San Antonio’s Early College High School Showcased as Model ProgramRelease: Dec. 9, 2010
What: San Antonio’s Early College High School Showcased as Model Program
When: Dec. 10 (Fri) – 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Travis Early College High School, 1915 N. Main Ave.
More: Some 35 representatives from colleges and other early college high schools statewide will visit to find out what has made Travis ECHS so successful from the onset. For both of its only two years of existence, the school has been rated exemplary, the Texas Education Agency’s highest rating. In partnership with San Antonio College, Travis provides students an opportunity to earn an associates’ degree and/or up to 60 hours college credit toward a bachelor’s degree upon high school graduation (with no tuition costs).
Participants will learn: how Travis has built a college-going culture; ways to accelerate students; and what it means to build true partnership that includes support structures; as well as discuss/demonstrate consistency across content and grades levels. In addition to touring the campus, highlights will be:
● 9 a.m. - a panel discussion on “The Evolution of an Early College High School,” including the history and development of the program.
● 10:30 a.m. – roundtable discussion during which participants will hear from key stakeholders on topics including student support, target population, P-16 partnerships, curriculum, academic rigor and staffing.
● Noon – dialogue and work session with TEA design coaches and Texas High School Project instructional coaches regarding the next steps participants will need to take in order to implement the program at their campuses.
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