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What is an Early College High School/Collegiate Academy?

  • A school is considered a Collegiate Academy until it receives its designation from the Texas Education Agency as an Early College High School, but they both function the same and provide the same services to the students.

    An Early College High School/Collegiate Academy is a high school that offers students the opportunity to earn dual credit – credit for both high school courses and college courses. College tuition fees are waived. This gives students the opportunity to earn an associate degree or up to 60 hours of college credit.

    Students will attend ninth and tenth grade in the Early College High School/Collegiate Academy wing of their campus where they will complete their basic courses and receive in-depth instruction to prepare them for college success. Starting their junior year, students will receive free transportation to attend classes on the campus of their community college partner where they will continue their studies until graduation.