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Early College in KHSD

Applications are now being accepted until March 26 and a virtual Information Meeting for parents and students will be held via Zoom on either March 1 or March 2 at 6:00 p.m. To register for the Information Meeting or to apply for a pathway, please visit
About Early College in KHSD
  •  9th through 12th grade college pathways specifically for KHSD students at two different locations: BC Southwest Campus (BCSW) and KHSD Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC).
  • All courses are offered in the evening, after the high school day.
    o Transportation is available from school sites to and from CTEC, but transportation is not provided for BCSW classes.
    o Each course will meet 2-3 times per week, Monday through Thursday.
  • Courses are FREE- tuition and fees are waived by BC and KHSD provides the required materials.
  •  Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree by the time that they graduate from high school. Students who do not participate all 4 years will earn credits towards a degree, but not an entire degree. Some pathways may not be designed for full degree completion.
  •  Most courses are UC and CSU transferable and will count towards various Bachelor’s Degrees.
  •  Limited seats are available in each pathway. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and selected based on qualifications and fit for the program.
Available KHSD Early College Pathways
  •  Industrial Automation, Associate Degree Pathway @ CTEC
  • Public Health, Associate Degree for Transfer Pathway @ CTEC
  • Administration of Justice, Associate Degree for Transfer Pathway @ BCSW
  • Psychology, Associate Degree for Transfer Pathway @ BCSW
  • *NEW* Introduction to Health Careers Pathway @ CTEC                                                              For more information, please visit