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Why ECHS at VC?

Academic Credit Opportunities for El Camino Students

El Camino Course Offering
• Book-based and internet-based options
• College Prep Classes
• Select Honors and Advanced Placement Courses (teacher permission


Ventura College Classes (Early College Academy)

• Build high school and college transcripts.

• College courses come back to high school transcript at an accelerated rate.

• Select college classes can be used to fulfill high school graduation and/or A-G requirements.

• El Camino students enroll for classes before students from all other high schools.

• El Camino students do not pay college tuition. They do pay student fees (currently maximum of $32 each semester) and for books.

• Students may work toward AA, completion of general studies requirements, completion of transfer requirements, while in high school.

Community Service

• Students are involved in Community Service Opportunities all over the county and earn credit for their hours.

Student Leadership

• Get involved in student government through ECHS’ Student Leadership course. Earn elective credit and provide service to your school and community

Independent Study PE

• Utilize community-based opportunities to earn PE credit. Must be pre approved.

• Organizations must meet criteria and provide mandatory documentation. • Any cost is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
• Students have the option of taking PE at Ventura College if PE credit is needed.
Multi-site at VUSD Comprehensive High School

• Foreign Language, Drama, Music, etc. Requires permission of both ECHS and boundary school.

• Sports (must be at boundary school in the student's home district and may be used for PE credit). Requires permission of both ECHS and boundary school.

Internships/Directed Studies

• Provides opportunities for students to participate in special projects or experiences such as an internship at CAPS TV, or in the pre-engineering program at the Navy base.