HIBBERD Early College Preparatory Academy

EARLY COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY - Located at the Hibberd Program Building

The Early College Preparatory Academy provides a unique experience for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders especially selected to participate in this program.  FOUR Cohorts learn together preparing students for college level coursework that will begin when students bridge to the Richmond High School Early College hosted at Richmond High School and Ivy Tech Community College.

 

 

                    

Cohort VI published a poetry book for their bridgeway project - "Look Up." It features poems, stories, essays, and reflections about place collected across generations.

Thank you to the Indiana University Women's Philantrophy Leadership Council for their generous contribution to this project!

 

 

Mission Statement: RCS Early College is a supportive family of lifelong learners dedicated to using our gifts to ensure success through positive relationships, heightened academic rigor, and community engagement.

  

Cohort VI - Bridgeway Graduation Ceremony 2016

 

                                         Hibberd ECPA Faculty Members

Tiauna Washington, RCS Early College Co-Coordinator, 6-8 Science; 8th Grade Advisor

Ginger Middleton, 5/6 Teacher, 6th Grade Advisor

Brad Pitcher, 5/6 Teacher, 5th Grade Advisor

Jennifer Kelly, 7/8 English and Social Studies Teacher, 7th Grade Advisor

 

Amy Pierson, Pre-Algebra Math Teacher

Richard Shroyer, Algebra Teacher

Misael Menchaca, Spanish Teacher

Gail Bratton, Music Teacher

Pam Kirk, PE/Health Teacher

Tammy Talbot, Art Teacher

 

Take a look inside the Early College Classroom.

Check out the latest Early College Newsletter.

 

ECPA is founded on FOUR CORNERSTONES.  FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND COLLEGE PARTNERS join together to construct EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES for RCS EARLY COLLEGE students.

 

THE EARLY COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY  mission is to prepare students ready for rigor at the intermediate level for the dual credit opportunites that will open for them at the RHS EARLY COLLEGE. 

 

What are the advantages of an ECPA education?

  • Academically challenging curriculum
  • Faculty and staff who care about students’ success
  • A safe, supportive environment
  • A culture of achievement
  • Peers who are determined to go to college
  • Training in good study habits needed for college
  • Help with the college admission process
  • Presentation and public speaking skills

 

                 COHORT V LOOKING FORWARD 2015

 

 

 CORNERSTONE I   RIGOROUS ACADEMICS

ECPA Science Fair

 

East Central Regional Science Fair Winners

We took 14 students who competed at the East Central Regional Science Fair at Ball State University on February 18th. 8th grader Jada J. won 1st place in Microbiology, 7th grader Chloe B. won 1st place in Physics, 6th graders Yoslene S. won 2nd place in Energy and Ruth R. won honorable mention in computer science.

8th graders Jada J. and Dezi R. won special awards from the American Association of University Women.

7th grader Chloe B. was selected to move on to the state competition at IUPUI on April 1st.

 

Science Fair 2017 Winners

  

              5th Grade                                     6th Grade                             

          

                  7th Grade                                                  8th Grade

 

Culture Fair 2017

Coming Soon....

 

CORNERSTONE II   SERVICE LEARNING

 

 5th Grade - Hibberd Life Skills

 

6th Grade - COPE Environmental Center

 

   7th and 8th Grades - Wayne County Historical Museum


          

                                                   

CORNERSTONE III   HABITS OF MIND

 

 

CORNERSTONE IV   COLLEGE & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

          

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE - RICHMOND: PRIMARY COLLEGE PARTNER 

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST - RICHMOND                   

 

PURDUE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - RICHMOND

 

RCS EARLY COLLEGE ADVISORY COUNCIL~

The purpose of the Early College Advisory Council is to foster communication and collaboration between the RCS Early College program and the Richmond community, including families, colleges, businesses, and community leaders.  

 

At each meeting, Early College staff update the community about our program progress and events.  Attendees then provide feedback and advice about how to improve the program. These conversations facilitate the networks and resources that Early College depends upon.

 

        

                            

 

Top Ten Things PARENTS Can Expect from the

Early College and its TEAM

 

  1. Everyone relies on your child’s daily attendance
  2. Our hearts, minds, and doors are always open to you.
  3. We care about what is important to you and your child
  4. We want you to know what is going on at school- our newsletters will come out with the DMS paper this year
  5. Our learning environment fosters open communication, responsibility, respect, cooperation, flexibility, and safety
  6. You can expect your child to be honored as an individual
  7. You can expect your child to learn how to function with a group
  8. You can expect to be a teacher to your child as we walk alongside your leadership
  9. You can expect to be asked questions so we know what will work best for your child. However, you can also expect that we will respect your family culture.
  10. You and your child can expect that we will help your child build academic and personal success.

 

Early College Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RCSEarlyCollegeAcademy/

Early College Preparatory Academy YouTube Channel