• HCC Graduates

    Sterling EARLY COLLEGE is an innovative high school that allows students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours. Early College provides students with the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an Associate degree or up to two years of college credit. Students take a mixture of high school and college classes in order to obtain their high school diploma and Associate's degree. Early college benefits:


    • Provide dual credit at no cost to students 
    • Offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
    • Provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
    • Increase college readiness, and
    • Reduce barriers to college access.