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Early College High School

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          Michael Gonzalez, Premont ECHS Principal, 361-348-3915, x2301 
          Nina Everett,
Premont ECHS Coordinator, 361-348-3915, x2315

          Luzdivina Almaraz, Premont ECHS Counselor, 361-348-3915, x2304


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About ECHS

“Early College High Schools are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours. Under the authority of Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.908(b) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1091, the TEA has developed a designation process for Early College High Schools. The designation process ensures that districts and colleges operating ECHS campuses maintain the integrity of the model, which was researched and designed to target and serve students who would not otherwise consider attending college.”  (

Required criteria for students:

Mandatory Requirements for Dual Enrollment

1.) Attend Informational Parent Meeting

2.) Attempt all 3 sections of the TSI Exams
3.) Attend all 8 days of the mandatory summer bridge program to its entirety


All students meeting the required criteria and who are interested in Premont ECHS are encouraged to apply.

Targeted criteria set by the State are:

1) at-risk (students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically)
2) economically disadvantaged
3) English Language-Learners (ELL)
4) migrants
5) first-generation college-goers (neither parent has a Bachelor's Degree or higher)

Premont ECHS Data:

- 54% of Premont Collegiate HS Students are enrolled at TAMUK through Premont ECHS

- 15% of Freshman have passed all sections of TSI

- Premont Collegiate HS is the only high school currently sending Grade 9 students to Kingsville to attend college courses on the campus of TAMUK
- Premont ISD employs a full time Early College Administrator

- Premont ECHS students attend an 8-Day Summer Bridge Program in July on the campus of TAMUK

- Premont ISD employs two full time TSI Coordinators to assist students in passing their TSI assessments

- ECHS students receive a backpack of their choosing from the TAMUK bookstore upon passing all sections of TSI

- All tuition, books, and school supplies are paid by Premont ISD for all ECHS students


Important Dates

April 6ECHS registration deadline for Fall Semester 2018-19

Applications available in Mrs. Everett’s office


May 11 – Cohort #2 TSI Exam


May 14 – Mandatory Informational Parent meeting for all new ECHS students at 6 p.m.

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