Amy Boyles
Executive Director
Early Career Academy
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Early Career Academy Provides Opportunity to Earn
a High School Diploma and Associate Degree Concurrently

Troy, Mich. (March 17, 2014) — The Early Career Academy ("ECA"), a new public charter high school, announces its opening at the ITT Technical Institute in Troy. Enrollment for incoming eleventh-grade students is now open. Classes for the 2014-2015 academic year will begin in August 2014.

"At the Early Career Academy, students have the opportunity to jumpstart their technical career by earning an associate degree while attending high school," states Brian Fifelski, President of the Troy ECA Board of Directors.

At the conclusion of the two-year program, students can graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree from ITT Technical Institute. Students will be able to choose from one of two degree tracks: Network Systems Administration or Software Development.

The Early Career Academy will be housed at ITT Technical Institute's Troy campus. Troy ECA Executive Director Amy Boyles says, "ECA is revolutionizing education for high school students by blending a STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curriculum with career and college readiness skills. ECA is a wonderful and unique opportunity for high school students. We are delighted to offer them opportunities to thrive and soar in a 21st Century workforce."

The first Open House will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the ITT Technical Institute located at 1522 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083.

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About Early Career Academy
The Early Career Academy (ECA) is a tuition-free public charter high school that serves 11th and 12th graders using a curriculum that allows students to pursue both a high school diploma and an associate degree from ITT Technical Institute. For more information, visit

About ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE: ESI) provides technology-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its accredited ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College to help students develop skills and knowledge that they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields. It owns and operates more than 135 ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College. ITT/ESI serves more than 55,000 students at its campuses in 39 states and online. Through the Center for Professional Development at ITT Technical Institute, ITT/ESI provides short-term information technology and business learning solutions for career advancers and other professionals. Headquartered in Carmel, IN, ITT/ESI has been actively involved in the higher education community since 1969 and can be found online at

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