The Early College High School program was created in August 2015. ECHS is a unique program that offers students rigorous coursework in high school and college. This enables students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree from Austin Community College (ACC) at no cost to the student or their family. This unique program within a traditional high school 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 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
Early College High School 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.