Application and Selection Process The First • The Few • The Future L. Claudia Glasper, Academic Dean Regina Owens, Principal 1001 Southridge Rd. • Houston, Texas 77090 • Ph. 281-891-6880 earlycollege.springisd.org
Meeting Agenda • Purpose: To address the guidelines and procedures for ECAS admission • Discussion Items: 1. ECAS Overview 2. Application Process 3. Student Assemblies 4. Parent Meetings 5. Interviews 6. Acceptance
ECAS Overview • Rigorous and supportive academic program of study • Student will graduate with high school diploma and an Associate of Arts Degree 60 College Hours • Scholarship and funding provided by an agreement between Lone Star College North Harris and Spring ISD with no charge to the families
Application Process • Applications are due on March 1, 2012 • Completed applications should be given to Counselor/Lead Counselor • Counselor/Lead Counselor check application Note: Any partial application will not be considered, any applications received after the due date will be placed on the wait list • Letter of recommendation required
Student Assemblies • Window is from January 17 – January 30 • Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes • 8th grade students only • Students may be assembled in small, medium, large, or classroom groups. Note: Please ensure that all eligible students and parents have access to enrollment and promotional documents. This is critical to ensure equal access and opportunity to apply is provided.
Parent Meeting • Window: January 17 – January 30 • Time: Evenings as determined by schools • Duration: Approximately 1 hour • ECAS will hold a Parent Meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on February 1, 2012 Note: Please refer to your folders for a Parent Meeting schedule
Parent Meeting Accomodations • If a parent can not attend the meeting on your campus, he/she may attend a meeting at any other middle school. • A final Parent Meeting will be held at ECAS on February 1, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:30 to ensure all community members have an opportunity to ask questions and receive information. • All promotional information will be included on the Early College Academy website, earlycollege.springisd.org, if parents can not attend their home campus meeting.
Interviews • Location: Early College Academy at Southridge Campus • Date: Saturday, April 14, 201 (Awaiting LNH Confirmation) • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Content: Write on-site essay; complete basic skills mathematics assessment Note: Please note time for essay and mathematics assessment may change.
Overall Application Timeline • Notification of Interviews Week of March 19 • Notification of Selection Week of May 31 - Letter will be mailed home by May 31 • Acceptance Ceremony TBA • FISH Camp for students TBA – Mandatory Attendance Required • Student and Parent Information Sessions January 17-30, 2012 • ECAS Parent Information Session February 1, 2012 • Applications Due March 1, 2012 • Notification of Eligibility TBA
Questions • We appreciate your service in helping your students decide upon the best educational opportunity that meets their academic and career goals. • If you have questions, please do feel free to contact us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 281-891-6882 or 6880 (Main Office)