Our Story

ECA came to be due to the high job demand in information technology. We provide post-secondary instruction to high school students who are interested in jump starting their careers in networking or software development
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PTA Followers
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Highly Qualified / Certified Faculty
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Students Enrolled (as Aug 8, 2016)
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National Technology Honors Students

"Early Career Academy instructors provide opportunities for students to gain hands on experience with technology which gives them a great advantage over their peers in other high schools."

K. R Scott, Board Member

Who We Are

The Early Career Academy provides a small classroom environment which promotes diversity, inclusion and the pursuit of each student's academic success; teaches problem-solving skills, higher-order thinking and creativity in tandem with technical knowledge; and offers a structured daily schedule that includes additional study and resource time, and collaboration with the staff and peers, in classroom and laboratory settings.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Early Career Academy is a career-focused, public accredited, high school program for grades 11 and 12 where students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an associate degree upon graduation. The curriculum is designed to teach students practical skills used in a wide variety of business and organizations. The curriculum blends traditional academic content with applied learning concepts, a portion of which is devoted to practical study in a lab environment.

What We Do

MISSION

The Early Career Academy (located in the "Valley of the Sun" Greater Phoenix Metropolis) is committed to offering high school students the opportunity to pursue a quality tuition-free, technology-focused education leading to a high school diploma and the potential to earn an associate degree. The curriculum is designed to help our students prepare for active participation in today's world through rigorous, relevant and engaging project-based learning.



VISION

Our vision is to serve as a positive contributing force in driving the future of education by accelerating the number of college-bound or career-ready individuals who will contribute to our communities and our economy. ECA students will develop practical skills and knowledge to actively participate in the global competitive workforce.



ACADEMICS
The curriculum of the Early Career Academy is designed to teach students the skills and knowledge needed to perform in entry-level, career focused positions.

PROGRAM GOALS

A goal of the Early Career Academy is to help students prepare for growth and change. The curriculum and instructional design are focused on improving critical thinking, technical, and social skills.

The curriculum is designed to teach students practical skills and knowledge used today in a wide variety of businesses and organizations. The curriculum blends traditional academic content with applied learning concepts, a portion of which is devoted to practical study in a lab environment. Student Professional Experiences (SPEs) and project-based learning are used to help students prepare to apply skills in a variety of entry-level, career-focused positions related to their field of study.

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