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 

     ECHS Partners 

    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.