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Compton Early College accelerates prep level learning

Students earn AA degrees and college credits before graduating high school

Compton Early College program enables students to earn associate of arts degree, high school diploma at the same time

COMPTON (MNS) — Compton Early College High School welcomed the community inside its classrooms Oct. 24, to give a personal view of how students are being prepared for success in college.

Parents had the opportunity to meet with instructors and get a taste of the academic rigor their children are exposed to as they work their way towards AA degrees and college credits before graduating high school.

Lee Trimble visited his son Reginald’s English Language Arts class where he met with instructor Mona Walker and participated in an analytical writing exercise.

He said he enrolled his son in Compton Early College because he wants his son to be challenged while also reaching new academic heights.

“We moved out here in the summer and we looked for schools in the area and heard about the Early College. My son had excelled in his academics in Orange County, but Compton Early College maximizes his potential,” Trimble said. “My son just received his report card. He’s still excelling, but it has been challenging for him. I really appreciate this program.”

Rosa and Carlos Enciso sat in instructor Kimberly Ponce’s Human Geography course for an interactive lesson using laptop computers. They said they enjoyed interacting with their daughter’s instructors and experiencing the curriculum Compton Early College offers.

“I think it’s a good opportunity for our daughter to earn her AA degree and high school diploma all at once. We know it’s challenging, but she’s doing a good job,” Rosa said. “It’s great being here in the classroom, seeing what she does every day. We are glad the school and teachers were able to invite us to get real insight into what happens in the classroom.”

Carlos said he is regularly involved in the school’s activities and is very involved in his daughter’s education.

“I come here often to talk to the teachers to see what’s going on in class. This school is a great opportunity for students and I hope it helps my daughter become someone in the future,” he said.

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