Eagle County Schools operates two Early College High Schools. Early College High School students remain technically enrolled in high school for a 5th or 6th year, allowing time to complete an Associates Degree or 60 college credits at Colorado Mountain College or Colorado Mesa University. Eagle County Schools receives per pupil revenue for students enrolled in Early College High Schools, and uses those funds to pay for college expenses. For those enrolled in Early College High Schools, Eagle County Schools pays college expenses, up to $5,000 per student per academic year. It is recommended that students transfer to Early College High School during the senior year. See your Guidance Counselor for more information on Early College High School.