Early College Program

Welcome to the Early College Program at WHS!

Early College Program Logo

 Program Coordinator: Ashley Bennett (Jackson)

Program Resource Teacher: Kimberley Harris-Simms

Program Counselor: Shedana Hayes-Agent

Program Description

This program provides students with a college preparatory program that combines high school and college in a supportive, yet rigorous educational environment. Through the partnership between the Community College of Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools, students will have the opportunity to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts in General Studies degree or up to 60 credits toward a Bachelor’s degree, which may be eligible for reciprocal credit at a four-year college or university.  Students will earn credits through coursework completed at both the high school campus and/or at the community college campus. College credits are tuition free, and students are provided textbooks for their classes.

Noteworthy Classes

Communications 101

Health 101

Theater 101

Advanced Academic Literacy 053

Philosophy 101

Psychology 101

English 101 and 102

History 112

Economics 201

Appropriate math and lab science courses

Assorted electives

Message From the Coordinator

Applications for the Early College Program are accepted in grade 8 for entry in grade 9. Existing Woodlawn High School 9th grade students may be eligible for admittance in grade 10. Parents and students can inquire about the admissions process by contacting Mrs. Bennett Jackson at abennett2@bcps.org.

Transportation is provided for students zoned to attend high schools in the Northwest or Southwest areas.

Download the ECP Application here

Meet our Department Members Below!



Ashley Bennett Jackson




Early College Program Coordinator 

College(s) Attended

The University of Maryland, College Park (BA)

Notre Dame of Maryland University (MAT)

Loyola University Maryland (Administrator 1 Certificate)


Baltimore, Maryland

Bio: My name is Mrs. Bennett Jackson, but I still go by Mrs. Bennett because I was a Bennett for 33 years and…I like it! I am the proud Coordinator of the Early College Program at WHS, and this is my second year as a Woodlawn Warrior. Before joining the WHS family, I worked as a Consulting (Mentor) Teacher, and a Spanish Teacher/Department Chair – all in BCPS buildings. I’m also a proud BCPS Alum (The Randallstown Rams are always in my heart).

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband, baby daughter, and loved ones. I also love cooking, reading, and pretending I am an interior designer.