Early College Academy Reviews
Rating 4.19 out of 5 67 reviews
This school has impacted my life in so many ways. By the time I was a sophomore I had completed all of my high school classes and had started taking college freshman classes in my junior year of high school. Faculty and staff were eager to help with any problems that might have arisen on campus and were some of the best teachers I've ever had. There was about a 15-1 student to teacher ratio so we were able to cover more material through the year which really saved time and helped us to learn more as students. It's been great being able to graduate high school this year and have an associate's degree. We did not have sports but ECA focuses on academics rather than sports.
ECA is a small school that provides students with the chance to further their education and get ahead of others who would attend a more traditional high school. By your junior year, all of your classes are college classes at SLCC. It's a great experience to have but attending ECA makes you miss out on the regular high school experience. With ECA focusing primarily on schoolwork rather than sports, you have to attend other schools' athletic events or dances to feel normal. ECA is not as diverse compared to other schools but it still is an overall decent feeling there.
Wonderful. Great teachers who care, great to advance your child’s educational experience and prepare them for college
I love how all the students know each other and how each student has a relationship with the teachers. The teachers are always there for you if you need tutoring even if you are not taking their classes. This school is a great way to prepare students for college since they take all college classes when you are a junior.
This school is nothing like a traditional high school. We attend school at a community college and when we are done with high school we will graduate with a high school diploma as well as an associate’s degree.
A great environment for those who want to succeed. Although the class sizes are on the larger side (approx. 30 students/class), the teachers are super involved all with one goal in mind: to help their students learn. I have never been to a school so focused on helping kids. It is not just about statistics, but there is a reason Early College Academy is so successful -- because almost everyone wants to be there. However it is STEM-focused, there are opportunities through BETA, Yearbook, and GLEE Club that are for the artsy students. But mostly, ECA is a school for people who are passionate about learning.
I love the school just need to allow them to have a break from school life on the weekends and holidays. The weekends and holidays should be their time to spend with family and friends they have to study and do homework all week, it should not be on the weekends and holidays to that is way too much and it's burning them out. Just my thoughts on the matter. A concern mom.
The school has engaging students who actually care about their grades and wonderful teachers who interact and create a fun learning environment for the sake of the student's education.
It is a great opportunity but involves hard work, patience and time. This school allows students to work hard and start early in life. I will be graduating high school with my high school degree and an associates degree. When starting university I will be ahead of most freshman starting.
It is tough. very tough. But it is worth is. freshman year is scary and intimidating. people say you do not get a high school experience. you can very easily go to football games and parties for other schools. that is the only downside. When you are in your junior year, it gets so much easier. you get to make your own schedule, the workload gets easier, it's just all-around amazing. I highly recommend applying for this school there are so many benefits that will make you ot regret it!
Overall, my experience at Early College Academy is probably better than my experience would have been at any other school in Lafayette. Going to a higher educated school has definitely prepared me for college in the sense of making my school schedule , not being treated as a child, and knowing how I best learn and study for my classes. The only downfall about ECA is the lack of sports that comes with the school, but it is not as bad if someone cared only about school.
Early College Academy has offered me the best possible highschool experience by far. The focus on academics is strong, and the work is intense, but I feel like I'm receiving a fantastic education. The teachers are lovely people and most of them are extremely helpful and understanding. I believe the clubs have changed since the previous reviews. There are many options for clubs persuing academics or hobbies, but maybe not quite as much as other schools. ECA still does not offer sports, though. My biggest fear going into this highschool was that I wasn't going to get the traditional highschool experience that pop culture presents, but that has barely impacted me. The removal of sports has resulted in the removal of the stereotypical cliques you usually see. I wouldn't even consider any one person to be "popular" compared to the other students. I've met some of the kindest people at Early College Academy and I wouldn't trade my experience there for anything.
I have enjoyed my time at ECA for my entire highschool career. The school is relatively small, but this just means we are all closer to each other!
Early College Academy provides an unrealistic opportunity by graduating with an associate’s when you come out of high school, but it also lacks sports and other clubs as it mainly focuses on academics
Amazing teachers and staff. Attending this school was amazing because I learned a lot of communication and professional skills through experiences. Being in a college setting during high school years has prepared me for my higher education and also my current career opportunity. ECA lacks sports and most other clubs/activities that most schools posses, but I'm all for academics and it didn't bother me much.
I like the fact that teaching style of the teachers enables to do good or better in the next level. I like how opening and nice everyone is. I would the school to be more hands on and a slower pace when teaching. All in all, going to this school has been a great experience.
Good way to earn an Associate's degree before graduating, however Juniors and Seniors are not very involved in the school activities. However, that isn't a problem to most of them. Overall, the best high school in Lafayette Parish for education.