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  • The Early College Academy

    Early College Academy (ECA) provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit while they are in high school. These courses are offered at South El Monte High school to help students complete university transfer requirements and/or gain certificates free of tuition and textbook fees. 

    ECA students are expected to follow regulations and procedures that apply to all college students. 



    • Parents or guardians will not have access to a student's records (including grades and transcripts) without the student's written consent, the student's minor status notwithstanding. 
    • Students are able to view their college course progress by logging into their Canvas account.
    • Every semester students must submit a signed "Grade Release Form". Once the Rio Hondo College professors has posted grades, South El Monte High School will request grades and we will add it to the students high school transcript. 

    College and High School Credit 

    Students shall receive credit for the community college courses completed. Students will not be mailed a report card by Rio Hondo College.