Early College High School

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. Early College High Schools:
  • provide dual credit at no cost to students
  • offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
  • provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
  • increase college readiness, and
  • reduce barriers to college access.

The North Texas Community College Consortium in partnership with Tarrant County College and Educational Service Centers Region 10 and Region 11 has begun 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.

The Early College High School Consortium meetings provide opportunity for participation as a

  • Subject Matter Expert (presenter, discussion board panelist),
  • Experienced participant (roundtable discussions, breakout sessions)
  • Beginner or novice.

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

Early College High School Consortium