San Elizario Early College High School
Vision: To ignite self-confidence and a passion for learning that will empower students to obtain their post-secondary goals.
Mission: San Elizario Early College High School will ensure an equal opportunity for students to excel in their academic goals by promoting a rigorous curriculum that leads to an Associate degree, while earning a high school diploma.
An innovative approach towards a college degree
Early college high schools are an innovative way for high school students to earn both a high school degree and a two-year associate’s degree in the time it takes to go to high school – saving the student both time and money.
Early college high schools are focused on getting students on a direct college path, as opposed to training them for an immediate career. As well, early colleges distinguish themselves from college preparatory schools, since students are actually taking college courses, not simply preparing themselves for college.
In general, these schools make possible college for young adults who otherwise have few opportunities to continue with higher education. In fact, early college high schools were created primarily for underprivileged students who are first-generation college goers, as well as English language learners or any other students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.