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Early College High School

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Take the fast track to an associate degree

You can earn a high school diploma and an associate degree at the same time by enrolling in one of Austin Community College's partner schools or participate directly in ACC's new Early College High School pilot program for independent learners (pending approval from the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board).

Who is eligible?

Students entering grade 9 in a partner early college high school, private, or home-education programs.

What's required?

  • Satisfactory reading and writing scores on the TSI State Test or the PSAT, SAT, or ACT exams.
  • Acceptance a partner school or ACC’s early college high school program for independent learners.
  • Complete the ACC enrollment process.
  • Select and register for ACC classes before the open registration deadline.

What’s the cost?

Classes are free for students enrolled in one of the partner schools. Students enrolled in the independent learner option pay an ECHS per-course fee.

PARTNER SCHOOLS
SCHOOL DISTRICTHIGH SCHOOL
Austin ISD LBJ Early College High School
Reagan Early College High School
Bastrop ISD Colorado River Collegiate Academy
Elgin ISD Elgin Early College High School
Manor ISD Manor Early College High School

Information Sessions

Independent Learner Info Sessions
DateTimeCampus
Tue, March 24 7-8 pm Pinnacle
Thu, March 26 6-7 pm Round Rock
Sat, March 28 10-11 am Highland
Thu, April 2 6-7 pm Pinnacle
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