ISD    ECHS Name    Established    
    Kingsville ISD      HM King Early College High School      2014-2015    
    Alice ISD     Alice Early College High School     2015-2016    
    Jim Hogg ISD     Hebbronville Early College High School           2015-2016    
    Karnes City ISD          Karnes City Early College High School     2015-2016         
    San Diego ISD     San Diego Early College High School     2015-2016    
    Riviera ISD     Seahawk Early College Academy      2015-2016    
    Charlotte ISD        Charlotte Early College High School   2017-2018  
    Freer ISD   Next Generation Medical Academy   2017-2018  

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    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. 
    ECHS Summer Programs

    The ECHS Summer programs (AKA "Bridge") are designed for rising 9th grade students that will be part of the designated ECHS. This program provides students with opportunities to improve their skills and prepare themselves for college level coursework. Components of this program include: EDUC 1300 (My Cougar Course), TSI Prep, and college readiness workshops. 

    Summer Bridge Program Schedule 


    For more information regarding the Bridge programs, please contact the ECHS/Dual Enrollment Specialists at (361) 354-2723.



    For more information regarding ECHS partnerships with CBC and the Designation application process, please contact Susie Gaitan, CBC Dual Enrollment Director (IHE Liaison) at mgaitan@coastalbend.edu or (361) 354-2714.