Early College Academy

Early College Academy

The ECA Scholars Scholarship application is available for all students who attended the ECA and have plans to pursue higher education in the 2015-2016 school year.  To learn more click here.  Applications are due May 25, 2015.

Enroll Today!  Interested in becoming an ECA student? Call our office to learn more 503.972.2461


The NAYA Early College Academy is committed to creating a positive education that emphasizes student empowerment and academic excellence. We value the integrity of core American Indian and Alaska Native values in partnership with parents, families, elders, and community members.

Core Values

  • Respect.
  • Balance.
  • Pride.
  • Giving.
  • Community.
  • Tradition.
  • Kindness.
  • Accountability.
  • Diversity.
  • Leadership.

About the program

The NAYA Early College Academy nourishes a hands-on, culturally relevant, student-centered learning environment. The Academy offers a blended high school and postsecondary curriculum for 9th to 12th graders aged 14 to 20. Students attending the Academy have the unique opportunity to earn a high school diploma and can earn college credit. Small class sizes encourage individualized educational options for each student. Academic programming integrates local Native culture, family and community outreach, and partnerships with Portland Community College and other postsecondary institutions.
The Academy serves the following school districts:

  • Portland Public
  • David Douglas
  • Centennial