Parents of current eighth graders invited to Early College High School program meeting

Published 9:34 am Saturday, May 20, 2017

Special to The Leader

There will be an Early College High School meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at West Orange – Stark High School. Students and their parents who are interested in learning about this exciting new opportunity available at West Orange – Stark High School to 2017-2018 freshmen are encouraged to attend.

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. The West Orange – Stark High School program is in partnership with Lamar State College –Orange. WOS Early College High School students will graduate with a High School diploma and an associate’s degree from Lamar State College – Orange.

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.

TEA has designated 198 Early College High Schools, including 41 newly designated campuses, for the 2017-2018 school year. West Orange – Stark High School is one of the 41 newly designated sites.