New ECHS cohort begins bridge program

from Lubbock ISD

New Early College High School Cohort Begins Bridge Program

Students accepted into the second cohort for the Estacado Early College High School program will launch the experience with a Summer Bridge program beginning Monday, June 5.

The kick-off event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Estacado High School. The students will be introduced to the goals and activities for the month-long program, which will culminate with celebration for the participants on their acceptance to Texas Tech University.

The Summer Bridge program prepares students to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment, qualifying students for the appropriate coursework at Texas Tech. The goal is to prepare dual credit students for success in the higher-level coursework.

The Estacado Early College High School is in collaboration with Texas Tech University. The partnership is one of the few in the nation that includes a Tier One university and is the only one of its kind in the Big 12. The Estacado Early College High School gives students the opportunity to begin earning college credit at Texas Tech in their ninth-grade year and earn up to 60 hours by the time they graduate from high school, a value of up to $40,000. The Estacado Early College High School is free to students and only offered to students within the Lubbock Independent School District.

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