Compton USD

Micah Ali, Board President; Darin Brawley, Superintendent; Pamela Maddox, Principal

Compton Early College High School is a unique program that offers concurrent enrollment at Compton College, allowing students to receive a high school diploma and an associate arts degree, or up to two years of college credit. CEC’s model enables students of color to access college credit usually not accessible in communities with high rates of poverty. CEC employs an innovative approach with a rigorous curriculum, which includes Advanced Placement courses, computer science and numerous service organizations, while ensuring access to resources that support them throughout this strategic learning experience. The mission of CEC does not focus solely on dual enrollment, rather, the focus is on ensuring students are equipped with the 21st century skills necessary to pursue higher education and graduate from college, while closing the opportunity gap. One-hundred percent of the 2019 CEC inaugural graduating class graduated, with 100 percent of these students being accepted into a four-year university.