Early College HS magnet

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What is ECHS?

Early College High School (ECHS) provides students an opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours. Students are offered rigorous instruction and accelerated courses along with academic and social support services to help students succeed in the classroom. ECHS provides this dual credit opportunity at no cost to students.


What Degrees can you earn in ECHS?

Associate of Arts Degree
Associate of Science Degree

What are the benefits?

  • Earn up to 60 college credit hours to transfer anywhere in Texas and beyond
  • Learn from specifically selected teachers & rigorous college professors from Dallas College
  • Complete four years of high school and two years of college in only four years
  • Receive individualized academic, transfer, and career advising
  • Take college electives in art, drama, and social work
  • Transportation is provided to all students in the ECHS program.
  • Access the college experience early and take FREE college courses = BIG SAVINGS!
What other offerings are available to me in the ECHS program?
  • AP and Dual Credit classes
  • Participation in Athletics teams 
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses
  • College, Career & Military Readiness (CCMR) programs
  • Visual and Performing Arts Programs

Students must apply to participate in this program during the magnet application window. For more important dates and details, please visit the the district Magnet page.

For more information and application information, visit the GISD website.

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