Lamberton High School in Philadelphia’s Overbrook section - assisted by Eastern University - will become the first public school in state history to establish an "early college high school". Under this innovative academic model, students completing four years of high school will simultaneously earn two years of college credit.
This program is an initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its effort to establish early college high schools throughout the country. Students wishing to opt out may transfer from Lamberton, Philadelphia’s only K-12 school. This means means that students outside of the catchment area can apply for any resulting vacancies.