EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL SUPPORTS
WHAT IS AN EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL?
According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Early College High Schools (ECHSs) 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.
The Office of College, Career, and Life Readiness delivers supports for Early College High Schools through technical assistance and training events. The catalog for the Center for Excellence in College and Career Readiness contains more information about ECHS professional development offerings.