400 N. Hwy 123
Karnes City, TX 78118
830-780-2321 Ext. 360
KCHS EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Welcome to Karnes City High School – Early College High School (ECHS).
ECHS is a small learning community that will begin with a cohort of about 45 first time freshman and sophomore students. The focus is to provide opportunities for students to become scholarly “thinkers” and “problem solvers” by implementing various instructional practices that are supported school-wide. The ECHS is a tuition-free school that puts you on the fast-track to college and if you are goal-oriented and can see a college education in your future, then ECHS is the right place for you. KCHS-ECHS students become college students starting in their freshman year of high school, when they begin taking basics at Coastal Bend College (CBC), our higher education program partner. During their four years here, students take rigorous courses that earn them a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit and/or an Associate’s degree. This approach saves students and their families a significant amount of money – and it gives students valuable exposure to campus life, making for a smoother transition between high school and higher education.
The ECHS will provide ongoing instructional support/resources, counseling services, aligned college curricula and college advising/planning to all ECHS students. Subject matter will be aligned and integrated to build relevance for students through collaborative efforts with the ECHS team including college faculty. The ECHS focus is on academics, school culture, and organizational practices that ensure each student’s potential will be fulfilled.
Coastal Bend College (CBC)
Early College High School History
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