Early College High School

"It made college more real to me." - Dimitri

Early College High School (ECHS) blends high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.

Students in ECHS programs gain the kind of advanced skills increasingly demanded in today’s workplace. ECHS also offers a valuable opportunity to students who often are under-represented in college: minorities, students from low-income families, and those whose parents never attended college.

The Austin Community College District works with partner school districts in our service area that operate early college high schools for their students.