Early College High School (ECHS)

Early College High School (ECHS)

Early College High School building

Early College High School at Midland College (ECHS@MC) is a four-year high school partnership between the Midland Independent School District and Midland College. Because of an accelerated curriculum, students have the opportunity to graduate high school with an associate degree and enter college ready for a bachelor's degree program. There is no cost to attend. Midland College offers a full scholarship to all students so that they do not have to pay tuition for taking MC courses that apply toward an associate degree. 

ECHS@MC is ranked among the best high schools in Texas and is considered No. 1 in the Midland metropolitan area, according to U.S. News and World Report

According to the rankings, ECHS@MC sits at No. 519 among the state's thousands of high schools. The college prep school received scores of 98% in math proficiency and 93% in reading. Average math and reading proficiencies in Texas are 80% and 70%, respectively.

Early College High School graduates

In 2021, all 79 seniors have committed to attend college after graduation. That's in addition to the associate degree they will receive from Midland College.

"Our students' success is the culmination of years of hard work," Chancellor Renee Aldrin said. "We teach all students that they can rise above, go beyond and conquer all, and they achieve great things year after year."

People who wish to contribute to scholarships for these students can do so during the Permian Basin Gives Day fundraising campaign drive. Visit the Permian Basin Gives website at https://permianbasingives.org/ and scroll down to Midland College, or visit the Midland College Foundation web page at www.midland.edu/gift.


"You're helping to inspire excellence, inspire  the next generation."

Emrys Peets
Early College High School
at Midland College Graduate



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