PSJA North High School

Early College
PSJA North is pleased to announce that we will be piloting an Early College High School (NECHS) on our campus this Fall. The goal of the NECHS will be to provide an avenue for the students at PSJA North to earn an Associate's degree through South Texas College. At the same time, they will earn a high school diploma. This will be at little or no cost to the student or parents.
This will require students that enter the program to embark on a rigorous course of study as most of the courses that will be offered will be college courses with additional work to needed complete the high school requirements.
All students must have scores on the THEA or TAKS exams consistent with college entrance requirements in Texas.
These minimum scores are as follows:
  • TAKS: Math 2200, English 2200 & Writing 3
  • THEA: Math 230, Reading 230, English 220, Written Essay 6
  • Accuplacer: Elementary Algebra 63, Sentence Skills 80, Reading Comprehension 78, Written Essay 6
In addition, some courses have higher requirements:
  • Math 1414 College Algebra requires a
  • Math THEA 250
  • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 68+
  • TAKS 2200
  • English 1301 requires
  • English THEA 250
  • Accuplacer 220 with writing 6
  • TAKS 2200 with Writing 3
See the following XXX in NECHS Files for additional information.
Be aware of your courses, taking too many can raise tuition costs.
NECHS Links:
Associates Degree Planning
On this STC page you will find the list of Associate degrees offered by STC. Explore at your convenience. You must select you degree plan by the midpoint of your Junior year in high school. This is to insure that you will complete the required courses.
South Texas College
NECHS is an affiliate of STC. The majority of your classes will be curriculum from STC.
ECHS Parents,
This is to inform you of the following:
1. The next parent meeting will be on Feb. 23, 2012 from 4:30 - 5:30 at A Hall.
2. Second semester academic plans need to be signed and returned to your child's History teacher   
3. Starting this week, any student who is tardy (2 per class) will be assigned to (1 day) lunch detention.
4. We are starting our fist fundraiser this Month.  Students are asked to fundraise at least $50.
5. Mandatory tutoring for any core subject grade below 75.  Student's received a tutoring schedule and
    signature log two weeks ago.  Attendance is documented; students who do not attend tutoring twice
    a week for this six weeks will be assigned to mandatory tutoring twice a week for the next six weeks.
6. 10th grade ECHS visit to STC on Feb. 3, 2012, students need to be on time and wear their ECHS