Itineris Early College High School

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Itineris Early College High School
Itineris logo.jpg
Location
8714 Roy Del Circle, West Jordan, UT 84088
United States
Information
Type Public
Established 2004
Principal Stephen Jolley
Website

Itineris Early College High School is an independent public charter school that first opened in 2004.[1] It was located in West Jordan, Utah, USA, on the campus of Salt Lake Community College. In 2014, The school was relocated to a new building nearby the Salt Lake Community College campus.

The school enables attendees to earn their associate’s degree concurrent with their high school diploma. Itineris has a wide variety of courses ranging from the sciences and mathematics to English and history. In junction with Salt Lake Community College, Itineris also has classes taught outside the campus that will help students achieve enough credits to receive their associate degree in biotechnology or general studies.[clarification needed] The school blends a college and high school lifestyle in that there is an easy transition from high school to college in three years with the support of friends, family and administration. Itineris Early College High School is a new kind of institution that blends high school and college into a coherent educational program.[buzzword] It is designed so that all students can achieve up to two years of college credit at the same time as they are earning a high school diploma. Itineris Early College High School shares similar characteristics of other early college high schools that have been shown to improve learning and academic success for students.

These characteristics include:

  • Being located on or near college campus
  • Operating within a mature learning environment
  • Offering a rigorous curriculum
  • Pursuing college credit within an accredited college degree-granting program

Currently, there are more than twenty early college high schools in the US. The Jobs for the Future Early College High School Initiative, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation, and The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has awarded more than $50 million in grant money to support approximately 100 new schools over the next five years.

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Coordinates: 40°34′59″N 111°58′29″W / 40.58306°N 111.97472°W / 40.58306; -111.97472