Early College High Schools (ECHS)


Early College High Schools (ECHS) are open-enrollment high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity receive both a high school diploma and either an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. Early College High Schools:

  • Enroll historically underserved students, targeting at-risk and economically disadvantaged
  • Provide dual credit at no cost to students
  • Offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
  • Provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
  • Provide students with highly personalized attention
  • Increase college readiness
  • Partner with Texas institutions of higher education (IHEs) to reduce barriers to college access

ECHS Locations

Students in a Classroom

ECHS Locations


Humble T-STEM Academy

Humble ISD

Infinity High School

New Caney ISD

iSchool High

Responsive Education Solutions

Guy M. Sconzo Early College High School

Humble ISD

Splendora Early College High School

Splendora ISD

LSC-Houston North

Carver P-Tech

Aldine ISD

Victory Early College High School

Aldine ISD


iSchool High

Responsive Education Solutions

LSC-North Harris

Avalos P-Tech School

Aldine ISD

Dekaney P-Tech

Spring ISD

Spring Early College High School

Spring ISD


Tomball Star Academy

Tomball ISD

iSchool High-Creekside

LSC-University Park

iSchool High

Responsive Education Solutions

Vistas Early College High School

Klein ISD

Eligibility & Cost

General Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in an Early College High School you must: 

  • Be enrolled in an ISD that has an Early College High School Program;
  • Be accepted into the high school's Early College High School Program;
  • Complete college admissions requirements for exceptional admissions into the dual credit program; and
  • Meet minimum college readiness test scores in reading, writing, math and/or prerequisites for the course(s) you want to take for dual credit.


  • Tuition and fees are waived. 
  • Students may have to purchase textbooks or class supplies.
  • Initial placement exam costs are waived.
  • Additional fees may apply for retesting.

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