Toledo Early College

All students who apply to Toledo Early College High School are considered, including students who are serviced through Individual Educational Plans. However, preference is given to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Students who are underrepresented in regard to completing post-secondary education;
  • Students who are economically disadvantaged, as defined by the Ohio Department of Education;
  • Students whose parents did not earn a college degree.
  1. Students and parents must attend an open house to learn about the program’s expectations, requirements and important dates. 
  2. Immediately following the open house, parents are encouraged to complete the application to Toledo Early College. An electronic application is also available on the TPS website.
  3. Upon receipt of the application, each student’s academic, and standardized test scores are accessed. Please note: If the student who applies is from TPS, we can obtain the records. If the student attends a non TPS school, parents must request the records to be sent to Toledo Early College HS. We can not consider the application until all records have been received and reviewed.
  4. Records are reviewed by the school staff to make an initial determination regarding the student’s status in terms of taking entrance tests. The initial determination is based on
    • Grades in the four core subjects: English, mathematics, science and social studies
    • The most recent Ohio State tests or equivalent.
  5. Prospective ninth grade students whose records meet our expectations are invited to take assessments in mathematics, reading and writing, as well as participate in a personal interview to determine if the applicant is confident, is a spontaneous and independent thinker, and is self-motivated. Interviews are conducted by one staff member and two students.
  6. Students who pass our assessments will attend a final interview with the principal and a teacher.
  7. All students are tentatively accepted, depending on final grades, attendance and behavior.
  8. Students and parents are required to attend a Mandatory Pre-Orientation meeting the 3rd Saturday in May.
  9. Students will begin their humanities (English and Social Studies) curricula during the summer. Summer reading all related materials are given to students during the Mandatory Pre-Orientation meeting.
  10. Students report to school the second week in August.