Early College Dual Enrollment

  • Early College programs enable more students, particularly low-income and minority students, to experience rigorous high school and college coursework that leads to improved outcomes. Early college students are outperforming their peers nationwide:

    90% graduate high school vs. 78% of students nationally
    94% earn free college credit while in high school
    30% earn an Associate's degree or other postsecondary credential while in high school

    Launched in 2009 by Duarte Unified, the program blends high school and college in a rigorous, yet supportive, cohort program, enabling a student to complete a high school diploma and a minimum of 30 college credits simultaneously. Duarte High School was the first program in the San Gabriel Valley to launch a partnership with a local Community College. 

    Participating students enter the program the summer of their junior year, and attend classes on the Duarte High campus taught by Citrus College professors that include Ethnic Studies, English, Political Science and Economics to name a few.

    This program affords students over a year's worth of transferable college credit, saving money in tuition and valuable time that can be directed toward a career or graduate work. On average, over 28 students participate each year.

    Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, Duarte High School will offer multiple concurrent enrollment pathways beginning in a students’ freshman year in partnership with Citrus College as well as the traditional Early College program that began in 2009. 

    For enrollment or program information contact Luis Haro, Principal and Director of Secondary Program Compliance, by email to lharo@duarteusd.org or call 626-599-5701.

    For the direct link to Citrus College program overview, enrollment information and class schedules, visit http://www.citruscollege.edu/stdntsrv/highschool/Pages/EarlyCollegeDuarte.aspx