College Prep Classes
AAEC’s instructional methodology for college prep classes is
designed to support the school mission and philosophy by
ensuring student success in academic achievement.
The following is a summary of the instructional methodology
for our college prep classes:
- Teaching methods include direct instruction, cooperative learning, discovery, inquiry and interdisciplinary approach through project based learning.
- Group and individual instruction in order to maximize student achievement.
- Small class sizes: 23: 1 (student to teacher ratios).
- Integrated use of technology for advanced and accelerated instruction and/or remediation.
- Increased instructional time to increase retention and understanding through supplemental classes.
- Incorporation of latest methodologies and practices into classroom instruction and activities.
- Incorporate career exploration, college course advisement and personal development into each student’s academic plan.
AAEC has aligned the curriculum with Knowledge and Skills for University Students (KSUS) to identify the gaps and degree of concurrence and improve the curriculum offered to students to ensure they are adequately and appropriately prepared to take college courses after they graduate from high school.
AAEC will follow a four-year plan for all high school students, which meets the graduation requirements set forth by the State of Arizona, as outlined in A.A.C. R7-2-302.02 and the Arizona Regents College entrance requirements. The four-year plan at AAEC requires students to take:
- English - 4 Credits
- Math - 4 Credits
- Lab Science - 3 Credits
- World Geography - 1 Credit
- US History - 1 Credit
- Government - .5 Credits
- Economics - .5 Credits
- Fine Art/CTE - 1 Credit
- Foreign Language - 2 Credits
- Electives - 4 Credits
- World History - 1 Credit
Total to Graduate - 22 Credits
Students will be awarded credit based on a standard grading scale of 70%-100%.
All students will meet with a college advisor to discuss entrance requirements, financial aid, and scholarships. In addition, students will have the opportunity to visit the in-state universities.
A typical student could take as many as 45 Community College Credits before graduation. Some of those credits will be in: Success in College, Fine Art, Foreign Language, English, Math, Computers and Communications.
Students are encouraged to challenge themselves to take the following college prep classes:
- Freshman year: Success in College – CPD 150 (3 college credits)
- Sophomore year: Fine Art (6 college credits) Foreign Language (8 college credits)
- Junior year: English (6 college credits) Computer (3 college credits) Electives (6 college credits)
- Senior year: Based on their chosen Degree – 12 or more college credits.
Enroll in our college prep classes and start earning college credits today. Contact AAEC Early College High School for information about our campuses, read our FAQ, or enroll online today.