This study was an investigation of the student experience at a High School Early College (HSEC) in Manhattan, NY. Students can graduate from this school in four years with both a high school diploma and a college Associates degree. The perspectives of students who attended a preparatory Early College Academy (ECA) prior to applying to the HSEC and those who were admitted to this HSEC who did not attend the ECA were examined. The HSEC model is effective in helping students succeed in this accelerated learning environment by incorporating support at all stages of the HSEC experience and at the middle school level.
Delcourt, Claire E. and Delcourt, Marcia A. B., "Perceptions of Underprivileged High Ability Students Who Bridged the Achievement Gap" (2013). NERA Conference Proceedings 2013. 15.