Early College High School

Gladys Porter ECHS

Maria E. Solis
(956) 698-1380

ECHS Program

Erika Medina

College Readiness Counselor ECHS/DE

Cristina Garzoria

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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