A Partnership Between OMHS and Howard Community College
In the Early College Program, students will focus on preparing for college level courses while in high school in order to be better prepared for college/university upon graduation. At the end of their senior year at OMHS, students will graduate high school with 30 or more college credits! They will have the opportunity to continue at HCC or they can apply and go to the college/university of their choice. If students apply to a college other than HCC, they will be able to transfer their HCC credits to the college/university of their choice. Most community college credits transfer to four-year institutions, but each college/university is different.
Purpose: To engage in challenging courses to prepare for and take high school credit and college credit (dual-credit) courses beginning sophomore year in high school.
Reasoning: To build critical thinking skills, perseverance, and flexibility to be successful within the ever-changing landscape of our competitive, global society.
9th Grade Required Courses (2.0 GPA)
*Students in Algebra I have to take Geometry in the summer between Freshman and Sophomore years.
*Algebra II students must pass the Accuplacer or earn a 4 or 5 on Algebra II PARCC in order to continue in the Early College Program.
10th Grade Required Courses (2.5 GPA)
11th Grade Required Courses (3.0 GPA)
12th Grade Required Courses
1 High School course (Orchestra, Band, Chorus, Dance, etc.
CHEM 101 (Fall: 4 credits)
ENGL 210 (Fall: 3 credits)
MATH course (Fall: 4 credits)
General Education course (Fall: 3 credits)
General Education course (Winter: 3 credits)
Science course – Student choice (Spring: 3-4 credits)
SPCH 101/105 (Spring 3 credits)
Social/Behavioral Science course – Student choice (Spring: 3 credits)
Arts and Sciences course – Student choice (Spring: 3-4 credits)
This chart indicates the courses students will take while at OMHS.
FYEX begins sophomore year.
MATH 143 may begin sophomore year if the student took Algebra II GT in his/her freshman year.
As part of the ECP program, families will receive at least 50% off tuition. HCC’s current billing is $132/credit.
There are two (2) Math Tracks.