Early College High School Program

What is the Seguin Early College High School model?

 

In January 2014, the Seguin Independent School District and Alamo Colleges – St. Philip’s College jointly established the Seguin Early College High School (ECHS). The Seguin ECHS has a primary goal of affording students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree or 60+ college credit hours at no cost to the students or their families. As a TEA (Texas Education Agency) designated Early College High School, we are asked to recruit students of underrepresented backgrounds in an effort to increase opportunities for post-secondary success; however, we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply.

 

 

Why is the early college model successful?
 
 

Early colleges make college success a reality for students that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education. By working in close partnership, school districts and institutions of higher education are able to serve students in a more personalized and efficient manner that leads to higher levels of student success. The partnership between Seguin ISD and St. Philip’s College is designed to create:

• Shared vision and common expectations for students and parents

• Focus on rigorous instruction and accelerated coursework

• A college-going culture that provides high school students with access to college facilities and services

• Student support systems including tutoring, counseling and mentoring

• Collaborative teaching and professional development

• Increase high school graduation and retention for students at risk of not graduating

• Reduce barriers to college access for first generation college-goers Increase attainment of postsecondary education and training

Who is the District's higher education partner?
The Seguin Early College High School is made possible through a partnership between Seguin ISD and St. Philip’s College, one of the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio.
All materials, content, and forms contained within this website are the intellectual property of Seguin ISD and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or displayed with Seguin ISD's written permission. If written permission is granted, information maybe used accompanied by an acknowledgement that Seguin is the source.