The Early College Initiative at CUNY (ECI) designs, develops and supports schools that make earning a college degree more accessible, affordable, and attainable. ECI promotes social and economic mobility by restructuring the educational experience for students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Students have the opportunity to graduate from high school with up to two years of college credit – at no cost to students and their families. Schools are created and sustained through a deep and meaningful relationship with a City University of New York College (CUNY) institution and provide academic and social supports to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college courses while they are in high school and beyond. City College of New York partner school is City College Academy of the Arts (CCAA) a 6th-12th  school. CCAA is a learning community that is safe, supportive, rigorous, and challenging. CCAA offers integrated academic experiences that allow students to begin taking college courses as early as the 9th grade.

Sophia Bogues    
Director, Early College Program at CUNY CCNY

Phone: (212) 650-7983  Fax: (212) 650-8523  
Email:  ccnyearlycollege@ccny.cuny.edu