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Early College High School
Academy of Early College Studies
Grades 9-11

High School will expand one grade per year with the first graduating class in 2014

Roosevelt High School Campus
631 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, NY 10701

  • Early College High School
  • No entrance requirements
  • Extended Learning Day
  • School uniforms required for all students
  • Postsecondary Partners: Westchester Community College, Mercy College, and Pace University


The Theme/Philosophy
Smaller Learning Communities

  • Personal Learning Plans
  • Teacher/Student Advisories
  • Student-Led Conferences, Focus Groups, Study Sessions
  • Tutoring Built into Schedule
  • Extended Learning Day

Early College High School

The Early College High School provides aca¬demic rigor and the prospect for students to save time in attaining a college Associate’s Degree. In partnership with Westchester Community College, Mercy College, and Pace University, the ECHS blends high school and college courses so that students can compress the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college. Serving both developmental and intellectual needs, the ECHS prepares students to become cooperative team members, responsible citizens, effective communicators, proficient problem solvers, and independent thinkers and workers.

The Early College is aligned with the Early College High School’s philosophy

  • Students are prepared for the academic rigors of postsecondary education
  • Juniors and seniors follow a college course schedule – semester, intersession and summer courses – with the potential for students to earn an Associate’s Degree
  • Technology is infused into every aspect of teaching and learning
  • College-life environment is provided at the high school - College Center and advisor, Student Union and Student Government
  • Teacher/Student Advisory Program provides ongoing academic and developmental supports
  • ASSIST - Academic Student Support and Interven¬tion System Team uses the Response to Intervention Model
  • Community Service program inspires volunteerism
  • Extended learning day embraces in-depth study, research-based projects and on-line courses

Student Expectations:

  • 100% attendance
  • Commitment to college-rigor courses
  • Participation in a Freshman orientation program, student led conferences and teacher/student advisory meetings
  • Develop portfolios and research-based project used as course exit exhibitions
  • Use technology for coursework and the Naviance college preparatory system
  • Participation in PSAT, SAT, ACT readiness and prepa¬ration programs
  • Community Service
  • Participation in summer College Camp programs:
    • Manhattan College School of Engineering
    • Manhattanville College
    • Iona College
    • Mercy College
    • Pace University
    • Union College
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • Westchester Community College

The Partners

This school works closely with the following agencies, institutions and/or colleges:

  • Center for Secondary School Redesign
  • Education Development Center
  • Groundworks
  • Hudson River Museum of Westchester
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Yonkers Partners in Education
  • Tequipment

Colleges and Universities:

  • Iona College
  • Manhattan College School of Engineering
  • Manhattanville College
  • Mercy College
  • Pace University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Union College
  • Westchester Community College









































































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