Texas Education Agency
College and Career Readiness School Models

Texas schools can learn more about the College and Career Readiness School Models and apply for a Planning Year or renew their yearly Designation.

ECHS

Early College High Schools (ECHS) are open-enrollment high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to receive both a high school diploma and either an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree.

For more information and to learn about becoming designated as a Texas Early College High School, visit the ECHS homepage.

T-STEM

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies are open-enrollment secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers. Students have opportunities to engage in work based education, earn postsecondary credentials and earn college credit.

For more information and to learn about becoming designated as a T-STEM Academy, visit the T-STEM homepage.

P-TECH

Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) are innovative open-enrollment high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to receive both a high school diploma and a credential and/or an associate degree. The hallmark of the P-TECH model is its career focus and the provision of work-based education.

For more information and to learn about becoming designated as a P-TECH Academy, visit the P-TECH homepage.

Public Applications

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