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The Lafayette Parish School System and South Louisiana Community College have teamed up to create the LPSS-SLCC Early College Academy

This academy is based on the early college high school model, which assumes that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges.

Early college high schools blend high school and college work in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it usually takes to complete a high school diploma and a college degree.


Students attend high school on the campus of South Louisiana Community College. Academy students will complete the TOPS curriculum, following the state's regular high school curriculum, but they also will be able to take regular college classes.

At the end of their four years of high school, these students will have achieved a high school diploma as well as an associate's degree in general studies.

While no specific GPA scores are required to attend this academy, students must score basic-basic on the 7th grade iLEAP in ELA and Math in order to be eligible. ECA accepts new students in the 9th and 10th grades only. All eligible students are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Students will attend high school classes on the campus of SLCC during the hours of 11:00 AM to 5:50 PM.