Nacogdoches ISD eighth graders and their parents are invited to attend one of two informational meetings to learn how they could earn up to 60 college credit hours while still in high school.
The meetings are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the campus’ cafeterias, first at Mike Moses Middle School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and then on Thursday, December 12, at McMichael Middle School.
The Early College High School program at Nacogdoches ISD offers students a unique opportunity to get a head start on college while attending high school. Students begin taking classes in their freshman year, starting with one class at Stephen F. Austin State University each semester during their freshman and sophomore years. They can take more classes per semester at SFASU during their junior and senior years.
In December 2012, more than 100 applications were submitted for the program’s second cohort. NISD is expecting that number to increase in years to come.
ECHS principal Tim Mullican, who is is extremely passionate about the program, says the growth he has seen from his students is encouraging.
One current ECHS student said the program gives students who want to focus on their academics an incredible opportunity to get a head start on a degree before they leave high school.
The same student said the relationships between the students have grown immensely because they share in the same struggles and successes. “We can count on each other,” she said.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Early College High School program and how it may benefit your student, we want to encourage you to attend one of the above mentioned meetings.