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Early College High School

 

 

Early College High Schools (ECHS) are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours. Early College High Schools:

  • provide dual credit at no cost to students
  • offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
  • provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
  • increase college readiness, and
  • reduce barriers to college access.

ECHS Designation

Under the authority of Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.908(b) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1091, the TEA developed a designation process for Early College High Schools. The designation process ensures that districts and colleges operating ECHS campuses maintain the integrity of the model, which was researched and designed to target and serve students who might not otherwise attend college.

The ECHS designation application is available online. Applications to serve as a designated Early College High School during the 2015-2016 school year must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2014.

Laws and Rules

The following links are about the laws and rules for early college programs:

Resources

The following links are resources about early college programs:


Contacts

Laura Gaines
Program Coordinator
laura.gaines@tea.state.tx.us
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581


Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
(512) 463-9581

  

  

 

 

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