William B. Travis Early College High School

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A message from our Principal, Mrs Christina Steele Hantgin

Dear Rebel Students and Families,


Let me once again start by saying how much we miss all of our Rebels. We are concerned for our students’ health and well-being, as well as their families. Although none of us have experienced a pandemic before, our Travis family has quickly risen to the occasion! We would like to thank our community for their dedication and support, especially our health professionals, truck drivers, grocery store employees, first responders and all other essential operations personnel.


As the Superintendent announced, we will begin our school year on Sept. 8th and students will engage in virtual learning until Oct. 5th. Travis students will continue their learning digitally using our BLEND platform. We have been using BLEND for well over a year and our Rebel students have shown to be wonderful digital learners so we hope this will ease any fears about learning in a new way. We are going to do our best to provide learning to keep our students' minds moving forward. Contact your teacher via email or call the school number and leave a message if you need help.


We ask for your patience and understanding as we travel this new territory. Our teachers and other employees are working long hours from home while dealing with their new, but temporary, normal. The next few months will not be easy. There will be mistakes, problems, and concerns along the way. However, there will be more successes, happiness, hope, laughter, fun, and purpose! We understand many of you are still working and have several children to help, financial concerns, health issues, etc. We are here to patiently support our students and you throughout this challenging time.


We all understand that we are currently experiencing an unprecedented public health crisis. At this time, even before our critical mission of teaching and learning, we are attending to issues of health and safety first. 


We are Rebel Strong!


Christina Steele Hantgin




Early College High School

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