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One of Eastern Christian School’s major academic distinctives is our Project Acceleration program.
A dual credit program with Seton Hall University, Project Acceleration allows Eastern Christian High School students in advanced courses to earn college credit while enrolled at EC. It’s as if they are students at Seton Hall while enrolled at ECHS. This allows graduates of the project acceleration program to take a Seton Hall University transcript with these completed credits with them to college. Given the academic reputation of Seton Hall, these credits transfer to just about any college or university in the nation.
We’ve written a lot in this space about this amazing dual credit program. We’ve written about why it’s better than Advanced Placement (AP) courses, how this program allows private high school at EC to literally pay for itself, and even how this program inspired the launch of STEAM at EC.
The Project Acceleration program just keeps getting better. It has long been our goal to receive approval from Seton Hall for Project Acceleration courses that amount to more than a year of college. Recently, we received approval for 4 new courses (Honors Physics, Advanced Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Calculus 2) to bear college credit, bringing Project Acceleration’s total credit count to 37 college credits! With a typical college semester workload of 15 credits, and freshman year at 30 credits, this means that EC graduates can use the Project Acceleration program to fully skip an entire year of college!
This is a game-changer for Eastern Christian High School students and families. The reality of graduating college a year early or working towards an advanced degree in just four years is a major competitive advantage for EC grads.
With EC’s outstanding college preparation program, we already know that “You Can Get There From Here.” Now, with these additional offerings in Project Acceleration, now you can graduate “there” a year early! Recent examples of alumni who have taken advantage of this include Andrew Abadeer (Bachelors and Masters Degrees in 4 years at Stevens Institute of Technology). Matthew Botbyl (Penn State in 3 years), Victoria Westra (Calvin College in 3 years), and Andrew Kuder (Wheaton College in 3 years).
Interested in learning more about how Project Acceleration at Eastern Christian High School can change your educational life? Learn more by visiting our campus!