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Early College High School

Lunch & Learn - Dual Credit at MCC and OnRamps at UT

2023 Associate Degree Recipients

2023 MCC Associate Degree Graduates

In April 2015, the Texas Education Agency designated La Vega High School as an  “Early College High School” with a "school within a school" model. The implementation plan began with one cohort of students and added a grade each year until the 2018-2019 school year.  The district now serves grades 9-12.

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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.


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