Early College High Schools

  • ECHS


    Early College High Schools (ECHS) 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 School’s provide students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an Associate degree or up to two years of college credit. Students take a mixture of high school and college classes in order to obtain their high school diploma and Associate's degree.

    Early College High Schools benefits:


    • 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.


    Click here to search HISD Early Colleges in your area.

    Click here to see 2021-22 Designated Early High Schools in Texas State.