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Early College Academy Program (eCAP)

Beginning Fall 2023

Our exciting next step in the college preparatory process is to announce the launch of eCAP, the Early College Academy Program beginning in the Fall of 2023.

This initiative will not only give our students a jumpstart in achieving their higher education goals, it could also save our families thousands in college tuition. Specifically, a Heritage student will have the opportunity to complete the equivalent of one full year of college (30 college credits) for as little as $2,500!


Students who elect to participate in the eCAP program will enroll in designated courses to simultaneously earn high school and Christian college credit (dual credits) while attending HCS. eCAP will also integrate Advanced Placement (AP) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to meet the standardized, college-level, Academy certificate requirements.

At present, students can earn either a College Prep or Academic Honors Diploma. Beginning the Fall of 2023, all students interested in eCAP can pursue the new “Early College Academy Diploma.” Although the Classes of 2024 and 2025 are grandfathered to the old Academies with the integration of DC/AP/CLEP, they could still potentially achieve an eCAP General Certificate.

The eCAP Diploma will be fully implemented for the Class of 2026 with three options below:

  • eCAP General Certificate = Ten (10) dual credit/AP courses and/or CLEP exams (30 college credits)
  • eCAP Specialty Certificate = Ten (10) dual credit/AP courses and/or CLEP exams with four (4) in one of the ‘Academies’ (30 college credits)
  • eCAP Associates Degree Equivalency Certificate = Combination of the two previous options (60 college credits)

eCAP is an “opt-in” program for students and is not a requirement for all HCS students. There is no formal application, rather, students simply need to inform their guidance counselor of their desire to participate in the eCAP program and choose their dual credit courses with the understanding that there is an added expense to regular HCS tuition for each eCAP course.

For more information, email Guidance Services at guidance.assistant@heritagechristian.net.

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