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Early College Academy Of Columbus At Waverly Terra

Public | 9-12 | 158 students

 
 

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Posted September 8, 2013

I'm a freshman at ECAC, home of the Cougars in Columbus, GA. Our school has great opportunities such as college classes as early as 11th grade. The only downfall is that they should have a music program. I've been in chorus for over 5 years and loved every second of it, but when I came to ECAC, I learned they don't have one. It's depressing because my future career is to become a chorus teacher and make bigger things out of that. It's hard when you have 4 years of no experience then you jump right into college. I learn myself at home online, but it's not the same when you don't have a professional guiding you. School gets harder everyday knowing I can't relieve myself from stress in a music class. Quite sad I can say. Whenever my day has just been ughh, chorus makes up for it all. I honestly can say I have never walked out of a chorus room mad; no matter what happened in there. I'll walk IN mad, but somehow- no matter how I feel about the other choir members- they ALWAYS seem to make me smile. Music sets a certain atmosphere. Whether I like the class or not; there's always a positive feel I get in there. Early College is a good school, but it feels they took music away from you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2013

ECAC is a great school and the teachers, staff, and many upperclassmen work together to try to improve upon it each year. I think letting students attend college while still in high school is a great idea, as it lets us get some prerequisites out of the way while still fulfilling some of out class requirements to graduate from high school. I am currently a high school senior applying to different colleges, and a couple colleges are letting me apply as a transfer student rather than as an incoming freshman, which gives me a leg up in the admissions process. The school does require us to graduate with a certain number of volunteer hours, but this in the end benefits us, as colleges are often more likely to admit an applicant with volunteer hours than one without any. And in response to one of the other students that posted here: If you fail a class at the college, no, they will NOT make you pay for it. It has already been paid for by the school. You will, however, not be allowed to attend the college with their money, as you have proven to them you are not responsible enough to attend the college. The only classes you have to pay for are the ones the school won't pay for itself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Early College has a unique feel to it. Every member of the faculty and staff truly cares about the students' success and future. Early College is a family that cares and supports one another in every endeavor.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 25, 2009

ECAC is great opportunity for students and i know the teachers and staff are nice and the dean is there all hour of the day and night trying to make the school a better place to learn and the teachers and staff are always open hearted and prepared to help students:)


Posted January 16, 2009

ECAC is satisfactory because it does have great opertunities but it's goal has a 50% chance of fullfiling. It does offer free college for 2 years, but if your child fails a class you are responsible for paying for classess. In my opinion ECAC was a good idea, but needs more work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

I think that this little school is doing great. It has taken on a very large task to both get a high school diploma and college course credit for the students. I have heard nothing but good things about the students and about the staff. Keep up the good work. I know it will pay off in the end. I wish that I could have had this opportunity when I was in high school. Good Luck!


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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81%

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Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 37%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
White 3% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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