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Early College models continue to expand in area

Early College models continue to expand in area

Students will have more opportunities to earn college credentials.

The Alamo Colleges and the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) will partner once again to offer a new Early College High School on campus at St. Philip’s College. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently approved the district’s application.

The early college model blends high school and college allowing students to earn college credit hours while enrolled in high school. While the program is rigorous, the motivation to earn college credit hours at no cost is appealing to many students and their families.

According to district officials, the school is slated to open August 2014.

“The new early college high school at St. Philip’s is further proof of our dedication to offer choice to the students of SAISD” said Dr. Sylvester Perez, superintendent at SAISD.

SAISD opened Travis Early College High School in 2008 and is operated in partnership with San Antonio College.

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