• Motto of the Tyler ISD Early College High School

    We are passionate, hardworking, and innovative students.

    We are responsible for being prepared in a challenging environment.

    We represent academic excellence and success.

    Whoooooooo are we?

    We are Early College High School

    A Partnership Between the Tyler ISD and Tyler Junior College

    The Tyler ISD's Early College High School opened its doors to the inaugural class in the 2015-2016 year, and enjoys a wonderful partnership with Tyler Junior College. Now in its fourth year in operation, ECHS is home to over 300 students in grades 9-12, and will hold its first graduation ceremony in May of 2019! Strong partnerships with colleges foster shared responsibility for student success, with collaboration on the development of academic programs that meet secondary and postsecondary standards and provide appropriate student supports.

    The mission of Tyler ISD's Early College High School is to provide all students with a quality education that blends high school and the first two years of college. Students will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum preparing them to perform in a globally competitive society.

    OVERVIEW

    Tyler ISD’s Early College High School is an innovative school serving as a powerful motivator for students to work hard and reach academic success. The school delivers a personalized experience with an effective student support network. Tyler ISD's Early College High School gives students a jump start on college while still providing them with a nurturing learner-centered environment with support and guidance. The Early College High School also helps students and their families save time and money by integrating high school and college.

    For a more complete overview please look at this ECHS Summary Handout.Collaborative Learning

     

    EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL: THE FOUNDING IDEALS

    Early college high school is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. Early college high schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.

     

    Since 2002, the partner organizations of the Early College High School Initiative have started or redesigned 110 schools in Texas serving approximately 10,000 students. The schools are designed so that low-income youth, first generation college goers, English language learners, students of color, and other young people underrepresented in higher education can simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor’s degree - tuition free.

     

    ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

    • Completed Application
    • Interview (Parent & Student)
    • Essay & Inventory (completed by both parent and applicant)
    • Attendance

     

    For more information about ECHS admissions requirements, click here.