College & Career Programs

College & Career Programs

Our Early College Programs prepare you for a career in demand such as technology, healthcare, real estate, construction or education. While in high school, you can earn a two-year associates degree at no cost through our partnership with Austin Community College (ACC). These college credits can be put towards a four-year degree or you can enter directly in the workforce after graduation. The choice is yours. Either way, you can get up to two years of college credit without taking on any debt.

Austin ISD Early College High School Programs!


Early College Programs

Pathways in Technology (P-TECH)

Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) Get on a career path in computer technology, real estate, education, construction, cyber security, hospitality, or healthcare right out of high school. Earn a two-year Applied Associate of Science (AAS) degree from ACC along with your high school diploma at no cost to you. You will be mentored from start to finish, have real-life work experiences, and be first in line for job opportunities upon program completion. You must submit an application to participate. P-Tech programs are available at Akins, Crockett, LBJ, Navarro, Northeast, and Travis high schools.

New this year! AISD is providing scholars free transportation to any P-TECH program throughout the district. Application Deadline: Jan. 13, 2023

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Early College High School (ECHS)

Earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from ACC at no cost to you. Most college classes at ACC are dual credit, allowing you to earn both a high school diploma and two years of college in just four years. The program also includes free transportation and textbooks and access to all ACC events and services. You must apply to participate in ECHS. This program is available at Akins, Eastside Memorial, Crockett, LBJ, Navarro, Northeast and Travis high schools.
Application Deadline: Jan. 13, 2023

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Career Programs

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

Career and Technical Education provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills they need to gain entry to high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand industries. CTE provides work-based learning experiences that combine hands-on learning with real-world scenarios so students are prepared to enter the workforce or college after they graduate high school.

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