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Bridge to Early College

The Bridge to Early College Program is an Early College High School preparatory program located at The program is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and will provide an academic foundation and leadership activities in order to better prepare them for success in Early College High School.

Students must submit an application during their 5th grade year and be accepted to participate starting in 6th grade. The Bridge to Early College program is open to all middle school students within the district regardless of their home school assignment. Students accepted to participate in the Bridge to Early College Program will attend Central Middle School.

If Central Middle School is not the student's assigned school, they will also need to apply for a within-district transfer to Central Middle School.

What is different about the Bridge to Early College Program?
The program will incorporate additional opportunities for accelerated English courses, elective courses, and an extracurricular club. The goal is to provide a strong academic foundation, exposure to additional leadership experiences, and a strong cohort experience.

While participation in the program does not guarantee acceptance to the Early College High School program, the program is designed to build the experiences and background necessary to be a competitive applicant to the Early College High School program.

Courses:

• Honors English 6, Honors English 7, and Honors English 8
• Advanced Mathematics (placement determined by testing, classroom performance, and teacher recommendation)
• Spanish A, Spanish B, and Spanish C
• Leadership in Bridge to Early College elective

Students in the program will take Honors English, advanced mathematics courses and Spanish for all three of their middle school years. Each year the students will be in a leadership elective course designed specifically for this program. The final unique component of the program is an extracurricular club designed for the cohort of students.

For more information, contact the office at Central Middle School at 402-715-8225.