2022-2024 ECHS Planning and Implementation Grant

The purpose of the Early College High Schools (ECHS) model is to allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity receive both a high school diploma and either an associate degree or 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. The ECHS provides dual credit at no cost to historically underserved students, targeting those who are at-risk and/or economically disadvantaged. The ECHS offers rigorous instruction and accelerated courses and provides academic and social support services to help students succeed in college level coursework. The ECHS provides students with highly personalized attention which promotes improvement in college readiness. ECHS campuses partner with Texas institutions of higher education (IHEs) to reduce barriers to college access. The IHE partner(s) serve on the ECHS Leadership Team to provide support and provide guidance to the ECHS in curriculum development, resource acquisition, and student/community outreach. Together, the ECHS and IHE develop course equivalency crosswalks which lead to Level 1 and Level 2 certificates, associate degrees, and completion of the Texas Core Curriculum to provide stackable credentials as students advance on the academic pipeline.

Grant Period

From March 1, 2022, to June 15, 2024.

Applications and Award

The following table links to copies of all applications eligible for competitive review and indicates which applicant(s) are preliminarily selected to receive an award, pending successful completion of fiscal and programmatic review and negotiation.

Eligible Applications

Prelim. Award Selection

001 Texas City ISD


002 Klein ISD


003 Jubilee Academies


004 United ISD


005 San Perlita ISD


006 La Feria ISD


007 Copperas Cove ISD


008 Uvalde CISD


009 Responsive Education Solutions