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RPCC to host 9th-graders for Early College Option Open House

Early College Option Group

The Ascension Public Schools Early College Option (ECO) program is excited to announce a series of Open House events tailored specifically for incoming 9th graders interested in exploring the ECO program.

These events will be held on February 20th, March 12th, and April 9th, from 6:00 to 7:00 in the evening, taking place in the BASF Room at River Parishes Community College (RPCC).

Parents and students are encouraged to attend this informative session where they can gain valuable insights into the program. The Open House aims to provide a platform for direct communication, allowing attendees to ask questions and learn more about the unique opportunities available through ECO.

Event Details:

Dates: February 20th, March 12th, April 9th
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: BASF Room, River Parishes Community College, 925 W Edenborne Pkwy, Gonzales, LA 70737

The Open House will feature current students who will share their experiences and insights. This provides a unique opportunity for prospective students to hear firsthand about the advantages and challenges of the ECO program.

ABOUT THE ECO PROGRAM: The Ascension Parish School Board and River Parishes Community College have partnered to create the Early College Option. This program 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 Option blends high school and college work in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete both a high school diploma and an associate college degree.

For those unable to attend the Open Houses, informational pamphlets can be requested via email. Additionally, parents can reach out to the counselor at their homebase school for further information. You can also learn more about the program by watching this Early College Option video.

For more information on Early College Option and to apply for the program, you can visit EarlyCollegeOption.ascensionschools.org.

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Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764

Westbank Workforce Training Center
Donaldsonville High School
100 Tiger Drive
Donaldsonville, LA. 70346


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