• San Elizario ECHS

  • El Paso Community College

TEA Requirements

  • Benchmark 1: School Design

    The Early College High School (ECHS) shall establish school structures and policies, regularly convene leadership teams and ensure adequate staff capacity for the successful implementation and sustainability of the ECHS program.

     

    Benchmark 2: Partnerships

    The Early College High School (ECHS) must have a current, signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) or interlocal agreement (ILA) with each Institution of Higher Education (IHE) that outlines key issues related to the planning, implementation, and sustainability of the ECHS program. Stakeholders shall review the MOU or ILA annually.

     

    Benchmark 3: Target Population

    The Early College High School (ECHS) shall target and enroll historically underserved students. The campus must enable students who are at-risk of dropping out or those who wish to accelerate
    completion of high school to combine high school courses and college-level courses.
    Enrollment decisions shall not be based on state assessment scores, discipline history, teacher recom-mendations, parent or student essays, minimum grade point average (GPA), or other criteria that cre-ate barriers for student enrollment.

     

    Benchmark 4: Academic Infrastructure

    The Early College High School (ECHS) must provide a rigorous course of study that allows students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and enable a student to combine high school courses and college-level courses with the goal of earning an associate degree or up to 60 semester credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree.

     

    Benchmark 5: Student Support

    The Early College High School (ECHS) must provide wrap-around strategies and services involving multiple stakeholders to strengthen academic, technical, and individual support for students to be successful in their ECHS program.