Overview of ECHS
What is Early College High School?
Throckmorton Early College High School is an innovative high school in a partnership with Cisco College , Western Texas College, and Texas State Technical University, to provide students who are least likely to attend college with the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credit hours, along with industry certifications. Students will earn these college credits as they earn their high school diploma, at no cost to the student or his/her family. Throckmorton Early College High School is a school-wide model that, beginning in August 2018, will offer students a pathway that will lead to post-secondary credentials. -Dr. Michelle Cline, Throckmorton Collegiate ISD Superintendent
Why Early College?
A high school diploma is no longer the best way to assure a way to a decent living (Alexander, K., 2019).
"Approximately 43% of the rural K-12 student population is considered low income" (The Bush School of Government and Public Service, 2014).
"Only 26% of the most recent Texas high school graduating class tracked as a cohort ended up earning a postsecondary credential" (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2013).
The goal of Throckmorton Collegiate ISD is to give our rural students the greatest advantages in education as possible and close the gap of rural poverty and education.
What is Next?
The tabs above help students, parents, and community members navigate the idea of Early College. Current students can find links to scholarships, college information, and career guidance. Future students and parents can find the pathways that Throckmorton Collegiate can offer. Not sure what to choose? Explore the various career interest inventories and the pathways, then choose one that suits your interests. All graduation plans and schedules are 100% individualized to each student. The opportunities are endless!