AUSTIN — Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced approval of 41 new Early College High School (ECHS) designations for the 2017-2018 school year.

Early college high schools are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and either an associate degree or at least 60 college credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. Under this model, an ECHS provides dual credit at no cost to students; offers rigorous instruction and accelerated courses; provides academic and social support services to help students succeed; increases college readiness; and reduces barriers to college access.

The following 41 new campuses were designated for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Austin ISD (3) – David Crockett Early College High School; Eastside Memorial Early College High School; Sidney Lanier Early College High School
  • Charlotte ISD – Charlotte Early College High School
  • Dallas ISD (17) – Bryan Adams P-TECH at Eastfield College Pathways to Teaching Early College High School; Carter P-TECH at Cedar Valley College; Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Global Studies Health & Technology Early College High School; Franklin D. Roosevelt H-TECH at El Centro College Health and Technology Early College High School; Hillcrest Engineering Technology Early College High School; James Madison P-TECH at El Centro College Pathways to Technology Early College High School; L. G. Pinkston Health and Technology Early College High School; Lincoln Business Technology Early College High School; Molina B-TECH Academy at Mountain View College; South Oak Cliff Pathways to Technology Early College High School at Mountain View College; Sunset Public Health and Teaching Early College High School; Thomas Jefferson P-TECH at Brookhaven College Pathways to Technology Early College High School; W. T. White Business and Teaching Early College High School (B-Tech) at Brookhaven College; Wilmer-Hutchins Energy & Construction Technology Early College High School (E-TECH); Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH)*; North Dallas P-TECH*; W. H. Adamson Pathways to Technology Early College High School*
  • Edgewood ISD (San Antonio) (2) – Kennedy Early College High School; Memorial High School
  • Fort Worth ISD – The Collegiate Academy at Dunbar High School
  • Goose Creek CISD – Stuart Career Tech High School
  • Lancaster ISD – Lancaster STEM Early College High School
  • Laredo ISD – Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Early College High School
  • Mansfield ISD – Tarrant County College Southeast Mansfield ISD Early College High School at Timberview
  • Pasadena ISD (4) – J. Frank Dobie Early College High School; Pasadena Memorial Early College High School; Sam Rayburn Early College High School; South Houston Early College High School
  • Premont ISD – Premont Early College High School
  • Socorro ISD – Trailblazers Early College High School
  • Three Rivers ISD – Three Rivers Early College High School
  • Tomball ISD – Tomball Star Academy
  • Uvalde CISD
  • West Orange-Cove CISD – West Orange-Stark Early College High School
  • Ysleta ISD (2) – Parkland Early College High School; Ysleta High School Early College Academy
  • Angelina County Cooperative Early College High School* – Central ISD, Dibold ISD, Huntington ISD, Hudson ISD, Lufkin ISD, Zavalla ISD

* Designates Industry Cluster Innovative Academy grantee. Additional information about the Industry Cluster Innovative Academy grants may be found at www.tea.texas.gov/industrycluster.

With these new designations, Texas is now home to 198 early college high school campuses. A full list of all 198 designated early college high schools and additional information can be found on the Texas Education Agency website at http://tea.texas.gov/ECHS.

Texas Education Agency (April. 27, 2017) TEA announces early college high school designations. Retrieved from tea.texas.gov.