Frequently Asked Questions FAQs
The Workman Early College Academy Network (WECAN) offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses within and outside of their regular high school day in a challenging, yet supportive and motivating environment. All the Workman Early College Academy Network students are expected to take college courses and earn significant college credit toward their future goals with the possibility of earning an AA or completing the UC/CSU transfer requirements upon graduating a high school.
Students who are motivated, mature, disciplined, have good attendance, and demonstrate academic potential are ideal applicants. Students must have a GPA above 2.5 for consideration.
To apply to the Workman Early College Academy Network, you must submit a completed application by the indicated deadline. Applications for the next school year are usually available around December of the prior year.
Applications are available online or at William Workman High School starting from December to mid-spring. You can also get a PDF copy of the application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! If you live outside the boundaries of HLPUSD, context us at email@example.com for information about obtaining an interdistrict permit.
Yes. All students at the Workman Early College Academy Network are mainstreamed in general education courses. Applicants will need to provide copies of their individualized educational plan (IEP) with their application.
Workman Early College Academy Network will notify most students who have submitted applications after the Application Committee reviews them. This process typically takes 4-6 weeks after the application is submitted. Those who have been accepted may be required to formally accept the offer and complete additional paperwork for both the high school and college. Failure to respond to an acceptance offer by the date given will forfeit your acceptance and result in your space being offered to another student. Accepted students are required to attend a New Student Orientation during late Spring.
Most classes offered on our high school campus generally take place during the school day. Students may choose to take classes on Mt. SAC campuses through special admit.
There are no fees for tuition, books, or materials for high school students who enroll in dual enrollment courses at Workman Early College Academy Network.
For every 1 unit of a college course, WECAN students are expected to dedicate approximately 2 hours to studying weekly.
Yes. All graduates will have completed A-G requirements.
Workman Early College Academy Network is housed inside a comprehensive high school where students can enjoy the full high school experience. Students can participate in sports and extracurricular activities as well as dances, and rallies
Workman Early College Academy Network allows students to enroll in college courses as early as the summer after ninth grade and complete more college courses in four years than other dual enrollment programs at other high schools. Workman Early College Academy Network students can expect to have the opportunity to complete up to 60 college credits through the program and earn AA degree or complete UC/CSU transfer requirements.
Yes. Workman Early College Academy Network students are also Workman High School students. They have full access to high school honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students will work with high school and Mt. SAC counselors to design their 4-year academic plan.
The major difference between the Workman Early College Academy Network and Advanced Placement classes is that WECAN students will have a college transcript and will receive college credit as soon as they successfully complete a college class. In contrast, AP students must complete the course and score a minimum score on the national AP exam in that subject area to be considered for credit. The minimum AP exam score accepted for college credit varies by institution.
There are some significant advantages to earning transferable college credit during high school.
- Earning college credit or even a college degree at a young age can help inspire students to continue their college education and enhance their employment prospects.
- Entering college with a significant number of college credits allows more flexibility and a higher likelihood of degree attainment within 4 years.
- There is also a significant financial benefit to families, as all college credits earned through WECAN are free to students.
No. Most Workman Early College Academy Network credits will transfer easily to 4-year public colleges and universities. High school counselors and college advisors can answer questions about specific courses and colleges.