Early College High School

Early College High School offers scholars the opportunity to graduate simultaneously with a high school diploma and an associate degree—all for free. ECHS is hosted through a partnership with Austin Community College.

In addition to earning college credit—up to 60 hours—and preparing for future professions, scholars save thousands of dollars in college costs. ECHS scholars are enrolled in both high school and college classes and receive support from AISD and ACC staff to ensure that they are on the right track to a successful college career. ECHS accepts in-district and out-of-district student transfers.

For more information, please contact Jason Berinsky, ECHS Coordinator, at jason.berinsky@austinisd.org or Cyntia Rodriguez, Lead Counselor, at cyntia.rodriguez@austinisd.org.

Applying to Austin Community College

Step 1: Start your application by navigating to www.austincc.edu, and then clicking the Apply Now button.

Step 2: Complete the application, following the instructions on this document: ACC Application FAQ

Note: If you do not have a social security number, you need to fill out this form: High School Programs Alternate ID Request. ACC will then send you what is called a "900 number" which you will use in place of a social security number to complete the application.

Step 3: When your application is complete, you will receive an email with your ACC eID. Once you get this email, please fill out the  form to finalize your class registration: Navarro Fall 2020 ACC Application Verification Form

Step 4: Activate your ACC email account and complete your online orientation, following the instructions in Steps to Activate ACC Accounts.

ACC Application Instructions Video