Midland College Early College High School (ECHS)

Early College High School (ECHS)

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Located on the campus of Midland College, Early College High School @ Midland College is a joint effort between the Midland Independent School District (MISD) and Midland College to provide students with the opportunity and support necessary to achieve their goal of post secondary education.

Upon the completion of four years, it is expected that students will receive a high school diploma from MISD as well as an associate's degree from Midland College through the confluence of high school courses and dual credit opportunities. The first class was welcomed in the Fall of 2009.

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Applying to ECHS@MC

  • You must be in the eighth grade to applyECHS Graduates
  • Pick up an application from your junior high counselor
  • Both student and parent must complete the application
  • Return the application to your counselor before the deadline
  • All students will be interviewed
  • A lottery system is used to select students
  • Students & parents sign the ECHS@MC Commitment Letter

Frequently asked Questions

Where is ECHS@MC? ECHS Graduate
The high school is located on the Midland College campus, and all classes are held there.

Do students really attend college classes in the 9th grade and earn an associate’s degree in high school?
Yes! Starting in the ninth grade, students begin taking a college course along with their high school courses.

What does it cost to attend?
It is free to the students and parents. MISD and MC pay for the program, including all college tuition and textbooks.

How are students selected?
8th grade students apply and are selected based on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) criteria.

Are extra-curricular activities offered?
No competitive athletics or fine arts are offered. We do have organizations and activities such as student government and yearbook.

Early College High School MISD Website

Early College High School building

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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