May 30, 2017

​Pruning is a process done to encourage new and increased amounts of growth for trees, shrubs, or bushes. However, being a Tri-County Early College student, I think the term “pruning” is an appropriate metaphor for the growth of this past year. Much like a tree or shr...

May 8, 2017

I am writing this blog about my experience here at Tri County Early College to give some insight on what it's like coming here as a freshman student. I moved here from Illinois a year and a half ago and I attended another school for my eighth grade year. About ¾ of the...

May 1, 2017

This year at Tri-County Early College I had a tough time adapting, but eventually I started to get the hang of it.  Although at the beginning of the year I knew I was struggling, I persevered to get better.  Now it's near the end of the year and I realize I can easily...

April 25, 2017

In the summer of 2012, I received my acceptance letter form Tri-County Early College. It was so long ago that I don’t remember exactly how I felt, but I know I was happy to try something new. I remember the first day of high school - seeing all of my friends from other...

April 17, 2017

You might have heard some rumors that our school is unorthodox and doesn't help kids learn at all. Although we may not be your typical high school, our students are learning more than most people can imagine. Take it from me, a sophomore at TCEC who went to a tradition...

April 6, 2017

​If you are scared to succeed through challenges and hard work, this might not be the place for you.  But, if you are willing to have responsibilities and learn what it's like to be adult, this might just be the place for you. I'm glad that I came to this school becau...

February 5, 2016

​As an Early College science teacher, I strive to use a variety of researched-based 

approaches to teach my students.  At our school, we also want to instill an optimism and activism in students that leads to a deep belief in their agency to change the world.  This is...

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