Friday, May 11, 2018
Youngstown Early College students and staff continue to earn awards and achievements.
Of the Class of 2018’s 53 seniors, 49 of them earned an associate’s degree. That’s 91 percent, the school’s highest number.
Last year, 64 percent of the Class of 2017 earned their associate’s degrees, up from 60 percent in 2016, 39 percent in 2015 and 22 percent in 2014.
This week, YEC also earned the designation of Bronze Medal winner in U.S. News’ annual Best High Schools list. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
YEC also earned the publication’s Bronze Medal in 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2011.
Since its inception, YEC, a Youngstown City School District program, has been housed in Fedor Hall on the Youngstown State University campus. Moving the school to the Ward building will allow the district to open up YEC to even more students. With the new quarters being right next to campus, it also retains the YSU connection. YEC is expected to open this fall in its new building.