North Texas ECHS Consortium Summer 2016 Meeting

Two-Day Workshop for Prospective, New, and Continuing ECHS

Sponsored by North Texas Community College Consortium

When and Where

June 1, 2016 to June 2, 2016
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tarrant County College - South Campus
Tarrant County College South/FWISD Collegiate High School, 2900 Joe B Rushing Road, Fort Worth, TX 76119


Registration and Cost

Registration for the Early College High School Consortium Meeting is free, thanks to the generous support of Tarrant County College Northwest Campus and Tarrant County College South Campus.


About the Conference

Early College High Schools (ECHS) are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours.

The North Texas Community College Consortium in partnership with Tarrant County College and Educational Service Centers Region 10 and Region 11 is facilitating the work of the North Texas Early College High School Consortium to address the needs of the Secondary Education and Higher Education institutions providing Early College High School opportunities in the region.

The Consortium offers three annual events, in Fall, Spring and Summer, to discuss best practices, current trends, legislative initiatives and requirements, and other issues. These meetings are valuable for anyone who is involved in Early College High School at any level, or considering beginning an Early College High School program.

Early College High School accepts sponsorships from higher education-related organizations who are interested in reaching the decision-makers in our audience. For details, see our sponsorship page.


Conference Highlights

The first day of the workshop will focus on everything a prospective, newly-designated, or first year ECHS needs to know.  You will learn everything from how to complete the ECHS application to best practices in benchmarking, the timeline from application to implementation, and how to recruit and interview students, how to select and train faculty and staff, how to create a sustainable funding model, and how to set up your inter-institutional collaboration for success. 

The second day of the workshop will focus on everything an operating ECHS needs to know for continuous improvement and ongoing operational success and sustainability, from a checklist for yearly operations, assessment, and reporting to creating connections between ECHS students and their two-year and four-year college partners to facilitate transition and degree completion.  In addition, you will learn more about how to access data on your ECHS students as they move between institutions.  Both days will feature breakout opportunities by institution type and experience level, so you will have the chance to network with your colleagues. 

2016 ECHS Summer Workshop Program