Early College Application Process

  • You will need time to submit a complete Early College application. The application includes a student-written essay for each school, recommendations from the ELA teacher, the math teacher and a school administrator or school counselor, plus two years of prior grades, current grades, and two years of prior standardized test scores.  

    Application Process

    1. We encourage you to first explore your options by attending information sessions, including the Early College Fair on Oct. 12 and the Magnet, Early College and Year-Round Fair on Oct. 26
    2. The application period begins on Oct. 12 and ends Dec. 16. Applications are not first come, first served.
    3. If you are not already enrolled, you need to enroll in your base school for your address. Find your base school.
    4. You can start your enrollment forms online at wcpss.net/enroll
    5. Once enrolled, create your parent account at earlycolleges.wcpss.net/apply. You must have an active student ID number.
    6. You will complete your application in the parent account. You may apply to any school to which you are eligible
    7. You will be notified of results on Feb. 19, 2020. View Early College selection priorities.
    8. If you are selected you will be automatically assigned to that school. If you are not selected, you will be placed in the waiting list, known as an applicant pool, for your first-choice school only. 


    Information About Magnet and Early College Applications

    • You may apply to both Early Colleges and magnet schools.
    • The Early College application will be processed first.
    • If the student is selected for the Early College, the student will be assigned to the Early College and the magnet applicaton will not be processed.
    • If the student is not selected for the Early College, the student will be assigend to the application pool (waiting list) for the Early College and the magnet application will be processed.
    • You may be seated at your first choice magnet school and that would be your new assigned school.
    • If not, it is possible to be placed in the application pool for both your first choice Early College and your first choice magnet school. You will be notified if you receive a seat at either. 
  • How to Apply to Vernon Malone College and Career Academy

    Vernon Malone College and Career Academy (VMCCA) is an application school that focuses on graduating all students on-time, and college and career ready in one of seven CTE programs. Rising 9th graders are eligible to apply for the 2020-2021 school year. Students must apply to a specific CTE program; they may apply to as many as three programs.

    Complete the Early College application. The application will be available online at www.wcpss.net

    If a student is selected, he or she will receive a permanent assignment to the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy. Students who are selected for the school will not have the option to decline the assignment in the school or specific CTE program for which they applied. For this reason, students should carefully consider their interest and commitment to the CTE program before applying.


    Did you miss our application window?

    Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be available in October of 2020.



    Contact our Magnet Coordinator, Jill Oliver (oliver@wcpss.net).

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