Dual Credit Students

Early College High School (ECHS) Program

The Early College High School (ECHS) program is a unique educational opportunity for high school students who want to graduate high school with a diploma and a college associate degree.  The program blends college and high school coursework, allowing students to earn two years of college credit, tuition-free. The ECHS program is designed to support historically underserved and at-risk students, providing them with an access ramp to postsecondary education.

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Get a Headstart on Your College Career

Earn College Credit in High School for Free
One of the biggest benefits of the ECHS program is that students earn up to two years of college credit (60 hours) tuition-free. Save thousands of dollars in college tuition costs and make college affordable for you.

High School Partnerships

If you are interested in the ECHS program, you'll be happy to know that there are several high school partnerships currently in place with San Jacinto College. Meet with your high school counselor to see if you are eligible to participate in the Early College High School Program.
High School Student

Clear Creek ISD


  • Clear Horizons Early College High School
High School Student Classroom

Galena Park ISD


FAST Amendment

  • Galena Park CTE Early College High School
High School Students

Pasadena ISD


FAST Amendment 

  • J. Frank Dobie Early College High School
  • Pasadena Early College High School
  • Pasadena Memorial Early College High School
  • Sam Rayburn Early College High School
  • South Houston Early College High School