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Brooklyn Center Early College Academy (ECA) offers students a learning experience customized to their needs while providing the skills to succeed after graduation.

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We Go Beyond

Nurturing Curiosity. Cultivating Community. Raising healthy kids.

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Who We Are

We stand front and center for diversity, respect and unity.

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Anti-Racism in Brooklyn Center

Instead of avoiding discomfort, we work to reject our biases — big or small — by confronting them with ferocity and compassion.

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Tight-Knit Community

At ECA, students develop close relationships with staff and their peers in a tight-knit learning community where everyone helps one another succeed.

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We work to equip every student with the knowledge, life skills, and global perspectives to contribute to an ever­-changing world.

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As a Community School District, we thrive on continuous partnership, inviting students and families to shape culture, and connecting with community organizations to provide on-site educational, enrichment and support services.

Community Education Class

Brooklyn Center Community Schools’ Community Education Department offers lifelong opportunities for learners of all ages through various programs and activities.

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Students at the ECA have access to support services such as mental health and chemical dependency counseling and child care services. 

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Brooklyn Center Community Schools is committed to equipping each student, staff member and community member with the knowledge to contribute to their lifelong personal wellness by promoting equity, social-emotional development, nutritional education, environmental stewardship, physical activity, and more.

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Students at the ECA have the opportunity to attend college courses at MCTC and NHCC starting in grade 10. Staff members customize instruction for all students in small classroom settings.

From Our Community

Renee Starr

It is a complete joy to work with our students. In my time here, I have met so many smart and authentic young people, whose ideas and actions add so much to our community and they simply make my life more enjoyable.

Renee Starr, Community Schools Manager

Giselle Martinez

As a Centaur at the ECA I feel a part of a great community.

Giselle Martinez, Class of 2023

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Students Enrolled in ECA


Early College Academy Staff Members


Annual Visits to the Family Resource Rooms

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