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Early College Magnet Program


Graduate from Piner High School with up to a year of college credit!


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Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 School Year. Application deadline is January 31, 2019.




Thank You SRJC


Early College Magnet Program students tour UC Berkeley, Fall 2013:
ECMP UCB Tour Fall 2013



Piner High School and Santa Rosa Junior College have joined in an educational partnership to offer the Piner High School-SRJC Early College Magnet Program to qualified incoming 9th graders. This exceptional educational opportunity provides Piner students with accelerated learning in the company of other college bound students, while preserving their high school experience in sports, drama, music, student government, and other extra-curricular activities.


Program Details:

  • Freshmen and sophomores enroll in specific classes at PHS geared to prepare them for college success.
  • As juniors and seniors, students take four courses at Piner and up to two courses per semester at Santa Rosa Junior College.
  • Free tuition and book expenses are provided for up to 30 college credits.
  • Free transportation to and from SRJC is provided for students enrolled in college courses between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Students may choose to transfer approximately one year of college credit to one of the campuses of the California UC or CSU system.
  • Students may choose to stay at SRJC an additional year and complete a career certificate in a qualifying field, earn an AA degree, or transfer to a UC or CSU as a junior.

Student Expectations:

  • Pursue post secondary education
  • Devote minimum of two hours daily to homework
  • Participate in Early College Magnet activities
  • Attend SRJC support counseling classes.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average at PHS and the SRJC
  • Complete all Santa Rosa City Schools high school graduation requirements
  • Abide by all SRCS & SRJC rules

Student Support Provided by Piner:

  • An onsite program coordinator
  • Rigorous college preparatory courses
  • Support classes Junior & Senior year
  • Free transportation to and from SRJC for Monday-Friday morning and afternoon classes
  • Teachers knowledgeable of expected student outcomes in the program

Student Support Provided by SRJC:

  • Free college textbooks and class tuition - Up to 30 units
  • Access to library & research facilities
  • Access to tutoring center
  • An SRJC counselor with knowledge of magnet program and college entrance expectations
  • Resource room for PHS students on the SRJC campus
  • Ongoing collaboration with PHS staff
  • SRJC support classes at PHS:

Counseling 270 (Introduction to College)
Counseling 60 (Effective Study Workshop)