TCC and AISD Open New Early College High School

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 20, 2014)
 
WHAT:
As part of their commitment to foster a college-going culture, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus and Arlington Independent School District are joining together to open TCC’s new $13 million Tarrant County College Southeast/Arlington ISD Collegiate High School.
 
TCC and AISD officials are expected to be joined by community leaders to officially open the 30,000 square-foot building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Early College High School (ECHS) includes nine classrooms, two science laboratories with a preparatory room between them, and one computer laboratory. It also includes a learning resource center, a 400-seat cafeteria/auditorium, administrative offices and 250-parking spaces.
 
Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 25. Each fall a maximum of 125 freshmen will be enrolled until the capacity of 500 students is reached in 2018, when this inaugural class of students who meet requirements will graduate with both their high school diplomas and associate degrees.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Aug. 22
2 p.m.
 
WHERE:
TCC Southeast Campus
2100 Southeast Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76018
 
OTHER:
TCC graduated its first 13 ECHS students in May with associate degrees from the Marine Creek Collegiate High School (MCCHS), about a month before they graduated with their high school diplomas. MCCHS opened at TCC Northwest Campus in fall 2010 with a freshman class from Lake Worth Independent School District. The first Fort Worth ISD students enrolled in fall 2011.
 

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