We are seeking donations to expand the following efforts:
- Tuition and Textbooks for Current students
- Textbook assistance for graduates
The Early College of Arvada is the oldest Early College model charter school in the state of Colorado. We offer hope, opportunity, and success for our students that want to attend college, but cannot afford to do so due to income or other societal barriers. We prepare ALL students from the sixth grade to be ready and excited for the college experience. Our students can earn two years of college, a $40,000 savings, by the time they graduate high school. ECA students can leave high school two years and 60 college credits ahead of normal students.
Early Colleges aim to make the dream of attending college more achievable and more affordable. There are only 300 early college high schools in the United States. Even fewer offer the option to enroll students as early as 6th grade. ECA offers a middle school option because a strong foundation will lead to future success for our students.
As of 2019, the average amount of student loan debt was more than $30,000. This number is expected to grow. This will further widen the gap between those who have the advantage of going to college and advancing their careers compared to those who do not. ECA bridges that gap by providing a partial college scholarship for each student at graduation in addition to the college credits earned while in high school.
Opening the door to college and career opportunities is no small task. ECA covers the cost of tuition and tools for our students; this amount equates to about $80,000 per semester. The rising cost of education and the pandemic pose challenges for ECA. In order to continue providing free college to our students, ECA asks that you donate to our campaign. Your donation removes barriers many of our students face when trying to accomplish their dreams.
In order to continue providing free college to our students, ECA asks that you donate to our campaign. Your donation removes barriers many of our students face when trying to accomplish their dreams. A contribution to our student scholarship helps provide a scholarship to all our graduating seniors, to help alleviate the cost of textbooks on their first stop after leaving ECA. A contribution to our “Tuition & Textbooks” scholarship targets students who currently attend ECA and helps offset the cost of tuition and textbooks for students at our partner schools. If you select no preference, ECA will split the donation between both fundraising campaigns to assist current students and recent graduates.