Exciting news! Travis High School has been selected as an Early College High School!
This means that high school students can earn an associate’s degree at the same time they are going to high school FOR FREE! The credit counts towards both their high school AND college requirements. The program is administered via a program with ACC and includes free textbooks. Students have access to the full range of ACC support services, including college advising, career counseling, and free tutoring.
There will be a meeting to discuss the implementation of the program Thursday May 28th at 5:30pm in the Travis High School Cafeteria!
This is a very exciting opportunity for our Becker vertical team! Travis will be the only high school with an ECHS designation in South Austin.
-Students enroll in college and high school simultaneously.
-Partnership is between AISD and the Austin Community College District (ACC)
-The initiative allows students to earn tuition-free, college credit that also satisfies high school requirements
-Students can earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree
-William B. Travis Early College High School is the only high school with the ECHS designation in south Austin
-Students who meet college-readiness standards may start college courses their freshman year
-Students can take more than 6 hours a semester
-Students can attend college classes at Travis Early College High School during the school day or at an ACC campus
-Textbooks are free