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echsEarly College High School
(ECHS), located on the Palmer Campus of Trident Technical College is a small, personalized learning program for students enrolled in Charleston County School District (CCSD). ECHS is a partnership between Charleston County School District and Trident Technical College (TTC). Early College High School serves students who have the academic potential, desire, and determination to be successful in high school and beyond.

ECHS is designed to allow students the opportunity to complete up to two years of college credit while earning a high school diploma as part of a coherent educational program that serves the developmental and intellectual needs of young people. As part of a research-based model, students participate in a summer bridge program after eighth grade and spend ninth grade focusing on high school courses while mastering the life and organizational skills required for success in college. When they demonstrate that they are ready, students will begin to take college classes, dual credit courses, and work at internships and apprenticeships. 

All applicants must be a rising ninth grade student and have the following minimum winter MAP scores:
Math RIT 225 

Students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented are not eligible to apply.

The application process will begin February 15 and run through March 15.

Apply beginning February 15

Recent News
ECHS Online
ECHS to Hold Online Information Sessions on February 28
Posted on 02/02/2018
Sign Up for one of Early College High School's online community meetings to be held on February 28, 2018.   READ MORE... about ECHS to Hold Online Information Sessions on February 28
ECHS Mascot
Tiger Chosen as ECHS Mascot
Posted on 12/20/2017
Congratulations, Noah LaChance! Noah's original drawing was selected as our school mascot.  READ MORE... about Tiger Chosen as ECHS Mascot