Early College High School

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Graduate with a High School Diploma and an Associate Degree for Free!

Early College High School offers scholars the opportunity to graduate simultaneously with a high school diploma and an associate degree—all for free. ECHS is hosted through a partnership with Austin Community College and operates at seven AISD Early College High Schools: Akins, Crockett, Eastside Memorial, Navarro, LBJ, Travis and Northeast.

In addition to earning college credit—up to 60 hours—and preparing for future professions, scholars save thousands of dollars in college costs. ECHS scholars are enrolled in both high school and college classes and receive support from AISD and ACC staff to ensure that they are on the right track to a successful college career. ECHS accepts in-district and out-of-district student transfers. 

ECHS by Campus (Click to expand sections below)

10701 South 1st Street
Austin, TX 78748
512-841-9900       

Akins Early College High School enrolls scholars in dual credit, ACC courses while they pursue their high school diploma. Scholars have the ability to earn an associate degree or earn up to 60 hours of college credit while still enrolled in high school at no cost to the scholars. Scholars will be ready to go directly into the workforce or continue their studies at a four-year institution. Akins scholars attend ACC courses at Akins campus, at the south Austin ACC Campus, and the Hays ACC campus in Kyle, TX.

Contact: Kevin Edwards – kevin.edwards@austinisd.org

Degree: Associates of Arts (AA) 
    
High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website
 

5601 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78745
512-414-2532        

Crockett is an Early College High School where scholars may enroll in dual credit, ACC courses while pursuing their high school diploma. Scholars have the ability to earn an associate degree or earn up to 60 hours of college credit while still enrolled in high school at no cost to the scholars. Scholars will be ready to go directly into the workforce or continue their studies at a four-year institution. Crockett scholars attend ACC courses at the South Austin ACC Campus. 

Contact: Brittany Capps - brittany.capps@austinisd.org

Degree: Associates of Arts 

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website
 

1012 Arthur Stiles Road
Austin, TX 78721
512-414-5810        

Eastside Memorial is an Early College High School where scholars may enroll in dual credit, ACC courses while pursuing their high school diploma. Scholars have the ability to earn an associate degree or earn up to 60 hours of college credit while still enrolled in high school at no cost to the student. Scholars will be ready to go directly into the workforce or continue their studies at a four-year institution. Learn more about Eastside Memorial’s Early College High School by contacting Yesica Diaz or going to the website below. 

Contact: Yesica Diaz – yesica.diaz@austinisd.org

Degree: Associates of Arts

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website 
 

7309 Lazy Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78724
512-414-2543        

The LBJ ECHS General Studies offers a broad-based, flexible degree that introduces you to a variety of different topics, such as social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, communications, English, and foreign languages. In addition, if you are planning on earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the future, but have not yet decided what field you would like to pursue, this program provides you the opportunity to sample several different academic and occupational fields in a supportive and loving Jaguar environment!

Contact: Natalie King – natalie.king@austinisd.org

Degree: Associate of Arts

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website 
 

1201 Payton Gin Road
Austin, TX 78758
512-414-2514     

Navarro is an Early College High School where scholars may enroll in dual credit ACC courses while pursuing their high school diploma. Scholars have the ability to earn an associate’s degree alongside their high school diploma at no cost to the student. ECHS scholars attend ACC courses at the Northridge Campus. 

Contact: Jason Berinsky - jason.berinsky@austinisd.org

Degree: Associate of Arts

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website
 

7104 Berkman Drive
Austin, TX 78752
512-414-2523

Northeast Early College High School offers scholars in grades 9-12 the opportunity to enroll in college courses, which also count toward a high school diploma. Northeast Early College High School partners with Austin Community College (ACC) and The University of Texas to offer scholars a dual credit pathway that leads to an associate degree in General Studies at ACC. This program is completely free to scholars including all college tuition, textbook, and transportation costs. 

Contact: Amie Dillwan - amie.dillawn@austinisd.org

Degree: Associate of Arts

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website

1211 E. Oltorf Street
Austin, TX 78704
512-414-2527

Early College allows scholars to begin earning college credit in their freshman year, culminating in the achievement of an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. This covers nearly two years of basic college courses, saving scholars time and money when they get to college after high school. Scholars can earn up to 60 credit hours of college level classes, mostly hosted on-site at ACC Riverside campus. There is no cost to scholars, including tuition, textbooks and transportation.

Contact: Vangie Orozco - vangie.orozco@austinisd.org

Degree: Associate of Arts

Higher Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website
 

Scholars in ECHS can save an average of
$12K in tuition, textbooks, and transportation.

$12k savings in tuition, books and transportation

 

Early College Programs Interest Form

If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the interest form to contact a program specialist at a school.

Early College Programs Interest Form

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Student Testimonials

 

Amanda Ohaechesi

Amanda Ohaechesi

–Crockett Class of 2020

"ECHS was honestly one of the best things that happened to me in high school. Although it was hard it gave me so many opportunities that I would not have had if I wasn't in the program."

 

destanie maese

Destanie Maese

–Northeast ECHS Class of 2020

"Early College is an amazing opportunity that pushes you to meet your true potential. In this program, I was allowed to flourish and grow with the support from my community." 


 

 

 

moises villagas

Moises Villegas

–Eastside Memorial ECHS Class of 2020

"Being Hispanic, raised by a single mother and not having a father figure shaped me into who I am today.

Being part of ECHS was definitely a life changing experience because it gave me the opportunity to expand my education and opened doors for the future.

Earning my AA degree saved me a lot of money, and most importantly, time."