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College Credit Options

The following programs are the most commonly used by students while exploring a post-secondary learning experience. They allow students to assess college and career readiness, gain post-secondary admission, access appropriate rigor, explore to inform a post-secondary investment, and/or gain credits from a post-secondary institution.

Early College Partnership (ECP)


The Rockwood School District is proud to partner with St. Louis Community College to offer the Early College Partnership to CURRENT RSD sophomore students (Class of 2026).

The Early College Partnership (ECP) is a full-immersion, early entrance to college program located on the campuses of St. Louis Community College (STLCC)-Wildwood, Meramec and Forest Park. Students attend ECP for two years, replacing the junior and senior years of traditional high school. While at ECP, students engage in a curriculum consisting of all college coursework taught by professors at STLCC. Upon successful completion, students can earn an Associate of Arts degree, as well as a high school diploma.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete this ECP application and submit by the deadline on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Prospective students apply to the ECP during their sophomore year (10th grade).
  • Students interested in the Early College Partnership program with St. Louis Community College must meet the criteria set by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and:
  • Successfully completed their sophomore year of high school
  • A minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Complete the ECP application
  • Complete the STLCC application for Dual Enrollment
  • A signed agreement to abide by the expectations and responsibilities of the RSD Early College Partnership. (To be completed after admittance to the Early College Partnership program.)

Additional Information:

  • All courses are taken on campus or virtually at St. Louis Community College.
  • Families are responsible for all costs and fees associated with Early College Partnership coursework including tuition (offered at a reduced rate), transportation, books and fees.
  • Students are required to maintain passing grades (C or better) in all classes.
  • Students may return to their home high school for extracurricular activities, including sports.
  • STLCC Tuition per credit hour is $72.50. Students carrying a full course load - 12 credit hours - would pay $870 a semester for classes. Books and other fees are an additional cost.
  • A dual-enrollment form must be completed and signed by the family, student and the RSD Success Ready Counselor or Coordinator of School Counseling Matthew Berry each semester in order to register for classes.
  • An advisement meeting must occur prior to each semester with the RSD Success Ready Counselor and the College Advisor in order to register for classes.
  • Students will have an opportunity to earn an Associate degree from St. Louis Community College and will be able to transfer to any Missouri public university having completed all lower-division general education requirements. Most private institutions in Missouri and many in neighboring states also accept these credit hours, but students and families will need to confirm this with their destination school.
  • Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in their major, for all Missouri Transfer Core 42 (MOTR) courses transferred to Missouri state institutions.

ECP Virtual Information Meeting:

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 6:30pm

ECP Application Deadline:

Application must be completed by Tuesday, February 20, 2024


Make It Count!


The Make it Count Program is designed for students who have fulfilled their high school graduation requirements by the conclusion of the first semester, as an alternative to early graduation. Make it Count students spend the second semester of their senior year taking college classes full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours). This fully-immersive college experience allows students to get a real college experience, graduating with both a high school diploma and a full semester of college credit.

Earn a Full Semester of College Credit
During your Make it Count semester, you'll earn 12 credit hours – a full semester of college credit. This means you'll start college ahead of the game and save thousands of dollars on college costs!

Credits that Transfer

At STLCC, courses are designed to transfer. So when you move on to another college, you can trust the work you've put in will count. The courses you select will be courses within the Missouri CORE 42.

Admission Requirements

Complete the Make It Count application and submit by the deadline of Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Will be a Second-Semester high school senior
  • High school graduation requirements met
  • Apply to STLCC as a dual enrollment student
  • A signed agreement and commitment form to abide by the expectations and responsibilities of the Rockwood/STLCC Make It Count program. (To be completed after admittance to the Make It Count program)

Resources and Responsibilities

  • Families/ students are responsible for all costs and fees associated with the STLCC Make It Count coursework. It includes tuition (offered at a reduced rate of $72.50 per credit hour), books and fees.
  • Students will be responsible for their transportation to and from STLCC.
  • Students will have access and be responsible for checking in with the Rockwood Success Ready Counselor, Jamie Waeckerle, on-site at the STLCC campus.
  • Students will have access to the STLCC Student Resource Center, library and computer labs.
  • Students will be able to participate in STLCC clubs and campus events.
  • Students will be responsible for attending a STLCC Archer Orientation prior to the beginning of classes.
  • Grades earned on STLCC courses are transferred back to your Rockwood high school transcript.

MIC Virtual Information Meeting


MIC Informational Video

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Berry, Coordinator of K-12 Counseling, Early College Partnership, at, 636-733-2090 or Jamie Waeckerle, Success Ready Counselor, at 636-733-2093