California Early College Academy (CECA) is a partnership between Inderkum High School, American River College (ARC), and AVID.
California Early College Academy is a college readiness pathway that affords students the opportunity to graduate with upwards to a full year of transferable college credit through American River College.
CECA students will participate in a rigorous college readiness pathway that culminates in a real college experience that is embedded in the student’s high school experience.
California Early College Academy represents a formalized articulation agreement between the Natomas Unified School District and the Los Rios Community College District through which high school students will be concurrently enrolled at Inderkum High School while taking college courses offered through American River College – Natomas Center. Students who participate in CECA will have the ability to prepare for post-secondary options in an academy format that maintains the high academic standards for graduation from high school with college credits.
The proximity between Inderkum High School and American River College’s North Campus creates a dynamic relationship that allows for both innovation and creativity to meet the academic needs of our students.
An added benefit of California Early College Academy is the opportunity for students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously without the need for transportation to an off-site location. The academy course of study is structured so that students will have the opportunity to graduate from the 12th Grade with upwards to a full year or more of transferable college credits earned while remaining on the same physical site.
California Early College Academy offers a prescribed curricular system of classes grounded in the AVID College Readiness System, and influenced by the Enhanced Learning Series offered to students at American River College.
Through the collaborative efforts of Inderkum High School, American River College and AVID, the intended outcome is to provide students with an avenue to be ready for college and career endeavors.
CECA is truly a college readiness program that culminates with real college experience.
CECA is committed to providing a quality Early College Education to ALL students.