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Early College High Schools

What is an Early College High School?

  • A partnership between a high school and a college.
  • A school that provides students with up to 60 college credit hours to earn an Associate's Degree and can lead toward a Bachelor’s degree at no cost to the students.  Tuition, course fees, and textbooks are all covered for program participants.

Early College High Schools

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TEA Early College High School Required Products

ECHS Blueprint

Benchmark 1

Lottery Procedures
Admission Policy and Enrollment Application
Recruitment Plan
Written Communication Plan

Benchmark 2

Benchmark 3

2020-2021 ECHS/IHE Leadership Meeting Agendas
2020-2021 School Board and Board of Regent's Presentations
2020-2021 Committee Members
2021-2022 Strategic Priorities

Benchmark 4

Calendar of Family Outreach Events
Professional Learning Communities Agendas
Advisory/Study Skills Curriculum Material
Master Schedules

Benchmark 5

TSI Testing Dates, Sign Up Process and Intervention Expectations
TSI Exam Performance
Tutoring Program Schedule

Benchmark 6

Mentor/Induction Program Plans
Professional Development Plan with ECHS and IHE Faculty
ECHS Liaison Meeting Agendas and Documents

“The Early College model is gaining national attention due to its success in raising high school graduation and college retention rates for students at risk of not graduating. The program provides student support systems, including tutoring, counseling, and mentoring while reducing barriers to college for students who might not otherwise achieve post-secondary success.”
-Texas Early College High School website