John Muir High School is home to the only Early College in PUSD.
In collaboration with Pasadena City College (PCC), students engage in a rigorous, four-year program, earning up to two years of transferable college credit while in high school.
Pasadena City College has a Northwest Campus located at John Muir High School. Early College courses are offered through PCC on John Muir’s campus.
- Students can earn up to two years of college credits that meet Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) while earning a high school diploma.
- All course fees and materials are FREE for John Muir students.
Early College students are enrolled in one of three career-focused academies. Academies are aligned with students interests and career goals, and are supported by leading industry partners who provide career-related experiential learning including field trips, job shadows, internships and guest speakers.
Unmatched College Savings
Early College @ John Muir High School is tuition free.
- All fees, books, and course materials are waived for dual enrollment courses.
- Save an average of $1,500-$15,000 per year in tuition and fees.
- Complete up to two years of college at the time of high school graduation.
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Comprehensive Student Support
- Tutors, mentors, and an Early College Counselor are available for guidance and personalized academic advisement.
- Muir and PCC provide tutoring services, college application assistance, and financial aid workshops, and SAT Prep classes.
- All freshmen learn AVID strategies and begin their Early College journey with an introductory college course to build stamina for college-level courses.
- Students participate in a weekly Early College Seminar to develop their 10-year education plan and participate in college and career workshops.
- Visit https://openenrollment.info to learn about enrollment timelines and procedures.
- Apply online through the PUSD’s annual Open Enrollment process.
- Our Early College Counselor assists students in completing a separate Pasadena City College application for Early College courses.