William B. Travis Early College High School

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

Travis High School wants our ECHS student population to be a diverse group of students. To meet the intent of this program we place emphasis on selecting students who will be great representatives of Travis High School and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Students who are entering 9th or 10th grade
  • Students who are first generation college potential (neither custodial parent has received a four-year degree)
  • Students who would benefit from accelerated academic instruction
  • Students who are at-risk of not completing high school or pursuing higher education
  • Students who are under-served in higher education

In addition, the following are key attributes of successful ECHS students:

  • Ability to make mature, responsible, independent and productive choices that contribute to success and growth
  • Desire to be intellectually challenged and experience rigorous college level and honors-level high school courses
  • Ability to work cooperatively and be engaged in communication, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, and making education a priority
  • Desire to effectively and appropriately use technology toward educational purposes and enrichment

Once enrolled, students must maintain a 2.0 (B) grade average to continue in the program.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) 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 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. 

Once students apply and are notified of program acceptance, they are required to take the TSI test, and then participate in a summer bridge program in June where they will take classes in college readiness, reading, writing, and TSI preparation, depending on what they need according to test scores. Students that are college-ready by the end of the summer bridge, can register to begin taking ACC classes in the Fall semester. Students that do not achieve passing scores, have the opportunity to participate in TSI prep tutorials and retest in the fall to begin ACC classes the following Spring.

Texas Success Initiative Communication Plan