Application and Next Steps
To apply, students must:
Submit the program application online through the CommonApp found on the AISD Parent Portal before January 23, 2023. Missed the common application deadline? Not to worry - apply here!
Please note, the Common Application typically opens October of each school year for families to apply for the following school year.
Students and parents must complete ECHS Expectations form upon program acceptance.
After students apply and are notified of program acceptance, they are required to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) college readiness exam. This exam is offered at many AISD middle schools as well as in the College and Career Center at Crockett. All TSI testing through AISD is free of charge.
- The Texas Success Initiative (TSI or TSIA2) is an assessment designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The test will determine whether a student is college-ready or what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.
- Students must meet college-readiness scores in the English Language Arts (ELAR) section of the test to begin taking college classes at ACC.
- All students applying to start ECHS in the Fall are highly recommended to participate in a Summer Bridge program where they receive program orientation, test-preparation, and a chance to meet their ECHS peers. Students who meet the college-ready requirements during the Summer Bridge can register to begin college classes in the Fall semester.
If a student does not initially meet college-ready requirements (passing TSI score in Reading and Writing), he/she/they can continue to study using free online resources and retest at the Crockett College and Career Center. After the student retests and passes, they will have the opportunity to enroll in college courses.
- Students must pass the TSI by the Summer before their 10th grade and start taking ACC class in the Fall of 10th grade to be eligible for the Associate Degree track.
- Students who pass the TSI during or after the Fall of their 10th grade may have the opportunity to complete the Core Curriculum track.
- Students who pass the TSI beyond that point, may still be able to complete some ACC courses as a Dual Credit student by the time they graduate depending on their high school schedule availability.