AP Schools, RPCC join to offer Early College Option

Do you have an 8th-grade student who may be interested in getting a jump-start on college? Come to one of the Early College Option Information Nights!


The Ascension Parish School Board and River Parishes Community College have partnered to create Early College Option (ECO). 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.

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. Students attend classes at RPCC’s campus for all four years of high school but can still participate in extracurricular activities at their home school (Donaldsonville, Dutchtown, East Ascension, or St. Amant high schools).