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

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.

 

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