What is Early College High School?
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
Crockett Early College High School provides the opportunity for students to earn an associate's degree or up to 60 hours of credit toward a bachelor's degree--all while in high school! Early College High Schools are an innovative way for high school students to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year associate's degree (or up to two years' credit toward a bachelor's degree) in the time it takes to go to high school--saving students both time and money. Early College High Schools are focused on getting students on a direct college path.
Educational partnership is between Austin ISD and Austin Community College (ACC).
- Students can earn tuition-free, college credits that also satisfy high school requirements, up to 60 credits of free college! Students can earn an associate's degree at the same time as a high school diploma.
- Students must meet college-readiness standards to take college courses. When college-ready, students may begin college courses as early as their freshman year.
- Students attend college classes during the day at South Austin ACC campus, or on the Crockett campus with ACC professors.
- Students can access college support services including college advising, career counseling, free tutoring, use of facilities and participate in events for free.
- There is no cost to the families or students for tuition, textbooks, or associated course fees.
We are looking for students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Fall start: students who are currently in their 8th or 9th grade year. Spring start: students who are currently in their 9th or 10th grade year.
- Students who are 1st generation college potential (neither custodial parent has received a 4-year degree)
- Students who would benefit from accelerated academic instruction
- Students who are at-risk of not completing high school or pursuing higher education
- Students who are under-served in higher education
In addition, the following are key attributes of successful ECHS students:
- The ability to make mature, responsible, independent, and productive choices that contribute to success and growth
- The desire to be intellectually challenged and experience rigorous college-level and honors-level high school courses
- The ability to work cooperatively and be engaged in communication, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, and making education a priority
- The desire to effectively and appropriately use technology toward educational purposes and enrichment