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PSJA North Early College High School

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ECHS Blueprint

Early College Portal

About PSJA ISD's Early College High Schools

Through PSJA ISD's nationally recognized Early College Program in partnership with South Texas College and other higher-education institutions, high school students can graduate with up to an Associate Degree or 60 college hours before their high school graduation free of cost. 

All PSJA ISD high school are designated Early College, which makes them innovative high schools that allow students to attend college and high school simultaneously. Early College High Schoos offer rigorous instruction and provide academic, social and emotional support services to help students succeed. 

Benchmark 1- School Design 

1.6 Leadership Team Strategic Priorities

  • ECHS/IHE Leadership Meeting Agendas
  • School Board and Boards of Regents' Presentations
  • Documents outlining the strategic priorities for the current year and/or long-term priorities of the ECHS partnership

1.7 Leadership Team Key Roles

1.8 ECHS Staff

  • ECHS leader/IHE liaison meeting agendas and relevant materials

1.9 ECHS Staff Professional Development

Benchmark 2-Partnerships

2.1 Goal of Higher Education Partnerships

Benchmark 3 -Target Population

3.2 Documenting Enrollment Procedures

3.3 Stakeholder Engagement

3.4 Lottery 

  • Written lottery procedures (district-level or campus-level)

Benchmark 4 - Academic Infrastructure

4.3 Course Sequence

4.7 College Readiness

Benchmark 5 - Student Supports

5.1 Bridge Programs

5.2 Advising

  • Schedule of advising events

5.3 Student Intervention

  • Tutoring schedules

5.4 Classroom Supports

5.6 Enrichment Opportunities