is challenging and fast-paced. It is focused on student
learning through cross-curricular, experimental, and performance
assessments. The student is expected to want to learn for the positive
value added to their journey to and through college. Ultimately, the
student could complete a post-graduate college degree by the time their
friends finish a four-year degree.
It is imperative for out future generation of business, industry, and
social leaders to set goals of positive and productive lives. The Early
College will be an environment that the young person, growing toward their
adult lives, will be challenged to grow intellectually and to learn
personal responsibility through commitment to a vision focused on success
in every goal they set.
The Lee HS Community of
The students and faculty of
College are members of Lee High School. We are expected to be participants
and leaders within Lee. We will follow and abide by the same rituals and
routines of Lee. We will abide by all Duval County Public Schools policies
for student behavior and progression. We will, however, expect of
ourselves a focused view of our goal. We will maintain the academic rigor
required to achieve the curricular requirements set forth in the
continuation policy so that we may achieve the Associates of Arts degree
from FCCJ. Our role of being good citizens at Lee will ensure the best and
brightest student relationship possible.
Early College Continuation
Performance criteria and continuation requirements for students in
Jacksonville Early College High School: All students must meet the
following criteria for admission, continued enrollment, and proper
progression in the program. If any one of the criteria is not met, the
student will be declined admission or counseled about alternative options
for transfer to facilitate their completion of the high school
requirements for graduation. The student will have or complete:
A 2.5 GPA (un-weighted) for admission and
for continuation at the end of 8th , 9th, and
10th grades for the four core high school courses of Language
Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
A “C” or better in all college courses earning
college credit. (D’s or F’s are not acceptable);
An FCAT score indicating the student is ‘at
grade level reading.
An acceptable score for admission into FCCJ on
the College Placement Test, ACT, or SAT prior to the end of sophomore
portfolio of academic performance as a part of a Senior Capstone program