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Thank you for your interest in attending Compton Early College 6-12. Early College 6-12 is an educational partnership between CUSD and Compton College.

Compton Early College is an innovative, school environment designed to motivate students with high academic achievement potential. Early College seeks to (1) prepare at-risk high school students for a successful career and educational futures through full integration of a rigorous high school and college academic venue with the world of work; (2) improve academic performance and self-concept, and (3) increase high school and college/university completion rates.

Admittance to Compton Early College is not limited to students meeting the criteria. It is based on a holistic review of the student's completed/submitted application, which includes completed student assessment and recommendation, a personal essay, a parent statement, most recent CAASPP (or standardized test) scores, previous academic achievement, and results/recommendation from an interview panel. Applicants should have a GPA of 2.5, CAASPP scores, a history of excellent attendance and citizenship with minimal school discipline issues, and the ability to read at or above their grade level.

Compton Early College is open to all students. The program primarily serves students who apply from Compton Unified School District, CEC also considers students who apply from surrounding school districts that are part of the Compton College attendance region. CEC shall not engage in unlawful discrimination against any student, employee, or applicant for either attendance or employment.  All educational programs are available without regard to an actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Upon acceptance, students will be enrolled in Honors and Advanced Placement high school courses and up to 11 units a semester of transferable college courses.  All AP and transferable college courses receive accelerated grade point weighting for high school GPA computation. 

We are a tightly knit school community that is, in many respects, a second family. We have our fun, too, with student government, clubs, dances, proms, field trips, and other special events. Students may participate in CIF athletics, CEC Marching Band, and Color Guard. We look forward to receiving your application packet and to meeting you soon!

The information reported in this packet will become part of your child's cumulative school record. Student record information will not be released to third parties or used for purposes other than routine daily and/or emergency contact needs without the knowledge or permission of parents, legal guardians, or students who have passed their eighteenth birthday, except in accordance with the law.

Only a parent or legal guardian may enroll a student in the Compton Unified School District. Proof of Guardianship can include a birth certificate, divorce papers, Social Services paperwork, or paperwork signed by a judge awarding custody.

Note:  Currently accepting applications for grades 6, 7, and 9 ONLY. 

All applications will be processed electronically and checked for accuracy. Any falsification of information may result in your application not being processed and/or denied.

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Available for 2022-2023 School Year

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Compton Early College 6-12 
2601 N. Wilmington Avenue  
Compton, CA 90222
Phone: 310-604-2706                                   

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