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About ECHS

Areas of Study

Del Valle ISD has partnered with Austin Community College to provide our Early College High School (ECHS) young scholars with an educational opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree simultaneously while in high school.

Benefits of ECHS

The opportunities for students are endless with the Del Valle Early Colleges!  One of the major benefits of the Early Colleges is that tuition and textbooks are FREE.  There is zero cost to students and families who apply for and are accepted into one of our Early Colleges.  Our only ask is that students are ready and willing to become lifelong learners with an attitude of excellence in all they do!

ECHS students can participate in extracurricular activities during their freshman and sophomore years. However, the college course load increases during the junior and senior years, requiring careful consideration and planning to continue participating in both.