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ECHS

ECHS Information

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Required criteria for students:

1) attend Poteet ISD 8th Grade

2) be a first year 9th grader

3) has an individual desire to be in the program

 

Targeted criteria set by the State are:

1) at-risk (students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically)

2) economically disadvantaged

3) English Learners (EL)

4) first-generation college-goers (neither parent has a Bachelor's Degree or higher)

***all interested students are encouraged to apply

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 up to 60 college credit hours. Under the authority of Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.908(b) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1091, the TEA has developed a designation process for Early College High Schools. The designation process ensures that districts and colleges operating ECHS campuses maintain the integrity of the model, which was researched and designed to target and serve students who would not otherwise consider attending college.” (https://tea.texas.gov/ECHS/