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Early College High School Expands to Travis

Free is the cost of up to 60 hours of college credit for south Austin students

Beginning today, the early college high school program located at William B. Travis High School will give students the opportunity to take college courses for credit.

Through the early college high school program, students can earn up to 60 hours of college credit for free, with the opportunity to earn an associate degree.

“This program not only saves students and their families money when they earn college credit for free, but it will also allow these students to complete their bachelor's degree early,” said Travis High School Principal Ty Davidson.

Travis will be the third high school in Austin ISD to offer this program and the first school south of Lady Bird Lake.

“I'm proud of the Travis High School community for all the hard work they put in day after day to accomplish this,” said AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz.

College credit will be earned through partnership with Austin Community College as with AISD’s two existing early college high school programs at Reagan and LBJ High Schools.

“We're glad to be offering this program to more students and hope that many of them will take advantage of this free opportunity,” said Austin ISD Chief Officer for Teaching and Learning Edmund Oropez.

Travis High School went from being rated improvement required by the Texas Education Agency in 2014 to meeting all state standards and achieving six out of seven distinctions this year.

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