Early College Program

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  • Southwest Early College High School is a Texas Education Agency designated wall-to-wall early college high school and has partnerships with South Texas College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for dual credit.  Get started on college classes while enrolled in high school and earn as many as 60 credit hours towards a baccalaureate degree.  You can begin enrolling in dual credit classes through STC as early as the second semester of your freshman year or through UTRGV at the end of your sophomore year.  Visit our partner pages and see your counselor for more information and to get started.  

     

    Who can participate?

    • Because of our wall-to-wall early college designation, every student enrolled at Southwest ECHS has the opportunity to participate in the early college program.  

      ¿Quién puede participar?

      Debido a nuestra designación de universidad temprana de "pared-a-pared," cada estudiante inscrito en Southwest ECHS tiene la oportunidad de participar en el programa de universidad temprana.

    What type of degrees are offered?

    • Through the district’s partnership with South Texas College, students are able to earn most of the available Associate Degrees or College Certificates offered at the college. Visit with your child’s counselor to learn more about these degrees and select a plan that best fits your child’s interest.

      ¿Qué tipo de licenciaturas y certificados hay disponibles?
      El Distrito Escolar de PSJA esta colaborando con South Texas College para ofrecer la mayoría de las licenciaturas y certificados que el colegio ofrece. Visite el consejero(a) de su hijo(a) para conocer más sobre las licenciaturas que ofrecen y seleccionar el mejor plan de estudios que sea de interes para su hijo(a). 

      Associate Degrees

      • Interdisciplinary
      • Criminal Justice
      • Mathematics
      • Biology
      • Physics

      PSJA Collegiate Academies

      • Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy
      • Dual Enrollment Engineering Academy
      • Dual Enrollment Computer Science Academy
      • Dual Enrollment Criminal Justice Academy
      • Dual Enrollment Business Administration Academy
      • Collegiate Academy of Advertising/Public Relations*
      • Collegiate Academy of Graphic Arts*
      • Collegiate Academy of Education*

      STC Certificates

      • Computer & Internet Specialist
      • Medical Office Specialist
      • Electrician Assistant
      • Multimedia Specialist
      • Precision Manufacturing Technology
      • Structural Welding
      • Automotive
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