What is the Seguin Early College High School model?


In January 2014, the Seguin Independent School District and Alamo Colleges – St. Philip’s College jointly established the Seguin Early College High School (ECHS). The Seguin ECHS has a primary goal of affording students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree or 60+ college credit hours at no cost to the students or their families. As a TEA (Texas Education Agency) designated Early College High School, we are asked to recruit students of underrepresented backgrounds in an effort to increase opportunities for post-secondary success; however, we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply.



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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