Why Early College High School?

  • Students can earn tuition-free college credit that also satisfies high school requirements.
  • Students can earn an associate degree at the same time as their high school diploma.
  • Students start courses at ACC once they meet college-readiness standards. If college-ready, students may start courses their freshman year.
  • Students attend college classes during the day either at Eastside Memorial or at ACC Eastview.
  • Students can access ACC support services including college advising, career counseling and free tutoring.
  •  Eastside Memorial Early College High School is an outstanding value and investment of time and effort for our students. At Texas colleges, the average cost for 60 hours of college credit is $23,458. The cost for Eastside Early College High School is $0! There is no cost for tuition, transportation or textbooks.
  • Eastside Memorial is the only ECHS is East Austin.

This amazing program offers:

  • Enrollment in ACC dual credit classes at NO COST to the student or family
  • The opportunity to complete an Associate Degree in General Studies (60 credits) or Core Curriculum (42 credits)
  • Enrollment in college readiness and academic support class (AVID)
  • Core classes that still alow for participation in most elective classes 
  • Regulary scheduled meetings for parents and students to discuss academic progress and learn more about the program
  • A full-time staff member to serve as program coordinator and the students full time advocate