The Early College High School program is open to any student that meets the eligibility criteria, but students must complete an application. The program has two application periods throughout the year: one in the fall and one in the spring.
The Fall application is for 8th-graders, and currently enrolled Travis 9th-graders. Eighth-grade students in any Austin ISD middle school, and from schools outside of Austin ISD can apply. Students admitted to the program that live outside the Travis ECHS attendance zone and out-of-district students can request a district transfer to attend Travis.
The Spring application is for current Travis HS 9th or 10th graders interested in starting the program the upcoming Spring. The Spring 2019 application deadline is October 15, 2018. After submitting application, students must take the TSI test and if their scores indicate they are college ready, they can enroll in college classes at ACC for Spring semester. Student that do not achieve passing scores, can participate in TSI prep tutorials and have the opportunity to retest in the Spring/Summer to begin college classes the following Fall semester.
The Early College High School application can be completed online using this form. We have also provided a downloadable version of the ECHS application form if you prefer to print and complete it on paper.
Please read the ECHS Application Instructions carefully and to make sure you complete it correctly.
To help you get organized, we have also provided this ECHS Application Checklist.
All incoming 9th-grade ECHS students must participate in the AVID program at Travis ECHS. AVID provides support to students enrolled in ACC classes by offering tutoring, homework time, and academic/organizational checks. AVID teaches the study and organizational skills needed for college success and offers additional TSI preparation to those who need it. Applicants in 8th grade must submit an AVID application along with ECHS application by deadline. The online AVID application can be found in the ECHS program application information page.
For more information about AVID, please refer to the Travis AVID Flier.
Complete your AVID application here.
ABOUT TRANSFER REQUESTS:
Students that need to request an in-district or out-of-district transfer to attend Travis HS must first apply to Travis ECHS program by deadline. Once an acceptance letter is received, please return the ECHS Commitment Form included with letter. This will secure that an in-district transfer is processed automatically if needed. If you need an out-of-district transfer you must complete the transfer application with AISD Student Services office.