Akron Early College

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Located on the college campus, Akron Early College High School (AECHS) is a joint venture between Akron Public Schools and The University of Akron. AECHS is designed for first generation college students. Our high school utilizes small learning communities, peer mentors and tutors to teach and empower students to learn the skills and confidence to complete challenging coursework. Upon successful completion of a high school diploma, students who have 60+ earned college credit hours will earn an Associate of Arts degree or an Associate of Science degree.


Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts degree cultivates in students the habit of lifelong learning through a diverse curriculum and teaches students to think critically and creatively about their perceptions of ideas, events and people. This degree is designed to position the student for successful employment, career advancement or more focused study at the baccalaureate level.

Associate of Science
The Associate of Science degree teaches students to think critically and creatively about their perceptions of ideas, events and people. This degree is for students who would like to pursue a science based degree. Core curriculum emphasizes mathematics and science, but also includes fundamental skills in analysis, research, composition and reading comprehension. This is a science intensive degree designed to position the student for successful employment, career advancement, or more focused study in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields at the baccalaureate level.


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