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Early College High School

Welcome to Premont Early College High School

August 21st - First Day of Classes Fall 2019


         Claudette Garcia, Premont ECHS Principal, 361-348-3915, x2301 
          Nina Everett,
Premont ECHS Coordinator, 361-348-3915, x2315



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Premont Early College High School

Admissions Policy

Premont Early College High School is committed to student success by focusing on creating college and career ready individuals through rigorous high school and college instruction.

Early College High Schools (ECHS) are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours. Early College High Schools:

  • provide dual credit at no cost to students
  • offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
  • provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
  • increase college readiness, and
  • reduce barriers to college access.

The Premont Early College High School is an open enrollment campus and as a designated school wide model, all students entering 9th grade in Premont ISD are admitted.

Students from underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. at-risk, low income and/or first generation college attendees) are targets for designated ECHSs; however, students of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Note: In accordance with the Texas Education Agency rules for ECHS Blueprint Benchmark 1, academics, discipline, state assessments and/or teacher recommendations cannot be considered in the selection process.

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



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


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