Early College Program

Welcome to the Early College Program at WHS!

Early College Program Logo

 Program Coordinator: Ashley Bennett (Jackson)

Program Resource Teachers: Lynn Jacobs and Diane Crockett

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

Theater 101

PEFT 101 (PE equivalent)

Philosophy 101

Psychology 101

Student Development 103 (career and life planning)

English 101 and 102

History 112

Economics 111 (personal finance)

Appropriate math and lab science courses

Assorted electives

In grades 9 and 10, students will take Honors or GT level English, Honors or GT level Science, and AP level social studies courses

All students are enrolled in Honors level AVID

Message From the Coordinator

Applications for the Early College (Magnet) 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. Be sure to check our Magnet Page for updated application dates and deadlines. Parents and students can inquire about the admissions process by contacting Mrs. Bennett (Jackson) at [email protected].

Admitted students will also complete a CCBC application. Upon completion of that application, students will be enrolled at both Woodlawn High School and CCBC.

Admitted students should plan to participate in a summer orientation. Dates will be shared with the parents and guardians of admitted students. 

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

Meet our Department Members Below!



Ashley Bennett (Jackson)


[email protected]


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 fourth 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, daughter, and loved ones. I also love cooking, reading, and pretending I am an interior designer.


 Name Lynn Jacobs
 Email [email protected]
 Position Work Based Learning
Early College Program
 College(s) Attended Towson University (BS)
Loyola College (MS)
 Hometown Randallstown, MD
Bio: My name is Ms. Lynn Jacobs. I am the Early College Program Resource Teacher and Work-Based Learning Coordinator. This is my 31st year working in CTE in BCPS. I am looking forward traveling to CCBC with the Early College Program students and seeing them thrive in college. I am excited to work with the apprentices and students using their skills working in the real world. I will be building more connections for Apprenticeship Maryland to place the students.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy music and love to dance. I am excited to be part of the Woodlawn family


Diane Marie Crockett

 Email  [email protected]
Position  Resource Teacher
 College(s) Attended   

Case Western Reserve University (BA)

Kentucky State University (MPA)  

 Hometown  Philadelphia, PA

Hello!  My name is Diane Marie Crockett, Resource Teacher for the Early College Program.  I worked at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) for the past 22 years as the Director of Admissions.  I enjoy providing information and services to students to help them discover the numerous educational, career, and workforce opportunities and pathways.  Traveling, spending time with family, and watching sports are my favorite pastime activities.