The Early College High School (ECHS) was established in Del Valle ISD during the 2015-2016 school year. It is a unique school that offers students rigorous coursework in high school and college. This enables students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree from Austin Community College at no cost to the student or their family. This unique school within a traditional high school setting is designed around the bold idea that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money toward a college degree, are powerful motivators for students to work hard and rise to new intellectual challenges.
Early College High School (ECHS) promotes an attitude of excellence and inspires young scholars to become active participants in their own learning as they seek to become lifelong learners and ethical citizens.
Student Voice…Student Choice
The Early College High School (ECHS) is committed to providing and delivering an excellent education for young scholars. Our goal is to empower young scholars to self-advocate using their voice and to make informed choices. We are committed to providing young scholars with a relevant and rigorous education founded on positive relationships with both staff and students. We are committed to providing young scholars with supports and skill sets that will launch them into successful adult lives prepared to be competitive in a global society.