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The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Early College High School Program (ECHS) is committed to providing baccalaureate level educational opportunities to secondary high school partners.
The goal of the UH West Oʻahu ECHS Program is to increase college and career readiness and cultivate in students the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Students enrolled in the ECHS Program have the opportunity to earn both high school credit and college credit through these classes.
The UH West Oʻahu ECHS Program offers secondary school students cost-free opportunities to earn college credits. The UHWO ECHS Program is committed to creating globally engaged leaders who will contribute and meet the needs of society, the state, regional and international levels.
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What is the UHWO Early College High School Program?
The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Early College High School program was designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn high school and college credit while still in high school. Students enrolled in Early College classes earn dual credit; which allows the student to earn both high school credit and college credit simultaneously. Enrollment into these courses shorten the time it takes for students to earn a college degree once they matriculate to post-secondary school. These Early College courses are taught at the high school campus and provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit from qualified college instructors.
The classes allow high school students to experience the rigors of college classes while becoming accustomed to college level expectations of academic work. Research has found students enrolled in Early College programs are more likely to graduate from high school and earn higher Grade Point Averages (G.P.A.) in their college courses.
Currently, the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Early College High School program serves students from James Campbell, Kapolei, Nānākuli, Waiʻanae and Waipahu High Schools.