CTE Dual Enrollment: What is Early College?

Wasco High School

Bakersfield College

Dual Enrollment offered at Wasco High



What is Early College?

Early College packages college course opportunities for high school students into pathways that begin in the 9th grade, allowing cohorts of students the opportunity to earn associate degrees and/or certificates by the time they walk across the stage at their high school graduation. Students who do not complete associate degrees or certificates will have the opportunity to earn credits towards degrees or certificates and will be on pathway to complete them after high school.


WHS and BC's Early College Vision:

  • Every educational pathway is clear and defined from K-12 to community college and into four-year institutions
  • Every high school student has an opportunity to earn at least 9 college credits by the end of graduation
  • Every high school student understands what it takes to earn a certificate, associate degree, or complete their chosen college pathway


Your high school student can complete a college degree or certificate on-site through a combination of dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment courses offered on Wasco Union High School campus.