Puma Early College Program

Puma Early College Program

EARN COLLEGE CREDITS WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL!

This exciting program is designed for motivated high school students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) with good academic and attendance records who wish to get a jump start on college. Students must also possess the readiness for and commitment to rigorous college coursework. While still in high school, students will make progress toward earning their AGEC Certificate or Associate's Degree, typically enrolling in 6-9 credits a semester.

Puma Early College Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.6 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation from a counselor or instructor from your school
  • Application
  • Short essay

Benefits

  • Earn college and high school credit simultaneously
  • Save money on college tuition and textbooks
  • Reduce college completion time
  • Eliminate duplication of coursework during the freshman year of college
  • Scholarship available to those who meet income eligibility requirements

Puma Early College Program Partners

  • Paradise Valley Unified School District
  • Cave Creek Unified School District
  • Deer Valley Unified School District
  • Home School Educators

"This program has given me so many wonderful opportunities to better prepare myself for the future to come. It has taught me how to organize my time, thoughts, and energy towards things that will help me succeed in my future. It teaches responsibility and has given me the chance to grow at a faster pace than in high school classes. It has given me the confidence to know that when I am done with high school I should not need to fear going to a university and starting my life." - Makayla, 2072


PUMA EARLY COLLEGE SAMPLE SCHEDULE

TERM PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Year High School
SUMMER TERM Communication Creating College Success COM770
AAA775
3 Credits
1 Credit
 
FALL TERM Computers
Psychology
BPC770
PSY707
3 Credits
3 Credits
English
Math
American History Language (or other HS class)
SPRING TERM First Year Composition Humanities ENG707
TBD
3 Credits
3 Credits
English
Math
American History Language (or other HS class)
Senior Year High School
SUMMER TERM Science Lecture & Lab TBD 4 Credits  
FALL TERM First Year Composition
Communication
Humanities
ENG102
COM225
TBD
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Government/Economics
Math
HS Elective
HS Elective
SPRING TERM Science Lecture & Lab
Math
  4 Credits
3-5 Credits
Government/Economics
HS Elective
HS Elective
HS Elective
ARIZONA GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM COMPLETE
FALL TERM
13-15 CREDITS
Spring TERM
13-15 CREDITS
Complete 25-29 credits needed for Associate degree and transfer to university. Most programs at the three state universities allow a maximum transfer of 64 community college credits. Some universities and/or Maricopa transfer partners allow more credits to be completed at the community college level.
GRADUATE FROM PVCC WITH ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE