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Early College High School

Gladys Porter ECHS
Principal

Maria E. Solis
maesolis@bisd.us
(956) 698-1380

ECHS Program
Director

Rosalva P. Garza
rpgarza@bisd.us
956-698-1446

College Readiness Counselor ECHS/DE

Monica Olvera-Rivera
morivera@bisd.us
956-698-3118

What is an early college high school?

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 60 college credit hours. Early College High Schools:

  1. Provide dual credit at no cost to students
  2. Offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
  3. Provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
  4. Increase college readiness, and
  5. Reduce barriers to college access.
     

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Is the Early College High School Model Successful?

The Early College model is gaining national attention due to its success in raising high school graduation and college retention rates for students at risk of not graduating. The program provides student support systems, including tutoring, counseling, and mentoring while reducing barriers to college for students who might not otherwise achieve post-secondary success.

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