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Rio Grande Valley Leads Early College Initiative

Rio Grande Valley Leads Early College Initiative

Early College programs are taking off in the Rio Grande Valley.

This past fall, six new Early College programs launched boosting course enrollment. La Villa High School was recently approved by the Texas Education Agency to offer an early college program. La Villa is just one of several high schools who has converted the entire school to offer college-credit courses.

The demand for high quality teaching has also become a necessity as Early College programs continue to sprout in the Rio Grande Valley. Early College programs allow students to graduate with enough college credit hours to earn an associate’s degree.

According to Superintendent Narciso Garcia, Early College High Schools prepare students for college success.

“We need to make sure that these kids are well prepared to be college and career ready before they leave high school,” Garcia said.

Read the entire story at The Monitor.

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