The Early College High School (ECHS) Concept

Early College High School is a promising high school reform model targeting students for whom the transition into post-secondary education is currently problematic. Students of Early Colleges engage in a rigorous and supportive academic program of study that blends high school and college work with the goal that students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree or 60 college credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. General information about this program can be found in the Who We Are, Texas ECHS Map, and What is ECHS? sections of this website. Those interested in designing and planning a new Early College will find in-depth resources organized by topic in our Resource Guide.

ECHS Designation and Resource Updates

  • The 2012-2013 ECHS Designation is now available.

  • The Texas Education Agency has announced designation technical assistance for designation, March 21st.

  • The Dual Credit FAQ from the Texas Education Agency is available for download.
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