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Why ACC High School programs?

For starters, it's significantly cheaper

ECHS Schools in the ACC District

Useful Information for ECHS/DC Faculty

Check out the ECHS/DC Faculty tab for more on the following information:

  • Requesting librarians to teach Information Literacy sessions for your High School classes
  • Collaborating with Faculty Librarians
  • Trying new things with the Faculty Teaching Toolbox
  • Resources at ACC Libraries on teaching high school students
  • ACC Faculty Development
  • ACC High School Relations Department

What is an Early College High School?

Early College High School

Austin Community College's Early College High School (ECHS) Program enables qualified, motivated high school students to earn an associate degree (or up to 60 college credits) while earning their high school diplomas. 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
  • Reduce barriers to college access

For more information on Early College High Schools, view the Texas Education Agency's website.

High School Programs

Austin Community College provides numerous opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school. An overview of these programs is available here. Want to know more? Click on each link to explore these opportunities further.

Career Academies

Dual Credit

Early College High School 

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH)

  • PTECH is a relatively new program at select schools. Examples include Navarro ECHS who partners with IBM to provide a pathway from high school to job interview with IBM by taking specific ACC user experience or computer programming courses.

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Mary Havens
Contact:
Faculty Librarian/Assistant Professor
Elgin Campus
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621
512-223-9462
mary.havens@austincc.edu

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James Loomis
Contact:
Faculty Librarian/Assistant Professor
Riverside Campus Library
Austin Community College
1020 Grove Blvd
1st Floor, Room 1108
Austin, TX 78741
james.loomis@austincc.edu
512-223-6134

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