Fall 2021 applicants - for a summary of our ECHS program features, application instructions and links to application steps, go to our Future Student Newsletter.
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 and participate in the ECHS program.
The Fall 2021 application is now OPEN. The deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, April 9, 2021. View the Fall 2021 Travis ECHS Application Promo Flier.
Due to COVID-19 and remote learning, the Early College High School application for Fall 2021 must be completed online. To view the application and instructions before getting into the online form, download or view this document: Fall 2021 Travis ECHS Program Application Instructions. Make sure to read carefully and follow all instructions.
Click Apply Now button to access the online ECHS Program Application.
Teacher Input Form
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 interest form along with ECHS application by deadline. For more information about AVID, please refer to the Travis AVID Program Flier for 2020-2021.
Complete your AVID Interest Form here.
Once students have applied and are notified of program acceptance, they must take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness test. Students will also be asked to participate in summer activities where they receive program orientation, college readiness activities, and TSI test preparation, as needed. Information on testing anf other date(s) will be provided with acceptance notification.
If students meet TSI college-readiness scores by end of summer, they can begin taking ACC classes in Fall 2021. Students that do not meet college-readiness scores, will have the opportunity to participate in further TSI preparation and re-testing throughout the fall semester, to begin ACC classes in Spring 2022.
The Spring application is for current Travis HS 9th or 10th graders interested in starting the program the upcoming Spring. The Spring 2022 Application will open on October 15, 2021.
ABOUT TRANSFER REQUESTS:
Students that are planning to participate in the ECHS Program and need an in-district or out-of-district transfer to attend Travis HS must first apply to the ECHS program by the established deadline. Once an acceptance notification is received, please return the ECHS Commitment Form included with the notification. This will secure that an in-district transfer is processed automatically, if needed. If you need an out-of-district transfer you must also complete the transfer application with the AISD Student Services office.