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Early College at Irondale High School



Irondale High School is becoming the first school in the state to offer a comprehensive early college high school program allowing students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree for free -- all while still enrolled in high school.

    • Although many high schools around the nation offer concurrent college enrollment programs -- including Irondale High School and Mounds View High School -- those programs traditionally serve most effectively the highest-achieving students in the top third of their class. And through those programs, earning an associate degree by high school graduation isn't a given.
    • Irondale's new Early College program will target Irondale students who are in the middle of their class (30th to 70th percentile). These students at times have not received the preparation necessary to succeed in post-secondary programs, and they often may be the first in their family to attend college.
    • At the same time, the Early College program will add the courses necessary for students in Advanced Placement and College in the Schools programs to earn an associate degree. With the Early College program, post-secondary success will become the rule for all students and the opportunity to earn an associate degree will become a reality for many more students than before.
Through an agreement with Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Irondale will launch the Early College program in fall 2012 for ninth- and 10th-graders, with full implementation for all grades by 2014-15. A form of the Early College program will eventually be expanded to Mounds View High School as well. Click here for a printer-friendly brochure summarizing the Early College program at Irondale High School.

For more information contact principal Scott Gengler at scott.gengler@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6803.



How is Early College different from other college credit programs? Click the table below to enlarge.


Irondale High School - 2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton, MN 55112
Phones: 651-621-6800 - Attendance: 651-621-6801 - Fax: 651-621-6805
Grades 9 - 12 - Enrollment 1,660 - School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. - Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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