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Program Overview

RECA is facilitated through Rampart’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program which prepares students for college through rigorous academic instruction in study skills, organization, note-taking, communication skills, writing, test-taking strategies, personal development and team building. AVID Elective teachers will work with students in the Early College Academy.

The benefits of Early College Academy include:

  • Opportunity to earn 30 General Ed. college credits, but you aren’t pigeon-hold into a major

  • The 30 credits are weighted

  • You do not need to pass an end of the year test like you do in AP or IB classes; instead, you need to pass the class

  • Taking rigorous classes with the support from your AVID Elective teacher

  • Majority of classes will be taught by Rampart teachers

  • Courses are offered within the school day, as part of the student’s regular schedule

  • This program is free


Complete the AVID Application and email to

If you are planning on attending Rampart High School via School Choice and are hoping to participate in this program, please complete the AVID application and complete the School Choice process. If you are accepted into RECA, your School Choice application will also be approved.