HSI Early College Program
The HSI-Early College Program (HSI-ECP) is a federally funded grant project through the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on early college initiatives and introduces our Latinx and low-income high school students to college via participation in Dual Enrollment.
Dual Enrollment is an opportunity for high school students to take college-level courses that count for both high school and college credit.
Why Consider Dual Enrollment?
- Earn college credit while you're still in high school
- Save money on college tuition
- Take less time to earn a college degree
- Take advantage of college resources
- Get a head start on your future career
- Dual Enrollment Course Offerings
- Academic & Career Counseling
- Bilingual College Success Workshops
- Familia, Mentorship & Community Building
- Disability Services
"See, the difference between college and high school is how you get help. In college, you have to ask for it and look for help yourself. Graduating students need to understand that people aren't just going to come to you. That's why, when I'm looking at classes I could take, I'm not looking at just the class. I'm asking people what kind of help I can get for the class." -- Tina Johnstin, 20
|Legislation||IDEA is about providing support for the student to do well in school.||ADA assures that students with disabilities have the support they need to access everything college offers.|
|Class Materials||Teachers must change the material so you can better understand it.||Professors don’t have to change the material, but they do have to provide students with accommodations determined by disability services.|
|Evaluation||The school district evaluates students’ learning and reports disabilities to teachers.||Students must start a conversation about their disability if they want to request accommodations.|
|Who Provides Services||Parents and teachers help students.||Students must get help from Disability Services Office.|
|Personal Care Services||Personal care services (assistance getting to class or lunch) are required.||The college is not responsible for providing these services. It is up to you to find help.|
|Student Records||The parent has access to student records.||The parent has no access to student records without the student’s permission.|
|Advocacy||Parent advocates for the student.||Students advocate for themselves.|
|School Year||The school year runs from September to June.||The school year is divided into two semesters: August to December and January to May.|
|Contact Frequency||Daily contact with teachers.||Classes meet less frequently, so you will see your instructors.|
|Getting Extra Help||Teachers make sure that students get extra help.||Students must schedule a time to get the extra help they need.|
|Responsibility||Teachers tell students where to go to get the help they need.||The student is responsible for knowing where to go to get information and assistance.|
|Keeping Schedules||Teachers often remind you of assignments and due dates.||Professors expect you to read the course syllabus. They do not remind you of upcoming due dates.|
Source: Think College
|Davis Joint Unified
||Da Vinci High School|
|Davis High School|
|King High School|
|DSIS High School|
|Sacramento City Unified||Sacramento New Technology
|The Met Sacramento
||River City High School|
|Washington Middle College High School|
|Yolo High School|
|St. Hope Public Schools||St. Hope Sacramento Charter High School
- Be at least 14 years old or having started 9th grade
And meet one or more of the following:
- Self-identify as LatinX or other historically under-resourced community
- Qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch
- Attend a participating high school
Learn More & Join
Apply and Enroll in Early College Program (HSI)
Steps to apply to and enroll in HSI-Early College Program (HSI-ECP)
Director, Student Support Specialists, and coordinators in the HSI Early College Program team.
Frequently asked questions about the HSI-Early College Program (HSI-ECP).
The Dual Enrollment program allows current high school or adult school students to take up to 11 units at Sacramento City College each semester.
Hispanic Serving Institution
What does being a Hispanic Serving Institution mean?
Phone: (916) 558-2644
Google Text: (916) 241-3670
Student Services, STS 140
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Hispanic Serving Institution
The Department of Education (DOE) defines as an HSI any institution of higher learning with an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25% Hispanic. SCC has, in fact, more than 29% of our student population who identify themselves as Hispanic, Latina/o/x, Mexican, Mexican-American, or Chicana/o/x. This student population representing the single highest racial/ethnic group at the college.