HROA Early College is a 10th-12th grade public high school program that provides an exceptional learning experience.
Early College students are able to earn dual credit from both the local community college as well as earning a high school degree from the Hood River County School District. It is designed for students 16 years and older. Students who are younger, may be considered for admission if they meet the entrance requirements which include appropriate performance on the college placement test as well as demonstration of adequate maturity necessary for success in the college classroom.
There are many options that an Early College program provides: earning transferable credits to a four year university, taking classes that provide opportunities to explore trades and technical career options, or get started on an associates degree. HROA pays college tuition and fees for 12 college credits per term.
Students may choose to take more credits, however any amount that exceeds the authorized school remuneration is the responsibility of the family to pay.
Students will be given a $200 textbook stipend per term:
- Students must be registered for 12 college credits every term.
- Courses must also count toward the completion of the high school diploma requirements.
- Students MUST attend the majority of their courses on campus - online courses will only be allowed on a case-by-case basis, with advisor approval.