Degrees Before Diplomas 2019

KISD Early College High School Inaugural Class of 2019, watch this historic graduation from CTC.
05/08/2019
By: KISD

Seniors graduating from college before they get their high school diplomas?

It happens Friday night for more than 100 Killeen ISD seniors

Members of the first senior class at Killeen ISD’s renowned Early College High School will earn their college associate degrees Friday night – before they even graduate from high school.
 
Early College High School was recently named a model school for the state of Texas because of its success, and now the seniors who have worked hard in the very challenging college curriculum the past four years will see the fruits of their labor. Twenty-five percent of the students are the first in their families to ever go to college.
 
ECHS Seniors hold a banner that says Thank You!

More than 100 seniors will walk the stage at Central Texas College Friday night at 6:30 to receive their college diplomas. Then on May 31, 166 Early College seniors will graduate from high school.
 
Killeen ISD established the Early College High School in partnership with Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas in 2015 to provide students an opportunity to receive their associates degree in conjunction with their high school diploma.  It is one of the highest performing schools in Texas, and students consistently outperform their peers nationally on college entrance exams. Graduates will leave high school with up to two years of college credit completed.
 
Among this senior class, one student scored a 32 and one a 33 on the ACT test. The University of Texas at Austin came and offered a student a full-ride scholarship in front of the entire school. One student received $100,000 from the University of Arizona and another student received $104,000 from the University of Dallas.
 
Early College High School students have been accepted to Columbia, Cornell, SMU, Stanford, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Drake, Bucknell and a plethora of Texas schools.
You can tune in and watch these historic graduations live online.
Friday, May 10, 2019 | 6:30 PM CST
Friday, May 31, 2019 | 1:00 PM CST


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