The Early College Program is a partnership between Dorchester School District Two and Trident Technical College. The program is offered free of charge to all district students. Fort Dorchester students, who apply and are accepted to the program, have the opportunity to earn dual credit, and upon graduation from high school, students can earn an associate's degree.
Recruitment efforts are intended for students who are typically underrepresented in colleges and universities today, but all students are able to apply. The application process typically begins in the late fall and applicants are notified of acceptance to the program in the spring. Those interested can speak with the school counseling office for more information.
Students must successfully pass certain areas of the Accuplacer test to qualify for the program.