Early College High School Program
What is the Seguin Early High School model?



Early College High Schools (ECHS) are innovative high schools that partner with a college campus to allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours at no cost to the student or his/her family.


The Seguin Early College High School is a stand-alone comprehensive “College and Career for All” campus that opened its doors in August 2014. The Seguin ECHS offers four pathways that lead to post-secondary credentials. These pathways, while well-defined, are designed to be fluid so that students may transition seamlessly between them.

Why is the early college model successful?

Early colleges make college success a reality for students that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education. By working in close partnership, school districts and institutions of higher education are able to serve students in a more personalized and efficient manner that leads to higher levels of student success. The partnership between Seguin ISD and St. Philip’s College is designed to create:

  • Shared vision and common expectations for students and parents
  • Focus on rigorous instruction and accelerated coursework
  • A college-going culture that provides high school students with access to college facilities and services
  • Student support systems including tutoring, counseling and mentoring
  • Collaborative teaching and professional development
  • Increase high school graduation and retention for students at risk of not graduating
  • Reduce barriers to college access for first generation college-goers
  • Increase attainment of postsecondary education and training



Who is the District's higher education partner?
The Seguin Early College High School is made possible through a partnership between Seguin ISD and St. Philip’s College, one of the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio.
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