Meaningful, multi-level, collaboration

The AAEC of 2020: Five campuses adjacent to Maricopa Community Colleges, and the Prescott Valley campus near Yavapai College. In 23 years, students have earned thousands of college credits, hundreds of Associate Degrees – and saved families millions of dollars!

Our high schools and the colleges work together to create effective and productive pathways for AAEC students, and to ensure that those students function safely and successfully in the essentially adult environment of community colleges. The record of over 23 years shows that AAEC students “student up” (a term coined by PVCC President Paul Dale), confirming the belief of parents and educators alike: that high expectations generate great student results.

Early College - Partnership with Local Colleges