ECHS – LEE Summary

“To those searching for truth – not the truth of dogma and darkness but the truth brought by reason, search, examination, and inquiry – discipline is required.  For faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction.” 

 -Thomas Edison

 In partnership with Edison State College and the Lee County Public Schools, Edison Collegiate High School – Lee desires to provide the citizens of Lee County with a unique and unparallel educational opportunity.  By opening a collegiate high school in direct partnership with Edison State College, students will be able to simultaneously earn a traditional high school diploma and an Associate in Arts degree by taking dual enrollment classes during their junior and senior years.  This incredible opportunity will be available to students at no cost through an open enrolment process and will provide them with an experience rooted in the best available research and educational philosophy.

Because of the small nature of the school and the close association with Edison State College, students will be able to be actively engaged in the educational process.  Primary focus will be on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) delivered through experiential and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.  This rich and student centered problem solving atmosphere will allow students the opportunity to personally construct knowledge in response to the experiences mapped out by their highly qualified and specifically trained teachers.  Edison State College’s support for this incredible opportunity is evident in Edison’s Destination 2020 strategic plan.

In short, the mission of ECHS – Lee is to provide students with an accelerated opportunity to participate in the joys and benefits of a highly relevant and applicable educational experience.