Resource Collection

Roadmap to ECHS Opening

Roadmap to P‐TECH/ICIA Opening

Roadmap to TSTEM Opening

Texas Early College High School: Countdown to Opening Video Series

The TEA designation process ensures that a campus can support and sustain the ECHS model with fidelity. The Texas Early College High School: Countdown to Opening document outlines questions to consider prior to opening an ECHS and provides recommendations for implementation. The following video series is designed to provide guidance in the ECHS planning process.

Jobs for the Future Publications: Early College High School

A directory of ECHS-related blog posts, articles, and downloads from the national educational nonprofit that played a key role in helping schools in Texas implement the ECHS model.

Jobs for the Future Initiatives: Reinventing High Schools for Post-Secondary Success

Jobs for the Future is a national educational nonprofit that played a key role in moving the ECHS model from theory to practice. Here you’ll find key facts about the ECHS model, its history, the research behind it, and statistics about its impact.

TEA: Early College High School Blueprint

This document outlines the process for earning and maintaining ECHS designation in Texas. It segments the process into six "benchmarks," and describes the documentation and data required to respond to each benchmark.

Benchmark 1: Target Populations, panel discussion

Dr. Kimberly Woodson, Early College High School Project Coordinator, Education Service Center Region 13, gets insights on benchmark 1 from two ECHS veterans, Dr. Janice Lombardi, principal, Trini Garza Early College High School, Dallas ISD, and Dr. Tracie S. Rodriguez, principal Collegiate High School and Branch Academy, Corpus Christi ISD.